Presentation on theme: "Lerner and Loewe By: Adam, Elkie, and Shelbi Musical Theatre."— Presentation transcript:
Lerner and Loewe By: Adam, Elkie, and Shelbi Musical Theatre
Birth Place ALAN JAY LERNER : August 31 st 1918- June 14 th 1986 New York City FREDERICK LOEWE : June 10 th 1901- February 14 th 1988 Berlin
Childhood LERNER : 1.Schooling- Bedales, Choate school, Juliard, Harvard 2.Family- His parents were prosperous retailers (Lerner Stores Inc.) LOEWE : 1. Schooling- Prussian Cadet school 5yrs-13yrs old, attended a conservatory in Berlin 2.Family- Age 7-8 he learned piano by ear. His father was a famous opera singer, and would help him rehearse.
Beginning in Theatre LERNER : Began his theater career at Harvard writing for the Hasty Pudding Shows. He met Loewe at the Lambs Club in NYC LOEWE : Performed as a concert pianist in Germany
Famous For… My Fair Lady Camelot Brigadoon Songs I Could Have Danced All Night If Ever I Would Leave You Get Me to the Church on Time Wouldn’t It Be Lovely
Impact Launched Julie Andrews career The shows are still beloved and relevant My Fair Lady was so popular in it’s original run, that it ran for over 9 years Fredrick Loewe Theatre in NYC
Influences Lerner : Mentored by Hammerstein and Hart Loewe : His Father, classic Viennese style
Education Lerner : Bedales School in England; Chote in Conneticut, 1936 & 37 summers. Julliard school of Music, graduated from Harvard College Loewe : Studied in Berlin with Ferruccio Bison; Eugen d’Albert, Emil von Rezniek, and Hollander Medal
Awards Lerner: Oscar for “An American in Paris” (screenplay) Oscar for “My Fair Lady” (sceenplay) Grammy “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever ” Together: 9 Academy Awards for “Gigi” – Including Screenplay 2 Tony Awards for “My Fair Lady” 1 Tony Award for “Gigi” 5 Tony Awards for “Camelot”
Productions 1 st production – “Life of the Party” (flop) 1 st successes – “Brigadoon” Last – Camelot Other shows : What’s up? The Day Before Spring Paint Your Wagon Gigi (film) The Little Prince (film)
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