Hello, Dolly! / music and lyrics by Jerry Herman ; book by Michael Stewart, based on the play "The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder, 1996.
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Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), novelist and playwright. From the description of Thornton Wilder collection, 1918-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82555916 From the description of Thornton Wilder collection, 1918-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702165470 Thornton Wilder was an American playwright, novelist, and essayist. From the description of Thornton Wilder collection of papers, 1926-1975 bulk (1926-1967). (New York Public Library). WorldCat rec...
Michael Stewart, librettist, lyricist, playwright, and novelist was born Myron Rubin on August 1, 1924 in New York City. He attended Queens College and received a Master of Fine Arts in drama from Yale in 1953. During the 1950's he contributed sketches and lyrics to revues, among them: Razzle Dazzle (at the Edison Theater), The Shoestring Revue (1955), The Littlest Revue (1956) and Shoestring '57 . He also wrote for television, most notably for Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, where he collabora...
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Billy Rose Theatre Division. Theatre on Film and Tape Archive.
Jerry Herman (b. 1933) is a composer and lyricist of Broadway musicals. Herman writes in an easily accessible, infectiously tuneful and optimistic style with a winning combination of innocence and wit. Finding particular success in the 1960s with Hello, Dolly! and Mame, his style seemed more out-of-step during the turbulent 70s, though he and many others regard his score for Mack and Mabel (1974) as his best. He found renewed success with La cage aux folles (1983). From the descripti...