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Show TunesThe Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers$
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Steven Suskin

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195314076

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.001.0001

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Maury Yeston

Maury Yeston

Born: October 23, 1945, Jersey City, New Jersey

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(p.371) Maury Yeston
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Show Tunes
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Steven Suskin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0035

This chapter examines the work of Maury Yeston. It begins with an extended commentary of his career, followed by details on productions, with data and song information. Yeston developed an early interest in musical theater. He graduated from Yale in 1967 with twin ambitions: to teach music and to write Broadway musicals. After getting his master’s degree at Cambridge, he returned to Yale for his doctorate in 1971 and simultaneously entered Lehman Engel’s BMI Workshop.

Keywords:   Maury Yeston, composers, Broadway musicals, musical theater, show tunes, Lehman Engel

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