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Alan Jay LernerA Lyricist's Letters$
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Dominic McHugh

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199949274

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949274.001.0001

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“From This Day On”

“From This Day On”

The Rise of the Playwright-Lyricist, 1918–1951

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(p.1) Chapter 1 “From This Day On”
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Alan Jay Lerner
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Dominic McHugh

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949274.003.0001

This chapter introduces Lerner’s life and work and focuses on his childhood, upbringing, education, and early years on Broadway. It briefly examines the musicals he wrote as a student at Harvard University and makes reference to newspaper articles revealing new insights into his first collaborations with Frederick Loewe, Life of the Party, What’s Up?, The Day before Spring, and Brigadoon. It also briefly explores his collaboration with Kurt Weill and ends with an overview of Paint Your Wagon.

Keywords:   Alan Jay Lerner, Loewe, Weill, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon

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