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Pick Yourself UpDorothy Fields and the American Musical$
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Charlotte Greenspan

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195111101

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.001.0001

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Up in Central Park

Up in Central Park

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(p.138) 13 Up in Central Park
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Pick Yourself Up
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Charlotte Greenspan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.003.0013

This chapter focuses on Dorothy's return to writing lyrics via the new musical, Up in Central Park. She and Herb wrote the libretto together, as they had for their previous three shows. The composer was an old friend but a new collaborator: Sigmund Romberg. Up in Central Park is a mixture of fact and fiction. Similar to stage and screen biographies—musical or otherwise — its story was essentially fiction with an anchor in history. In this it differs from Oklahoma! or Carousel, which are also set in the past, but without characters who had actually made news in their time.

Keywords:   Up in Central Park, women songwriters, Up in Central Park, Sigmund Romberg, Broadway musicals

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