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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
By United Press International

Broadway revival of 'Gigi' planned for 2013-14

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- A revival of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical "Gigi" is scheduled to open on Broadway during the 2013-14 theater season, producers announced.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 31, 2007.
By United Press International

Danes debuts on Broadway in 'Pygmalion'

NEW YORK, July 11 (UPI) -- Actress Claire Danes will debut on New York's Broadway as Eliza Doolittle in a revival of "Pygmalion."

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2006 with 122 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2005 with 122 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 31, the 244th day of 2004 with 122 to follow.
By United Press International

Feature: Musical parodies B'way musicals

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A sparkling new musical at the Citicorp Center's Theater at St. Peter's Church is a parody of Broadway musicals and their creators in the form of five short melodramas with but a single plot, a new theatrical idea from the team of Eric Rockwell and Joanne
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2003 with 122 to follow.
By United Press International

Steve Ross sings of Paris, war or no war

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- At a time when all things French are anathema to some Americans because of France's failure to support the war in Iraq, balladeer Steve Ross is performing an evening of song at the Stanhope Park Hyatt Hotel titled "An American in Paris."
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2002 with 122 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include the late Burl Ives, who was born in 1909; Muff Winwood of the Spencer Davis Group in 1943 (age 59); keyboardist Rod Argent of the Zombies, who also played with Argent, in 1945 (age 57); Alan White, who played with the Pla
By United Press International

Today in Music: A look back at pop music

This is the Today in Music advance package, June 8 through June 14.
By United Press International
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Alan Jay Lerner
Original Caption: WASHINGTON DC: Recipients of The Kennedy Center Honors pose for a group photo 12/7/1985 at the State Department. The "Eighth Annual Gala tribute to Distinguished American Artists: honored: l to r: back row: Merce Cunninngham, Beverly Sills, Bob Hope. Front row: l to r: Alan jay Lerner, Irene Dunne and Frederick Loewe...UPI.photo by L. Mark..UPI Photo Archive.
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Alan Jay Lerner (August 31, 1918 – June 14, 1986) was an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, he created some of the world's most popular and enduring works of musical theatre for both the stage and on film. He won three Tony Awards and three Academy Awards, among other honors.

Born in New York City, he was the son of Edith Adelson Lerner and Joseph Jay Lerner, whose brother, Samuel Alexander Lerner, was founder and owner of the Lerner Stores, a chain of dress shops. One of Lerner's cousins was the radio comedian/television game show panelist Henry Morgan. Alan Jay Lerner was educated at Bedales School in England, The Choate School (now Choate Rosemary Hall) in Wallingford, Connecticut, (where he wrote "The Choate Marching Song") and Harvard. He attended both Camp Androscoggin and Camp Greylock. At both Choate and Harvard, Lerner was a classmate of John F. Kennedy; at Choate they had worked together on the yearbook staff. Like Cole Porter at Yale and Richard Rodgers at Columbia, his career in musical theater began with his collegiate contributions, in Lerner's case to the annual Harvard Hasty Pudding musicals. During the summers of 1936 and 1937, Lerner studied at Juilliard. While attending Harvard, he lost his sight in his left eye due to an accident in the boxing ring. In 1957, Lerner and Leonard Bernstein, another of Lerner's college classmates, collaborated on "Lonely Men of Harvard," a tongue-in-cheek salute to their alma mater.

Due to his injury, Lerner could not serve in World War II. Instead he wrote radio scripts, including Your Hit Parade, until he was introduced to Austrian composer Frederick Loewe, who needed a partner, in 1942 at the Lamb's Club. While at the Lamb's, he came upon Lorenz Hart, and he helped transform Lerner into his protege.

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