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The Explore the Arts Broadway: Up Close and Personal series continues with ASCAP's Michael Kerker interviewing Broadway legend Jerry Herman and illuminating a lifetime of stories and songs filled with wit and charm.
Jerry Herman Beginnings: Jerry Herman talks about early influences on his career from his parents to Frank Loesser to the University of Miami.
Off Broadway to Milk and Honey: Herman discusses his journey from Off-Broadway to Broadway. Ron Raines performs "Shalom" from Milk and Honey, Herman's first Broadway hit.
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Hello Dolly: After his overnight success, Herman, still has to prove himself as a lyricist and composer and auditions for producer David Merrick. The result is Hello Dolly. Jason Graae sings "It Only Takes a Moment" accompanied by Don Pippin
Mack and Mable: Herman talks about the short lived Mack and Mable, one of his favorites. Debbie Gravitte sings "Wherever He Ain't," followed by Ron Raines singing "I Won't Send Roses", both accompanied by Don Pippin on piano.
La Cage Aux Folles: Herman talks about the creation of Le Cage Aux Folles. Ron Raines then sings "Song on the Sand" proving that the production is a universal story of love.
Mame: Herman tells the story of getting Angela Lansbury the part in Mame and the success of "If He Walked Into My Life" as a popular song. Debbie Gravitte sings "If He Walked Into My Life".
Performance: Jerry Herman joins in with special guests to perform "Before the Parade Passes By" and "The Best of Times".
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