Jerry Herman Says Songwriting Days Are Over

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Composer-lyricist Jerry Herman, winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, said in the Tony press room that he has hung up his songwriting shoes for good.
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"I think my style of musical has come and was very, very good to me, but is gone now. I think it's better to know when to leave than to end up with two or three shows that didn't make it. I left at my height." Herman said, however, that he would still like to see talked-about revivals of Hello, Dolly! and Mame, but added, "The big problem with my shows is that they require a major star…we don't train people to do shows like that anymore."

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