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E. Y. Harburg

 
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[Broadway, 1951]
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[Broadway, 1947]
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[Broadway, 1944]
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[Broadway, 1934]
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[Broadway, 1944]
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[Broadway, 1934]
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E. Y. Harburg News

Interview: Musical Director Mike Dixon Talks About His Amazing Career Photo Interview: Musical Director Mike Dixon Talks About His Amazing Career
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 15, 2022

Mike Dixon is one of the theatre industries legendary characters. With over forty years in the business, he has been Musical Director for more than twenty West End productions.

'Judy Garland: The Greatest Night in Show Business History' 1961 Concert Released on  Photo 'Judy Garland: The Greatest Night in Show Business History' 1961 Concert Released on High-Definition Audio
by Michael Major - Jul 26, 2022

The Canadian label High Definition Tape Transfers, Inc. (HDTT), which specializes in high-definition releases of classical, jazz and pop classics and whose extensive catalogue ranges from Duke Ellington to Gustav Mahler, is proud to release the high-definition release of Judy Garland: The Greatest Night in Show Business History.

Broadway Streaming Guide: July 2022 - Where to Watch HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES  Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: July 2022 - Where to Watch HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Jul 2, 2022

From the new season of High School Musical: the Series to some Broadway favorites, such as Neil Patrick Harris, Lea Salonga, and Derek Klena, starring in new streaming shows, check out what's coming to streaming services this month! Look below to see what movies, television, music, and concerts you should tune into this July!

Album Review: JUDY GARLAND: THE FINAL CONCERT IN COPENHAGEN Is A Sweet Reminder Of A  Photo Album Review: JUDY GARLAND: THE FINAL CONCERT IN COPENHAGEN Is A Sweet Reminder Of A Special Woman
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 30, 2022

The legendarily spoken of last concert of Judy Garland has been digitally mixed, mastered, and restored and it is a respectful, loving look at the legend's last days.

Two World Premieres, SOMETHING ROTTEN, JERSEY BOYS & More Announced for Circuit Playh Photo Two World Premieres, SOMETHING ROTTEN, JERSEY BOYS & More Announced for Circuit Playhouse, Inc. 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

¬†Circuit Playhouse, Inc., the organization that includes The Circuit Playhouse, TheatreWorks @ the Square, and Playhouse on the Square will celebrate 55 years of professional live theatre in Memphis‚Äô Performing Arts District ‚Äď Overton Square.

Vital Theatre Company To Launch First Lancaster Production Photo Vital Theatre Company To Launch First Lancaster Production
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 28, 2022

Vital Theatre Company has announced the launch of its first production in Lancaster County, the company's one-hour, six-actor 'The Wizard of Oz' The production is directed by Stephen Sunderlin and choreographed by Rebecca Frazier, based on original adaption and direction by Vital Theatre Company co-founder Michael Schloegl.

Pre-Broadway SOUL TRAIN, THE HEADLANDS & More Announced for American Conservatory The Photo Pre-Broadway SOUL TRAIN, THE HEADLANDS & More Announced for American Conservatory Theater 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2022

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon and Executive Director Jennifer Bielstein announced today the productions that will make up the company’s 2022/23 season.

Photos: Vital Theatre Company's THE WIZARD OF OZ Returns Photo Photos: Vital Theatre Company's THE WIZARD OF OZ Returns
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 12, 2022

Vital Theatre Company has announced the return of the company's one-hour, six-actor 'The Wizard of Oz,' By L. Frank Baum.

FUNNY GIRL Adds Ramin Karimloo, Jane Lynch & Jared Grimes; Previews Begin This March  Photo FUNNY GIRL Adds Ramin Karimloo, Jane Lynch & Jared Grimes; Previews Begin This March At the August Wilson Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 6, 2021

Excited for FUNNY GIRL's return to Broadway? We've got casting news today about Ramin Karimloo, Jane Lynch and Jared Grimes joining the cast for the first Broadway revival of FUNNY GIRL.

ACT Louisville Productions Announces Cast And Creative Team For THE WIZARD OF OZ Photo ACT Louisville Productions Announces Cast And Creative Team For THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2021

ACT Louisville Productions producers Beth Craig Hall (Actors Center for Training and Dancers Center for Training) and Randy Blevins have announced the complete cast and creative team for their musical production The Wizard of Oz at The Iroquois Amphitheater July 30-August 2.

