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Nat Segaloff

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813129761

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813129761.001.0001

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Arthur Penn
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Nat Segaloff

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813129761.003.0017

Arthur Penn was sought for by every producer as he had been able to create one Broadway hit after another during the 1960s. Not only was he offered a large number of plays, some would turn to him for advice in the context of the theater community. After Two for the Seesaw, Penn was found to have taken an interest in doing a musical about Fiorello LaGuardia and showed his research to Robert Griffith and Harold Prince who both acted as producers. After which, Penn suggested that Arnold Schulman should write the book. However, he also began to write lyrics; he was unaware that that job was already tasked by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Although Penn and Schulman backed out, Fiorello! persisted to be a big hit. Despite the fact that some of Penn's works flopped, Broadway found a way to bury its mistakes.

Keywords:   Fiorello LaGuardia, Harold Prince, Robert Griffith, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, Fiorello!

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