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The Songs of Jerry Herman

Guild Hall in East Hampton presented a musical evening of songs by legendary composer Jerry Herman.

A Grand Tour, a spirited celebration of one of Broadway’s greatest composers, under the musical direction of Barry Levitt.  The evening featured songs from many of Jerry Herman’s shows including Mame, La Cage aux Folles, Hello, Dolly, Mack and Mabel, Dear World, and Milk and Honey performed by Broadway veterans Sal Viviano, and Deborah Tranelli with Charlie Romo and Valerie diLorenzo.  Popular favorites included: “Before the Parade Passes By,” “ If He Walked Into My Life,” “ I Won’t Send Roses, “ “I Am What I Am,” “Time Heals Everything,” “ Song on the Sand,” “ It Only Take a Moment,” “The Best of Times” amongst others.

Barry Levitt, Deborah Tranelli, Valerie diLorenzo Sal Viviano

Guild Hall in East Hampton presented a musical evening of songs by legendary composer Jerry Herman.

A Grand Tour, a spirited celebration of one of Broadway’s greatest composers, under the musical direction of Barry Levitt.  The evening featured songs from many of Jerry Herman’s shows including Mame, La Cage aux Folles, Hello, Dolly, Mack and Mabel, Dear World, and Milk and Honey performed by Broadway veterans Sal Viviano, and Deborah Tranelli with Charlie Romo and Valerie diLorenzo.  Popular favorites included: “Before the Parade Passes By,” “ If He Walked Into My Life,” “ I Won’t Send Roses, “ “I Am What I Am,” “Time Heals Everything,” “ Song on the Sand,” “ It Only Take a Moment,” “The Best of Times” amongst others.

Jerry Herman is one of Broadway’s most beloved icons, and his songs have lit up Broadway for decades with toe-tapping, soul-stirring showstoppers. He is the only composer-lyricist to have had three musicals that ran more than 1,500 consecutive performances on Broadway.  Today he is sharing his great musical legacy with a new generation of music lovers because of the smash revival of Hello Dolly on Broadway starring the inimitable Better Midler.

Photography: Barry Gordin

Arlene & Alan Alda
Barry Levitt
Barry Levitt, Deborah Tranelli, Charlie Romo Valerie diLorenzo, Sal Viviano
Valerie diLorenzo, Barry Levitt
Barry Levitt, Charlie Romo, Sal Viviano
John Heyer, Donna Heyer, Angela Poveromo, Charles Poveromo
Vivian Bell, Randall Hemming
Deborah Tranelli
Patrick Christiano, Barry Levitt
Valerie diLorenzo, Sal Viviano
Barry Levitt, Valerie diLorenzo, Charlie Romo
Deborah Tranelli, Valerie diLorenzo
Valerie diLorenzo
Sal Viviano
Charlie Romo