He was brilliant, he was eccentric — a quintessential New Yorker. Half of the longest writing collaboration in Broadway history, Adolph Green, along with Betty Comden, his partner of over sixty years, penned lyrics for many Broadway and Hollywood classics. He wrote dozens of hit songs, among them “The Party’s Over,” “Make Someone Happy,” and “New York, New York.” Green died in 2002, but in the wake of his centennial his work is very much in the spotlight: a Broadway revival of On the Town (score by Leonard Bernstein) opened last fall to rave reviews, a live television version of Peter Pan (music by Jule Styne) was broadcast to strong ratings in December, and a revival of On the Twentieth Century, starring Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher, opens in New York this March. Read more... http://www.listenmusicmag.com/music-in-words/just-in-time.php
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