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Al Sherman

Date of Death: September 16, 1973 (76)

Birth Place: Kiev, RUSSIA

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Al Sherman was born into a Jewish musical family in what is now, modern day Ukraine. His songwriting career began in 1918 while working as a staff pianist at the Remick Music Company. At Remick he worked alongside the likes of future songwriting greats George Gershwin and Vincent Youmans. During this time Al also organized and directed a small orchestra that played in New York and Miami Beach. In 1921, Al met silent film actress, Rosa Dancis. They were married in 1923. During the last days of Vaudeville, Al and several of his fellow hitmakers formed the revue "Songwriters on Parade", performing on the Loews and Keith circuits. Throughout the 1920s, 30s and 40s, Al was one of the most sought after songwriters on Tin Pan Alley.

Some of Al Sherman's most well known songs also include, "Wanita", "Save Your Sorrow", "Lindbergh (The Eagle of the U.S.A.)", "Pretending", "On the Beach at Bali-Bali", "Over Somebody Else's Shoulder", "No! No! A Thousand Times No!!", "For Sentimental Reasons", "(What Do We Do On A) Dew Dew Dewey Day", "Nine Little Miles from Ten-Ten-Tennessee", "Ninety-Nine Out Of A Hundred (Wanna Be Loved)", “On A Little Bamboo Bridge”, "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight”, “You Gotta Be A Football Hero" and "Got the Bench, Got the Park".


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In celebration of the 100-year anniversary of published Sherman family songwriting, Sherman Theatrical Entertainment Ltd. has announced the release of The Robbie Sherman Songbook: Backing Tracks and Vocal Guides, the premier audition tool for musical theatre professionals determined to succeed in the musical theatre industry.

Sherman Theatrical Entertainment Launches to Bring Sherman Brothers Productions to Stage, Screen and Streaming

Plans for music publishing and licensing of select songs and projects from the beloved Sherman family legacy portfolio best known for film scores including Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and theme park songs such as It's a Small World After All are also underway.

How Jeffrey Sherman's Vaccine Story Inspired 'A Spoonful of Sugar'

In a new interview, Jeffrey Sherman, son of famed lyricist Robert Sherman, revealed that it was his experience being vaccinated for polio that inspired the hook to the classic tune 'A Spoonful of Sugar' from Mary Poppins.

Calabria Foti Releases 'Prelude To A Kiss,' Out Now

For her 4th CD release, vocalist/violinist Calabria Foti wanted to do an album like her vocal heroes did back in the day; that is, with a big orchestra and legendary arrangers on the podium in an iconic Hollywood recording studio. Ms. Foti says, “This is the most expansive project I have ever done, and at the same time, it's the most intimate and personal. I recorded at Capitol Records with a full orchestra, singing some of the most endearing, sentimental songs ever written, all for my loved ones. This album is a full-production tear-jerker!”

Photo Flash: First Look at the UK Tour of A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN

Singing and dancing through 100 years of Sherman Family music; and you already know all of the songs by heart! A compelling musical stage show for all the family, celebrating the life and music of multi-award-winning Disney songwriters The Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh), Tin Pan Alley songwriter Al Sherman (writer for artists including Frank Sinatra, Billie Holliday and Ella Fitzgerald), and present-day composer, Robert J. Sherman. Come with us on a journey through the songbook of your childhood!

A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN Comes to The Darlington Hippodrome

The double Oscar-winning Sherman Brothers - Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman remain one of the most formidable songwriting teams in family entertainment history. From 1964 onwards their unparalleled partnership produced music, songs and scores for dozens of films, particularly many of Disney's best loved titles including Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book, Bedknobs & Broomsticks, Charlotte's Web, and The Aristocats. The highly prolific brothers were the sons of the great Al Sherman (1897-1973) who wrote songs for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many singers of the golden American Songbook period of the 1930s-1950s.

Robert J. Sherman and Georgi Mottram To Guest Star With Dominic Ferris At Live At Zedel, With Further Dates Announced

With his forthcoming 20th February performance sold out, Dominic Ferris is pleased to announce two further dates for his debut solo London show Me and My Piano at LIVE AT ZEDEL, on Saturday 5th May and Thursday 17th May 2018, at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now ( / 020 7734 4888 / in person at the Box Office).

