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To Broadway, To Life!The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick$
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Philip Lambert

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195390070

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390070.001.0001

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Suave Young Men

Suave Young Men

Creative Stirrings from Childhood through College

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(p.1) 1 Suave Young Men
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To Broadway, To Life!
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Philip Lambert

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390070.003.0001

This chapter summarizes the musical and creative influences and activities of Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock during their formative years. Born and raised in Chicago, Harnick was trained as a violinist, served in the military, and attended Northwestern University, where he wrote songs for an ambitious student revue, the Waa-Mu Show. Bock was born in New Haven, Connecticut and raised in Flushing, New York, where he began writing musicals in high school. As a music student the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he won first prize in a BMI contest for his second full-length musical.

Keywords:   Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin, Waa-Mu Show, BMI

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