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308 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036
Ended 31 Jan 2013 after 49 days
The Wonderful Wizard of Song moves from The Cotton Club, through Harold Arlen's Hollywood years to Broadway, sharing inside stories of how some of the world's most beloved songs were created as well as sharing rare behind the scenes footage from The Wizard of Oz - taken by Harold Arlen himself.
Arlen (1906-86) began playing with local bands, movie houses, vaudeville troupes and cabaret as a teenager in his home town of Buffalo, NY. His early collaboration with Ted Koehler, beginning in 1930, lead to writing such hits as "Between the Devil and the Deep blue Sea" and "I've Got the World On a String" for the famed Cotton Club. In 1939 he won the Oscar for Best Original Song for "Over the Rainbow," and later earned more Academy Award nominations, including one for "The Man That Got Away" from "A Star is Born."
Previews from: 13 December 2012
Opening night: 10 January 2013
Closing night: 31 January 2013
Suitable for all ages
80 minutes, no intermission
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