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Alan Jay Lerner

 
Date Of Death:
June 14, 1986 (???)
Bio:
Alan Jay Lerner wrote some of America's best loved and enduring stage and movie musicals with Frederick Loewe over a period of more than 25 years: Life of the Party, What's Up, The Day Before Spring, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, My Fair Lady, Camelot and Gigi. He also wrote Love Life with Kurt ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: August 31, 1918
Date of Death: June 14, 1986 (67)

Bio:
Alan Jay Lerner wrote some of America's best loved and enduring stage and movie musicals with Frederick Loewe over a period of more than 25 years: Life of the Party, What's Up, The Day Before Spring, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, My Fair Lady, Camelot and Gigi. He also wrote Love Life with Kurt ... (read complete bio)

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[West End, 2022]
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[Broadway, 1987]
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[Broadway, 1983]
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Making MY FAIR LADY @ NMSU THEATRE ARTS  My Fair Lady OPENS 4.26.19 @ NMSU Theatre Ar Photo

Making MY FAIR LADY @ NMSU THEATRE ARTS My Fair Lady OPENS 4.26.19 @ NMSU Theatre Arts Department - NMSU Theatre Arts/American Southwest Theatre Company Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner Music by

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Making MY FAIR LADY @ NMSU THEATRE ARTS  My Fair Lady - OPENS 4.26.19  Book and Lyric Photo

Making MY FAIR LADY @ NMSU THEATRE ARTS My Fair Lady - OPENS 4.26.19 Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner Music by Frederick Loewe Directed by Larissa Lury Musical Direction by Christa Fredrickson

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Steven Reineke, Laura Osnes, Colin Donnell, Nathan Gunn and members of the families of Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner

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10/15/2016

 

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Productions

[West End, 2022]
Book and Lyrics

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Book

Lyricist

[Broadway, 1987]
Creative Consultant

[Broadway, 1983]
Director

[Broadway, 1979]
Producer

[Broadway, 1965]
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Alan Jay Lerner Biography

Alan Jay Lerner wrote some of America's best loved and enduring stage and movie musicals with Frederick Loewe over a period of more than 25 years: Life of the Party, What's Up, The Day Before Spring, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, My Fair Lady, Camelot and Gigi. He also wrote Love Life with Kurt Weill, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever and Carmelina with Burton Lane, Coco with Andre Previn, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with Leonard Bernstein and Dance a Little Closer with Charles Strouse. He wrote the libretto and/or lyrics for the following films: An American in Paris, Gigi, The Little Prince, Royal Wedding and film versions of his plays. He wrote two books: The Street Where I Live and The Musical Theatre: A Celebration. During his life he received multiple Tonys, Oscars, Grammys and Golden Globes and a Kennedy Center Honor. Mr. Lerner died in 1986.

Alan Jay Lerner Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1979 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Alan Jay Lerner, Carmelina
 
Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Alan Jay Lerner, Gigi
 
Tony Awards - 1966 - Best Conductor and Musical Director
Alan Jay Lerner, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1956 - Best Musical Gold Star
Alan Jay Lerner, My Fair Lady
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1947 - Best Musical Gold Star
Alan Jay Lerner, Brigadoon

Alan Jay Lerner News

New Broadway Dates Announced For CAMELOT at Lincoln Center Theater Photo New Broadway Dates Announced For CAMELOT at Lincoln Center Theater
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater has announced new dates today for their upcoming production of Lerner & Loewe’s CAMELOT. 

MY FAIR LADY Now Playing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre Photo MY FAIR LADY Now Playing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

Broadway In Chicago has announced the North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY is now playing at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited engagement only through July 10, 2022.

Exclusive Prices for MY FAIR LADY From Just £20 Photo Exclusive Prices for MY FAIR LADY From Just £20
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jun 28, 2022

Exclusive: get tickets to the major West End revival of My Fair Lady from just £20.

Shereen Pimentel and More Join CAMELOT at the Muny Photo Shereen Pimentel and More Join CAMELOT at the Muny
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2022

Joining the previously announced principal cast is Shereen Pimentel (Guenevere/Reveler), Evan Ruggiero (Sir Dinadan/Reveler), Daryl Tofa (Sir Lionel/Reveler), Sarah Quinn Taylor (Sir Sagramore/Reveler), Riley Carter Adams (Tom of Warwick/Reveler), and Barrett Riggins (Mordred/Squire Dap/Reveler).

