#113 DEBORAH GRACE WINER, Author

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What happens when you put three obsessive fans of the American Songbook into the same room? Well, you get this week’s episode with acclaimed author and champion of the great American Songbook, Deborah Grace Winer. Deborah’s passion not only extends into the literary world, where she wrote Sing Out Louise: 150 Stars of the Musical Theatre Remember 50 Years of Broadway, The Night and the Music: Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Cook and Julie Wilson Inside the World of Cabaret, and On the Sunny Side of the Street: The Life and Lyrics of Dorothy Fields, she served for ten years as the Artistic Director of the 92nd Street Y’s Lyrics and Lyricists Series and is now the Artistic Director of the Classic American Songbook Series at Feinstein’s/54 Belo.

 

Deborah pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she first became enamored of the American songbook while her contemporaries were rocking out to The Beatles, what it was like rubbing elbows with Betty Comden and Rosemary Clooney, and why Elaine Stritch never met a fruit she didn’t like!

 

Also, Deborah shines the spotlight on Dorothy Fields, Paul Newman, and Sheldon Harnick!

 

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