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Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters

Dominic McHugh

Abstract

Alan Jay Lerner was the lyricist of some of the most beloved musicals of all time, including My Fair Lady, Gigi, Brigadoon, and Camelot. Yet much of his work is less well known and his career has been overlooked in the scholarly literature on musicals. This book helps to bridge the gap by providing new insights into his working life through his professional correspondence with his colleagues and friends. The collection contains letters to Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison, Frederick Loewe, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Leonard Bernstein, among many others. It also provides an extensive commentary outlini ... More

Keywords: Alan Jay Lerner, Broadway, musicals, Gigi, My Fair Lady, Frederick Loewe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199949274
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949274.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dominic McHugh, author
University of Sheffield