The REAL Marian the Librarian
Posted by: TheBroadwayMaven (DavidBenkof@gmail.com) 09:09 am EST 03/09/23

From today's Broadway Maven Weekly Blast:

LAST BLAST: Sondheim bristled visibly when someone would suggest he picked a character name to match a rhyme he was aiming for. City of Angels lyricist David Zippel shared the same attitude when I asked him about one of his rhymes when he visited our class. Since then, I’ve told my students on more than one occasion, “sometimes it’s obvious that it’s happened, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Think about Marian the Librarian from The Music Man.” Well, I’m embarrassed to say I just learned that the moniker was based on Marian Seeley, a Utah librarian composer-lyricist Meredith Willson knew. Seeley died just 10 years ago at the age of 93. My humblest apologies to Willson.

Previous: re: Can't wait - Great Lakes Theater is presenting "Natasha, Pierre ..." this fall - FAIRBOY 07:22 am EST 03/10/23
Next: Barbra, "Funny Girl," and standards of beauty - TheBroadwayMaven 09:07 am EST 03/09/23

    Privacy Policy

    Time to render: 0.079838 seconds.