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The Works of Dorothy Fields

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Lyricists and Librettists for Broadway and Hollywood:
The Works of Dorothy Fields

Joe Leonardo's American Composers
Artis—Naples Lifelong Learning


Joe Leonardo, Laura Carnell Professor Emeritus of Theater at Temple University

Dorothy Fields wrote the book and/or lyrics for numerous Broadway shows, including Annie Get Your Gun, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Up in Central Park, Sweet Charity and Redhead. She also wrote lyrics for many Hollywood musicals, such as Roberta, Swing Time and Lovely to Look At. She collaborated with composers Sigmund Romberg, Jerome Kern, Cy Coleman and Harold Arlen on numerous hit songs: The Way You Look Tonight (1936 Academy Award-winner), I Can't Give You Anything but Love, Pick Yourself Up, On the Sunny Side of the Street and Exactly Like You.

This presentation is part of Joe Leonardo's American Composers lecture series.


Languages of Art  This presentation is part of Artis—Naples’ 2017-18 season theme, Languages of Art.

Joe Leonardo

Joe Leonardo


Joe Leonardo has directed and produced dozens of musicals and classic and contemporary plays throughout the country. He is a Laura Carnell Professor Emeritus of Theater at Temple University, where he taught Elizabethan/Jacobean literature, musical theater and directing.

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