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Publication Date

Summer 1985






Music Theatre


Theatre and Performance Studies


Cy Coleman

As one of America's most dynamic and innovative composers, Cy Coleman's music has enjoyed immense popularity on Tin Pan Alley as well as in Hollywood films and Broadway musicals. His awards include a Tony (for "On The Twentieth Century"), three Emmys, a Drama Desk Award, and Cue's Golden Apple. As an artist, producer, and arranger, he has made more than a dozen LPs for major labels. Coleman's Broadway credits include the monumental musical comedy hit of 1966, "Sweet Charity," as well as "Wildcat," starring Lucille Ball, and Sid Ceaser's "Little Me." He also brought us "Barnum," in 1980; "On The Twentieth Century," in 1978, and "I Love My Wife," in 1977. Many of his songs have become American standards. They include "Witchcraft," "The Best is Yet To Come,""Pass Me By,""It Amazes Me," and "Hey Look Me Over." For three decades, ever since he began playing the piano in some of America's smartest night clubs with his own Cy Coleman Trio, the name of Cy Coleman has been synonymous with wonderful music.

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Sweet Charity



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