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November 18, 1996 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jerry Herman is not the first name that comes to mind when one mentions cabaret. The composer of such hit Broadway shows as "Hello, Dolly!" and "Mame" is far better known for his big, dramatic songs than he is for the kind of focused numbers appropriate for the intimacy of the cabaret stage. So the choice of "A Salute to Jerry Herman" as the opening event in UCLA's new Cabaret Series at Schoenberg Hall Saturday night was a curious one.
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November 22, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Lance Reddick of the sci-fi series “Fringe” has bought a home in Studio City for $1.315 million. Built in 1939, the main house contains four bedrooms and four bathrooms, while the guesthouse has another full bathroom. There are two fireplaces, a wet bar in the family room, a sun room and 3,191 square feet of living space. The nearly third-acre lot has a swimming pool, a spa and a built-in barbecue. Reddick, 51, was in the fourth and fifth seasons of “Lost” and in “The Wire” (2002-2008)
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November 21, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman has sold his West Hollywood condo for $3.2 million. The buyer is Danish restaurateur Ole Strecker. The chic double unit, created by combining two condos, contains three bedrooms, five bathrooms and 4,000 square feet of living space. Features of the updated home include a media room, an office, a den and a terrace. The building, constructed in 1962, has concierge service, 24-hour valet parking and a rooftop pool. There are city and mountain views.
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November 21, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman has sold his West Hollywood condo for $3.2 million. The buyer is Danish restaurateur Ole Strecker. The chic double unit, created by combining two condos, contains three bedrooms, five bathrooms and 4,000 square feet of living space. Features of the updated home include a media room, an office, a den and a terrace. The building, constructed in 1962, has concierge service, 24-hour valet parking and a rooftop pool. There are city and mountain views.
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February 2, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman has listed his Palm Springs retreat for sale at $1.285 million. Called Villacage, the custom estate occupies a half-acre site in the gated Bellamonte Estates community. The Mediterranean-style house includes five bedroom and six bathrooms in its 5,546 square feet. Water features include a 61-foot-long lap pool, an in-ground spa and waterfalls. Herman, 80, won Tony Awards for best composer and lyricist for "Hello, Dolly!" in 1964 and for original score for "La Cage aux Folles" in 1984.
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July 2, 1993 | DON HECKMAN
The Jerry Herman tribute at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday night was an almost nonstop medley of tunes from the four musicals that have made the songwriter's reputation--"Mame," "Hello, Dolly!," "La Cage aux Folles" and "Mack & Mabel." The program, which was telecast live as a pay-per-view event and is scheduled as a PBS-TV special, perfectly captured the mix of exuberance and poignancy that is characteristic of all Herman's works.
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April 17, 1992 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If not for his mom, Jerry Herman might have ended up composing floor plans for office buildings instead of blueprints for the American musical. "An architect, that's the direction I was heading in. That's what I thought I wanted to be, so I was going to go to a design school. It was all planned out," said Herman, one of the leading figures on Broadway for three decades, the composer and lyricist for such musicals as "Hello, Dolly!," "Mame" and "La Cage Aux Folles."
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November 12, 2001 | DARYL H. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Years ago, someone spray-painted "Jesus Saves From Hell" on a wall near the Los Angeles Music Center, which another wag came along and amended to "Jesus Saves From 'Hello, Dolly!' Revivals." While those words--long since gone--used to amuse the neighborhood's theater crowd, they also served to underscore that Jerry Herman, the composer of "Hello, Dolly!," hasn't always received the respect he deserves. He did, however, receive it Saturday night, when a well-heeled audience packed Cal State L.A.'
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September 6, 1990 | TODD EVERETT
"Two shows?" Jerry Herman said on learning that the Conejo Players of Thousand Oaks are producing two of his musicals. "I'm always pleased when I hear that my shows are being done. You lose track." If Herman's name is not as familiar to casual theater fans as, say, Stephen Sondheim's, his work certainly is. He's the only composer-lyricist in history to have had three musicals running more than 1,500 consecutive performances each on Broadway: "Mame," "Hello, Dolly!"
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June 27, 1993 | LIBBY SLATE, Libby Slate writes regularly for The Times.
