The Wizard of Oz        

July 6

August 25, 2019

CST's Courtyard Theater

by L. Frank Baum
with music & lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
directed by Brian Hill
choreographed by Kenny Ingram

E.Y. Harburg

Composer & Lyricist

E.Y. HARBURG Mr. Harburg was an American popular song lyricist who worked with many of the most famous composers of the twentieth century, including George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Jule Styne, and Burton Lane. His best known songs, apart from those in The Wizard of Oz, include the perennial standards “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?,” “April in Paris,” and “It’s Only a Paper Moon.” Broadway musicals include Bloomer Girl, Finian’s Rainbow, Flahooley, Jamaica, and Darling of the Day. Films include Gold Diggers of 1937, At the Circus, Cabin in the Sky, and the animated film, Gay-Purree. He won an Oscar for the song “Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz.

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