E. Y. Harburg Videos

VIDEO: Westport Country Playhouse Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ VideoVIDEO: Westport Country Playhouse Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2019

Westport Country Playhouse's Family Festivities Series will present the classic musical, "The Wizard of Oz," on Sunday, March 17. The show is produced by Vital Theatre Company.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Bebe Neuwirth, Carolee Carmello, Vanessa Williams & More  VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Bebe Neuwirth, Carolee Carmello, Vanessa Williams & More in the Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 7, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat.

BWW TV: Vanessa Williams & Company Push De Button in Rehearsals for Encores! HEY, LOO VideoBWW TV: Vanessa Williams & Company Push De Button in Rehearsals for Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by TV - Press Previews - Feb 1, 2018

Check out a sneak peek of Vanessa Williams and company in rehearsal for 'Push De Button,' originally from Jamaica. 

BWW TV: Hey, Look This Over! Vanessa Williams, Carolee Carmello, Bebe Neuwirth & More VideoBWW TV: Hey, Look This Over! Vanessa Williams, Carolee Carmello, Bebe Neuwirth & More Get Ready to Kick Off the Encores! Season
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 31, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat.

BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Carolee Carmello in Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER! VideoBWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Carolee Carmello in Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 30, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat.

BWW Blog: Morgan Reynolds of THE WIZARD OF OZ Tour - An Exclusive Look at 8 Months on the Road, Filmed 1 Second Each Day
by Guest Blogger: Morgan Reynolds - Jul 18, 2016

THE WIZARD OF OZ NORTH AMERICAN TOUR played its final performance on Sunday, July 17 at the Straz Center in Tampa, FL.  During the tour, Morgan Reynolds (Scarecrow) took fans on a backstage journey down the yellow brick road.  Here is the final installment: An incredible look at 8 months on the road, captured in a second each day.  Check out the video below! 

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/23/16- FINIAN'S RAINBOW
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2016

Today in 1960, Finian's Rainbow opened at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rodgers Theatre). Finian's Rainbow is a musical with a book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, lyrics by Harburg, and music by Burton Lane. The 1947 Broadway production ran for 725 performances. Finian moves to the southern United States (the fictional state of Missitucky is a humorous combination of Mississippi and Kentucky) from Ireland with his daughter Sharon, to bury a stolen pot of gold near Fort Knox, in the mistaken belief that it will grow. A leprechaun follows them, desperate to recover his treasure before the loss of it turns him permanently human. Complications arise when a bigoted and corrupt U.S. Senator gets involved, and when wishes are made inadvertently over the hidden crock.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/18/16- FINIAN'S RAINBOW
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2016

Today in 1955, Finian's Rainbow opened at City Center, where it ran for 15 performances. Finian's Rainbow is a musical with a book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, lyrics by Harburg, and music by Burton Lane. The 1947 Broadway production ran for 725 performances. Finian moves to the southern United States (the fictional state of Missitucky is a humorous combination of Mississippi and Kentucky) from Ireland with his daughter Sharon, to bury a stolen pot of gold near Fort Knox, in the mistaken belief that it will grow. A leprechaun follows them, desperate to recover his treasure before the loss of it turns him permanently human. Complications arise when a bigoted and corrupt U.S. Senator gets involved, and when wishes are made inadvertently over the hidden crock.

BWW Blog: WIZARD OF OZ Tour's Morgan Reynolds
by Guest Blogger: Morgan Reynolds - Dec 4, 2015

@morganwreynolds (Scarecrow) takes fans behind-the-scenes on the 2015-16 North American tour of The Wizard of Oz! #WizardUsTour.  Check out his latest vlog below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of THE WIZARD OF OZ National Tour!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 3, 2015

TROIKA Entertainment, LLC is delighted to announce full casting for the North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ  launched on December 1, 2015 at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH. Check out a first look at highlights below!


E. Y. Harburg Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has E. Y. Harburg written?
E. Y. Harburg has written 16 shows including The Wizard of Oz (Lyricist), Ballyhoo of 1932 (Lyricist), Walk a Little Faster (Lyricist), Ziegfeld Follies of 1934 (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Life Begins at 8:40 (Lyricist), The Show is On (Lyricist), Hooray For What! (Bookwriter), Hold on to Your Hats (Lyricist), Blue Holiday (Composer/Lyricist), Flahooley (Bookwriter), Jamaica (Bookwriter), The Happiest Girl in the World (Bookwriter), Darling of the Day (Lyricist), What a Day For a Miracle (Lyricist), I Got a Song (Lyricist), Stairway to Paradise (Sketches/Composer/Lyricist).