MY FAIR LADY Comes to the Birmingham Hippodrome in 2023 Photo MY FAIR LADY Comes to the Birmingham Hippodrome in 2023
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

Birmingham Hippodrome have today announced that New York's Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed and multi award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's much loved MY FAIR LADY will play at¬†the theatre from Wednesday 8 March ‚Äď Sunday 26 March 2023 as part of a UK and Ireland tour which begins in September 2022 following a limited engagement at the London Coliseum this summer.

Show Of The Week: Exclusive Prices for MY FAIR LADY From Just £25 Photo Show Of The Week: Exclusive Prices for MY FAIR LADY From Just £25
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jun 6, 2022

Get exclusive prices for tickets for the West End revival of the 'loverly' My Fair Lady. The Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning production of My Fair Lady comes to London in Summer 2022, the first major West End revival of Lerner & Loewe’s much-loved musical for 21 years.

Music Theatre International Celebrates 70 Years Photo Music Theatre International Celebrates 70 Years
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 2, 2022

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI)¬†announced the celebration of its 70th anniversary. Officially recognized on May 29th, the date former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared ‚ÄúMusic Theatre International Day‚ÄĚ in 2012, MTI is celebrating this milestone throughout the next year by showcasing the incredible talents of theatrical organizations around the world.

Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 to Present New Play THE NOSEBLEED, Written and Directed b Photo Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 to Present New Play THE NOSEBLEED, Written and Directed by Aya Ogawa
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 announced today a new production of THE NOSEBLEED, written and directed by Aya Ogawa, which will begin performances Saturday, July 16 and run for six weeks only through Sunday, August 28 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street).  Opening night is Monday, August 1.

Happy Eliza Doolittle Day! Photo Happy Eliza Doolittle Day!
by HaleyJane Rose - May 20, 2022

'On the twentieth of May, I proclaim Eliza Doolittle Day!' Take a listen to 'Just You Wait' from My Fair Lady to celebrate Eliza's day!

BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY The Licoln Center Theater Production at Proctors Photo BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY The Licoln Center Theater Production at Proctors
by Marc Savitt - May 19, 2022

Directed by Bartlett Sher this production remains true to the original, but some updates have been made including some refreshing of the book and dialogue some of which shine a brighter light on the equality of the sexes despite social norms of the time.  Much of which was notably popular with the audience.

Alan Jay Lerner Videos

VIDEO: First Look at MY FAIR LADY in the West End VideoVIDEO: First Look at MY FAIR LADY in the West End
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2022

New production footage has been released today of the company of My Fair Lady. The company features Harry Hadden-Paton as Henry Higgins, Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle, Stephen K Amos as Alfred P Doolittle, Dame Vanessa Redgrave as Mrs Higgins, Malcolm Sinclair as Colonel Pickering, Maureen Beattie as Mrs Pearce, and Sharif Afifi as Freddy Eynsford-Hill.

BWW Exclusive: Jenn Collela, Aisha Jackson & More Sing Lerner & Loewe in BROADWAY IN  VideoBWW Exclusive: Jenn Collela, Aisha Jackson & More Sing Lerner & Loewe in BROADWAY IN CONCERT on PBS
by Michael Major - Mar 4, 2022

Performing these Lerner and Loewe classics are Tony Award nominee Jenn Colella (Come From Away); Aaron Lazar; Jose Llana (The King and I); Michael Maliakel (Aladdin); Aisha Jackson (Frozen); Sean Thompson (Sunset Boulevard); and Bayla Whitten (West End’s Les Misérables). Get a first look at performances in an exclusive clip!

