Sunday, 17 November 2013

A wonderful program on Friday night the BBC’s Broadway a Jewish Legacy Below is a list (only part) of musicals written by Jewish composers. I couldn’t believe it as each iconic named musical was rolled out one was rolled out
ANNIE, Martin Charnin (w) and Charles Strouse (m) ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Irving Berlin (w&m) • BARNUM, Michael Stewart (w) and Cy Coleman (m) • BELLS ARE RINGING, (w) and Jule Styne (m) • BYE BYE BIRDIE, Lee Adams (w) and Charles Strouse (m) • CABARET, Fred Ebb (w) and John Kander (m) • CAMELOT, Alan Jay Lerner (w) and Frederick Loewe* (m) • CAROUSEL, Oscar Hammerstein II* (w) and Richard Rodgers (m) • CHICAGO, Fred Ebb (w) and John Kander (m) • A CHORUS LINE, Edward Kleban (w) and Marvin Hamlisch (m) • THE DESERT SONG, Oscar Hammerstein II*/Frank Mandel (w) and • FAME, Jacques Levy (w) and Steve Margoshes (m) • FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Sheldon Harnick (w) and Jerry Bock (m) • FINIAN'S RAINBOW, E. Y. Harburg (w) and Burton Lane (m) • FLOWER DRUM SONG, Oscar Hammerstein II* (w) and Richard Rodgers (m) • FOLLIES, Stephen Sondheim (w&m) • 42ND STREET, Al Dubin (w) [music by Harry Warren (non-Jewish)] • FUNNY GIRL, Bob Merrill (w) and Jule Styne (m) • A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, Stephen Sondheim (w&m) • GIGI, Alan Jay Lerner (w) and Frederick Loewe* (m) • GODSPELL, Stephen Schwartz (w&m) • GUYS AND DOLLS, Frank Loesser (w&m) • GYPSY, Stephen Sondheim (w) and Jule Styne (m) • HELLO, DOLLY, Jerry Herman (w&m) • THE KING AND I, Oscar Hammerstein II* (w) and Richard Rodgers • LES MISERABLES, Alain Boublil 1/Herbert Kretzmer (w) and Claude-Michel Schönberg 1 (m) • A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Stephen Sondheim (w&m) • MAME, Jerry Herman (w&m) • MARY POPPINS, Richard and Robert Sherman (w&m) • MISS SAIGON, Alain Boublil (w) and Claude-Michel Schönberg (m) • MY FAIR LADY, Alan Jay Lerner (w) and Frederick Loewe* (m) • OKLAHOMA!, Oscar Hammerstein II* (w) and Richard Rodgers (m) • OLIVER!, Lionel Bart (w&m) • PAJAMA GAME, Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (w&m) • PORGY AND BESS, Ira Gershwin (w) and George Gershwin (m) • THE PRODUCERS, Mel Brooks (w&m) • RAGTIME, Lynn Ahrens (w) • SHOW BOAT, Oscar Hammerstein • SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Arthur Freed (w) • THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Oscar Hammerstein II* (w) and Richard Rodgers (m) • SOUTH PACIFIC, Oscar Hammerstein II* (w) and Richard Rodgers (m) • STOP THE WORLD - I WANT TO GET OFF, Anthony Newley 2 (w&m) [lyrics and music also by Leslie Bricusse] • SWEET CHARITY, Dorothy Fields (w) and Cy Coleman (m) • WEST SIDE STORY, Stephen Sondheim (w) and Leonard Bernstein ( • THE WIZARD OF OZ, E. Y. Harburg (w) and Harold Arlen (m)

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  1. My all time favorite Les Miserables

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