Full Of Shine And Full Of Sparkle: Top Ten Jerry Herman Songs

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07 Dec 2013

6. "Time Heals Everything" from Mack & Mabel

"Time Heals Everything" from Mack & Mabel holds a special place in my heart. I'm pretty sure it holds a special place in Jerry Herman's heart as well; he has often said that Mack & Mabel is his favorite of his scores. I think part of what makes it so great is that it's the quintessential torch song (expressing a broken heart in the style of the 1920s, with brass blaring in counterpoint to the legato line of lyrics extolling their pathos in lists), and yet it isn’t from the 1920s. Jerry Herman wrote it in 1974, and there's an emotional sensitivity informed by modern life. You would be hard pressed to find a musical theatre fan who doesn't just love "Time Heals Everything."


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