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Frederick Loewe

 
Date Of Death:
February 14, 1988 (???)
Bio:
Frederick Loewe, a classically trained musician, wrote the scores for some of America's most memorable musicals, including My Fair Lady, Camelot, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, and Gigi. Among his most famous songs with lyricist-partner Alan Jay Lerner are "Almost Like Being in Love," "I Could Have ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 10, 1904
Date of Death: February 14, 1988 (83)

Bio:
Frederick Loewe, a classically trained musician, wrote the scores for some of America's most memorable musicals, including My Fair Lady, Camelot, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, and Gigi. Among his most famous songs with lyricist-partner Alan Jay Lerner are "Almost Like Being in Love," "I Could Have ... (read complete bio)

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[West End, 2022]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 1964]
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[Broadway, 1963]
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[US Tour, 1963]
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[Broadway, 1960]
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[Broadway, 1947]
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[Broadway, 1945]
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[Broadway, 1936]
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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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[West End, 2022]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 1964]
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[US Tour, 1963]
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Frederick Loewe Biography

Frederick Loewe, a classically trained musician, wrote the scores for some of America's most memorable musicals, including My Fair Lady, Camelot, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, and Gigi. Among his most famous songs with lyricist-partner Alan Jay Lerner are "Almost Like Being in Love," "I Could Have Danced All Night," and "Thank Heaven for Little Girls." A musical prodigy, Loewe was born in Berlin in 1901 and, at 13, was the youngest piano soloist to play with the Berlin Philharmonic. His popular song "Katrina," written when he was 15, sold more than a million copies across Europe. Struggling to find work on Broadway after arriving in the U.S. in 1924, Loewe worked at such odd jobs as cow punching, boxing and accompanying silent films on the piano. He wrote with several other lyricists until approaching Lerner at New York's Lambs Club in 1942 about collaborating on a show - thus beginning one of Broadway√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs most extraordinary partnerships. The recipient of multiple Tony and Academy awards, Loewe died in Palm Springs in 1988.

Frederick Loewe Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2002 - The Hilton Award for Outstanding Musical Production Gold Star
Frederick Loewe, My Fair Lady
 
Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Frederick Loewe, Gigi
 
Tony Awards - 1957 - Best Musical Gold Star
Frederick Loewe, My Fair Lady
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1956 - Best Musical Gold Star
Frederick Loewe, My Fair Lady
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1947 - Best Musical Gold Star
Frederick Loewe, Brigadoon

Frederick Loewe News

TheaterWorksUSA Announces Return of Family Summer Theater With New Bi-lingual Musical Photo TheaterWorksUSA Announces Return of Family Summer Theater With New Bi-lingual Musical, EL OTRO OZ
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2022

TheaterWorksUSA  will bring Family Summer Theater back to New York audiences with the NYC premiere of El Otro Oz.

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.

Stephanie Fleischmann Wins Second Annual Campbell Opera Librettist Prize Photo Stephanie Fleischmann Wins Second Annual Campbell Opera Librettist Prize
by Marissa Tomeo - May 21, 2022

OPERA America is pleased to announce the selection of Stephanie Fleischmann as the 2022 Campbell Opera Librettist Prize recipient. Conceived and funded by acclaimed librettist and lyricist Mark Campbell, the Prize is the first award in the history of American opera created specifically to honor the work of opera librettists, and comes with a $7,000 award to support the winner’s creative and career development.

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.

BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY, London Coliseum Photo BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY, London Coliseum
by Aliya Al-Hassan - May 19, 2022

Expectations have been high for My Fair Lady. It is easy to see why it was such a hit on Broadway; brimming with English period tropes of top hats, Ascot races, lovable cockneys and snobbish toffs. Bartlett Sher's revival now comes to the West End. It looks stunning, but does not always hit the high notes.

VIDEO: First Look at MY FAIR LADY in the West End Photo VIDEO: 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.

MY FAIR LADY to Play Detroit Opera House This July Photo MY FAIR LADY to Play Detroit Opera House This July
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

The North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY, directed by Bartlett Sher, will play the Detroit Opera House, July 12-24, 2022.

Frederick Loewe 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.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for MY FAIR LADY at the London Coliseum VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for MY FAIR LADY at the London Coliseum
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 5, 2022

My Fair Lady is on its way to the London stage. Bartlett Sher's glorious multi award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's much loved My Fair Lady will transfer to the London Coliseum for a limited summer engagement in what will be the first major West End revival of the show for 21 years.

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: 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: 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.'

PHOTO/VIDEO: Get A First Look At Shereen Ahmed, Laird Mackintosh & More In MY FAIR LA VideoPHOTO/VIDEO: Get A First Look At Shereen Ahmed, Laird Mackintosh & More In MY FAIR LADY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 18, 2019

The North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater's critically-acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady will open tomorrow, Thursday, December 19, at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production! Check out all new photos and video!

BWW Review: Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON Is Pure Gold VideoBWW Review: Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON Is Pure Gold
by Tanya Seale - Jul 28, 2019

Few people seem to be familiar with Lerner & Loewe's Paint Your Wagon. Those who are usually mention the 1969 film of the same title, starring Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood, known for being a ridiculously miscast and embarrassingly terrible flop. The musical, which originally appeared on Broadway in 1951, is similarly messy, and has gone pretty much unproduced for decades. Fortunately, however, playwright Jon Marans has redrafted the book, top-to-bottom, enhancing both the story line and its characters, and the result is a shiny-new masterpiece with new orchestrations and new dance and vocal arrangements. It is now an entirely enjoyable musical, complex in its structure, with an interesting setting, compelling plot, nuanced layers, appropriate social commentary, and characters...

Photos/Video: First Look at PAINT YOUR WAGON at the Muny, Starring Bobby Conte Thornt VideoPhotos/Video: First Look at PAINT YOUR WAGON at the Muny, Starring Bobby Conte Thornton, Mamie Parris, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2019

The Muny's sixth production of its 101st Season, Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon, officially opened on July 27, 2019.


Frederick Loewe Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Frederick Loewe written?
Frederick Loewe has written 11 shows including Great Lady (Composer), What's Up (Composer), The Day Before Spring (Composer), Brigadoon (Composer), Paint Your Wagon (Composer), My Fair Lady (Composer), Camelot (Composer), Gigi (Composer), Lerner and Loewe: A Very Special Evening (Composer), Fosse (Composer), Gigi (Composer).

What awards has Frederick Loewe been nominated for?
The Hilton Award for Outstanding Musical Production (Olivier Awards) for My Fair Lady , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Gigi , Best Musical (Tony Awards) for My Fair Lady 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 Frederick Loewe won?
The Hilton Award for Outstanding Musical Production (Olivier Awards) for My Fair Lady, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Gigi, Best Musical (Tony Awards) for My Fair Lady Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for My Fair Ladyand Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Brigadoon.