Sherman Brothers to Receive Theatre Museum's Career Achievement Award; Kind to Host

News   Sherman Brothers to Receive Theatre Museum's Career Achievement Award; Kind to Host Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman, the prolific songwriting brothers whose work has taken them from Disney to Broadway to London, will be honored with the Career Achievement Award at the The Theatre Museum's 2010 Awards Gala.

The awards will take place May 17 at the Players Club from 6-9 PM. Richard Kind will host the ceremony, which will be directed by Tony Walton.

Additional award recipients include Samuel French, Inc., the licenser and publisher of play scripts and theatre-related books, which will receive the Theatre Arts Education Award; and the Obie and Drama Desk Award-winning Mint Theater Company, which is known for producing "worthwhile but neglected stage works from the past," and will receive the Museum's Theatre History Preservation Award.

The Theatre Museum Awards will be presented by Tom Schumacher, the president of Disney Theatrical Group; Tappan Wilder, the executor of Thornton Wilder's dramatic and literary estate; and actor George Morfogen.

The Sherman Brothers' stage credits include Mary Poppins, an adaptation of the beloved Disney film (they received Oscars for the film's score and its song "Chim-Chim Chiree"); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, also adapted from a popular film which they had scored; Over Here!; and Busker Alley. Additional Disney film credits include "The Jungle Book," "The Parent Trap," "The Aristocats," "Bedknobs and Broomsticks," "The Happiest Millionaire," and the "Winnie the Pooh" series, as well as the classic song "It's a Small World" for the Disneyland theme park. Additional film credits include "The Slipper and the Rose," "Tom Sawyer," "Charlotte's Web" and "Beverly Hills Cop 3." They began their careers as pop tunesmiths, writing such hits as "You're Sixteen" and "Tall Paul." They have received nine Oscar nominations, three Grammys, 24 gold and platinum albums, the National Medal of Arts, and an induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

For more information about the Theatre Museum and the awards ceremony, visit theatremuseum.org.

Robert B. and Richard M. Sherman
Robert B. and Richard M. Sherman
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