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Lorenz HartA Poet on Broadway$
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Frederick Nolan

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780195102895

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.001.0001

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To Keep My Love Alive

To Keep My Love Alive

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(p.300) 37 To Keep My Love Alive
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Lorenz Hart
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Frederick Nolan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.003.0037

Richard Rodgers had still not entirely given up hope that Lorenz Hart could be persuaded to participate in the new show; but Hart was adamant. Toward the end of the year, an item appeared reporting that Rodgers and Hart had dropped a Mexican musical called Muchacha they were working on; whose imagination this may have been a figment of, one can only guess. Hart was meanwhile noisily discussing several new projects. One of these, brought to him by author-playwright Paul Gallico, was a story called Miss Underground, for which Gallico proposed they enroll the talents of refugee Emmerich Kalman, the famous Viennese composer. Larry liked it enough to set to work; with great energy he produced seventeen or eighteen lyrics. Joshua Logan always said Rodgers was a superlative editor of Hart's work. Perhaps that was what was missing here.

Keywords:   Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Paul Gallico, Miss Underground, Emmerich Kalman, Joshua Logan

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