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Yellen, Sherman

SHERMAN YELLEN was nominated for a Tony Award for his book for the musical THE ROTHSCHILDS with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock. Other musical work includes his libretto for his musical comedy LUCKY IN THE RAIN at Goodspeed Musicals; his book and lyrics for SAY YES, a/k/a THIS FAIR WORLD, with music by Wally Harper (Berkshire Theatre Festival, STAGES 2003); and JOSEPHINE TONIGHT! his final work with the late composer Harper, with additional music by Jon Steinhagen (Theatre Building Chicago, 2006). Other plays include STRANGERS (Broadway); OH CALCUTTA! and DECEMBER FOOLS (Off-Broadway) and BUDAPEST. As a screenwriter Sherman has won two Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award for the PBS The Adams Chronicles and later for An Early Frost. He is a frequent contributor of social commentary and political essays to The Huffington Post.

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