"One of the only things that bug me," says Jerry Herman, "is that through the years, when people introduce me, they always say, 'the music of Jerry Herman.' So many people don't know that I write my own lyrics, too." Indeed, Herman is the only composer-lyricist to have had three musicals run more than 1,500 consecutive performances each on Broadway. (Andrew Lloyd Webber may be prolific, but he writes music only.) Wednesday evening songs from those shows--"Hello, Dolly!"
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February 2, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman has listed his Palm Springs retreat for sale at $1.285 million. Called Villacage, the custom estate occupies a half-acre site in the gated Bellamonte Estates community. The Mediterranean-style house includes five bedroom and six bathrooms in its 5,546 square feet. Water features include a 61-foot-long lap pool, an in-ground spa and waterfalls. Herman, 80, won Tony Awards for best composer and lyricist for "Hello, Dolly!" in 1964 and for original score for "La Cage aux Folles" in 1984.
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December 6, 2010 | Melissa Maerz, Los Angeles Times
Who is the most influential world leader alive today? Chris Rock thinks he knows. On Sunday night, before a massive crowd at the Kennedy Center in Washington, the comedian gazed up into the balcony where the president sat with some very special guests. "It's amazing to look up and see the most powerful person in the world," said Rock, who was all dressed up in his black-tie best. "And she's sitting next to Barack Obama. " Up in the presidential box, Oprah Winfrey gazed down upon her fans, those loyal buyers of Oprah books and heeders of good bra advice, who paid as much as $5,000 per ticket to see her feted at the 33rd annual Kennedy Center Honors.
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September 8, 2010 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
Paul McCartney may be in the running for his own parking space in the White House lot: He's being honored yet again in the nation's capital, along with TV host Oprah Winfrey, country music stalwart Merle Haggard, choreographer Bill T. Jones and veteran Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman , as a recipient of this year's Kennedy Center Honors. In June, McCartney performed for President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama when he received the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
HOME & GARDEN
September 5, 2010 | By Lauren Beale
A gated estate that was once home to producer David Wolper and then composer Jerry Herman has come on the market in Bel-Air at $23.45 million. The compound sits on an acre overlooking the 16th hole of the Bel Air Country Club. Built in 1951, the "French inspired" house has been redesigned with extended families in mind. Its 19,000 square feet of living space include a kitchen with great room, a formal dining room, a library, a bar and cocktail area, a catering kitchen, a gym, a sauna, a screening room, nine bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.
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May 26, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Three decades ago, Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman ("Hello, Dolly!," "Mame") went to see the French film "La Cage aux Folles," a comedy about a gay couple — a manager of a drag nightclub in St. Tropez and his lover, the club's star attraction — and what happens when the manager's son brings home his fiancée's very conservative family. "I came home and said, 'This has to be my next musical,' " recalls Herman. "I called my agent and he told me that other people were working on it and I was too late.
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June 22, 2007 | Frank Rizzo, Hartford Courant
It's an entrance that Dolly Levi would love. Jerry Herman, the composer of such Broadway classics as "Mame," "Hello, Dolly!" and "La Cage aux Folles," is shamelessly grinning and looking slightly verklempt as he makes his way down the aisle of the darkened auditorium, surrounded by the shouts and applause of those who know of him and those who knew him when.
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June 22, 2007 | Frank Rizzo, Hartford Courant
It's an entrance that Dolly Levi would love. Jerry Herman, the composer of such Broadway classics as "Mame," "Hello, Dolly!" and "La Cage aux Folles," is shamelessly grinning and looking slightly verklempt as he makes his way down the aisle of the darkened auditorium, surrounded by the shouts and applause of those who know of him and those who knew him when.
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January 21, 1997 | MARY CAMPBELL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Composer Jerry Herman, whose Broadway hits number "Hello, Dolly!," "Mame" and "La Cage aux Folles," is on a roll. His autobiography recently was published, a revue with 45 of his songs is running in San Francisco and tonight in Cerritos, Carol Channing opens for the umpteenth time in the latest touring version of "Hello Dolly!" Herman recently composed the score for his first TV musical, "Mrs.
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November 9, 2005 | F. Kathleen Foley, Special to The Times
An adaptation of an adaptation of an adaptation, "The Grand Tour," now at the Colony, has taken a long and circuitous road to its present production. The story, about a beleaguered Jew forced to team up with an anti-Semitic Polish colonel to flee the invading Nazis, was first conceived as a sort of cocktail party collaboration between Czech dramatist Franz Werfel and U.S. playwright S.N. Behrman.
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