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American Composers

The Works of Betty Comden and Adolph Green

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Lyricists and Librettists for Broadway and Hollywood:
The Works of Betty Comden and Adolph Green

Joe Leonardo's American Composers
Artis—Naples Lifelong Learning


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

Betty Comden and Adolph Green wrote the book and/or lyrics for many Broadway shows, including On the Town, Bells Are Ringing, Peter Pan, Wonderful Town and On the Twentieth Century as well as screenplays for legendary Hollywood hits, such as Singin’ in the Rain, The Bandwagon, Auntie Mame and Good News. They collaborated with renowned composers Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne and Cy Coleman to produce many popular songs, from Just in Time, The Party's Over and New York, New York to Some Other Time and One Hundred Easy Ways to Lose a Man.

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


Languages of Art  This lecture 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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