VIDEO: Go Inside the Revival for Encores! LOVE LIFE with Victoria Clark, Brian Stokes VideoVIDEO: Go Inside the Revival for Encores! LOVE LIFE with Victoria Clark, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kate Baldwin & More
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2021

The third installment of¬†Encores! Inside the Revival¬†features¬†director¬†Victoria Clark,‚ÄĮEncores! Music¬†Director‚ÄĮRob Berman‚ÄĮand‚ÄĮConsulting Producer for Musical Theater,¬†and previous‚ÄĮEncores! Artistic Director‚ÄĮJack¬†Viertel¬†as they¬†revisit,¬†Love Life¬†a year later and‚ÄĮdiscuss their process of imagining Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner‚Äôs rarely seen‚ÄĮ1948 musical.¬†

VIDEO: Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden Perform 'The Heather on the Hill' From BRIGA VideoVIDEO: Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden Perform 'The Heather on the Hill' From BRIGADOON
by Stage Tube - Nov 19, 2020

Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden are back with another song from their album 'Together... At A Distance.' This time the duo took on the song 'The Heather On The Hill' from Brigadoon by Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe.

Broadway Rewind: Vanessa Hudgens Makes Her Broadway Debut in GIGI VideoBroadway Rewind: Vanessa Hudgens Makes Her Broadway Debut in GIGI
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 15, 2020

Today we rewind to 2015, when the first revival of Gigi arrived on Broadway. The musical opened on April 8 at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it ran for 86 performances. 

Broadway Rewind: Head Back to the Highlands with Kelli O'Hara & Patrick Wilson in BRI VideoBroadway Rewind: Head Back to the Highlands with Kelli O'Hara & Patrick Wilson in BRIGADOON
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 4, 2020

Today we rewind to 2017, for the New York City Center gala presentation of Brigadoon. Featuring a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe, the musical is about two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every 100 years.

VIDEO: Watch Mark William & Clint Edwards Perform 'On A Clear Day You Can See Forever VideoVIDEO: Watch Mark William & Clint Edwards Perform 'On A Clear Day You Can See Forever'
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2020

Mark William, two time BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award winner, guest starred on The Clint Edwards Show. The renowned composer/ arranger along with bassist Sam Zerna joined Mark William in creating a virtual music video of the classic Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane song ' On A Clear Day' from three different parts of the country.

VIDEO: See Kate Baldwin & Brian Stokes Mitchell Rehearsing 'Here I'll Stay' From LOVE VideoVIDEO: See Kate Baldwin & Brian Stokes Mitchell Rehearsing 'Here I'll Stay' From LOVE LIFE
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2020

Rehearsals are underway for the New York City Center production of Love Life starring Kate Baldwin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, John Edwards, Sara Jean Ford, Isabella Houston, Owen Tabaka and Clarke Thorell. See a video of Kate Baldwin & Brian Stokes Mitchell

BWW TV: Watch Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kate Baldwin & More Give Sneak Peek of Encores!  VideoBWW TV: Watch Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kate Baldwin & More Give Sneak Peek of Encores! LOVE LIFE
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 10, 2020

Next up at New York City Center  Encores! is Love Life, which runs for seven performances at New York City Center from March 18 - 22. Watch as the cast gives a very special sneak peek of 'Economics' and 'I Remember It Well' and tells us even more about what to expect from the show!

VIDEO: James Taylor Performs 'Almost Like Being in Love' From BRIGADOON on THE LATE S VideoVIDEO: James Taylor Performs 'Almost Like Being in Love' From BRIGADOON on THE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Mar 3, 2020

James Taylor returns to the Ed Sullivan Theater to perform 'Almost Like Being in Love,' off his new album 'American Standard.'


Alan Jay Lerner Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Alan Jay Lerner written?
Alan Jay Lerner has written 22 shows including What's Up (Bookwriter), The Day Before Spring (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Brigadoon (Bookwriter), Love Life (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Paint Your Wagon (Bookwriter/Lyricist), My Fair Lady (Bookwriter), Camelot (Bookwriter), On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Bookwriter), Coco (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Lolita, My Love (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill (Lyricist), Gigi (Bookwriter), 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Carmelina (Bookwriter), Lerner and Loewe: A Very Special Evening (Lyricist), Dance a Little Closer (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Barbara Cook's Broadway! (Lyricist), Here Lies Jenny (Lyricist), Here Lies Jenny (Lyricist), LoveMusik (Lyricist), Gigi (Lyricist), The Late Great Me: An Evening With Alan Jay Lerner (Lyricist).

What awards has Alan Jay Lerner been nominated for?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Carmelina , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Gigi , Best Conductor and Musical Director (Tony Awards) for On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for My Fair Lady and Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Brigadoon .

What awards has Alan Jay Lerner won?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Gigi Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for My Fair Ladyand Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Brigadoon.