Premiere UK Tour Of A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN Comes To St Helens Theatre Royal

A Spoonful of Sherman coming to St Helens Theatre Royal from Mon 26 - Wed 28 February, is a new musical stage show from Robert J Sherman which tells the compelling story of one family's century-long, award-winning musical journey.

Sherman Brothers Musical to Tour UK

UNITED THEATRICAL and MUSICWORLD (UK) announce a special 100 year anniversary UK tour of ROBERT J. SHERMAN's 'A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN, the new musical stage show featuring the songs of the Oscar-winning brothers: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.

BWW Interview: Robert J. Sherman Talks A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN

Songwriter Robert J. Sherman just ended a run of his latest show A Spoonful of Sherman at Live at Zedel. He discusses the genesis of the cabaret and his family's musical heritage.

Sherman Brothers Revue Returns to London for Two Weeks Only- Listen to a Track from the Album!

Following two sell-out runs A Spoonful of Sherman comes to Live at Zedel for two weeks only.

Casting Announced for A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN at Live at Zedel this Summer

Following two sold out critically-acclaimed London runs, A Spoonful of Sherman returns for two weeks only to Live at Zedel in the heart of London's West End. Today casting is announced as Helena Blackman (Titanic, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?) and Daniel Boys (The Boys in the Band, Park Theatre/West End, Spamalot, Avenue Q, Rent).

Robert J. Sherman to Take Part in Special Masterclass with Michael Xavier

Musical Theatre Masterclass (MTM) has announced Robert J. Sherman as their first speaker at a special VIP Masterclass on Sunday, 2 October 2016.

Ilan Galkoff Joins BUMBLESCRATCH at the Adelphi Theatre; Cast Complete!

As previously announced, there will be a special Gala Charity Concert of Robert J. Sherman's new musical Bumblescratch at the Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 4 September 2016 at 6.30pm.

Darren Day, Michael Xavier and Jessica Martin to Lead BUMBLESCRATCH at the Adelphi

As previously announced, there will be a special Gala Charity Concert of Robert J. Sherman's new musical Bumblescratch at the Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 4 September 2016 at 6.30pm. This performance is in aid of Variety, the Children's Charity, and is part of commemorations for the 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London, which raged in the East End for four days from 2 to 5 September 1666.

A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN Original London Cast Recording Out Next Week

On Monday 13th July 2015 SimG Records is to release the Original London Cast Recording of A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN - the critically acclaimed cabaret revue that celebrates 90 years and 3 generations of Sherman family songwriting.

BWW Reviews: NYMF's BAYONETS OF ANGST is Raucous Revelry

Set in the present day on the porch of a swamp house in Mississippi, BAYONETS OF ANGST introduces audiences to a handful of old codgers who are partaking in their annual reunion. In fact, this is their 149th gathering, and each year the shrinking group gets together to relive their experiences during the American Civil War. As an audience, we are told to forget what we learned in history because these men were there. Over the next two hours, we are treated to a dizzying array of madcap, behind-the-scenes hilarity that turns history on its head.

BWW Reviews: A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN, St James Theatre Studio, April 17 2014

A Spoonful? It's rather more than that - 90 years more! But if you're feeling exhausted by the long haul from January 1 to April 18 for a day off work, A Spoonful of Sherman (back at St James Theatre Studio until 22 April) will certainly help the medicine to go down.

St. James Studio Presents AS YOU LIKE IT, Kara Wilson and More, Beg. Tonight

St. James Studio is proud to announce an exciting lineup of events for April 2014. From Shakespeare to Kara Wilson, there is sure to be something for everyone. Check out the full lineup of events below!

Lyricist Anthony Drewe to Guest Narrate A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN at St. James Studio Theatre, 15-22 April

Award-winning British Lyricist Anthony Drewe is be a guest narrator at two special performances of the critically acclaimed cabaret, A Spoonful of Sherman, which returns to the St James Studio for a week-long run of nine shows from Tuesday 15 - Tuesday 22 April.


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