In fall 2016 Harlem Repertory Theatre and The Yip Harburg Foundation premiered a jazzy new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ. The response has been enthusiastic. See the reviews at Stage Buddy, The Broadway Blog and Huffington Post. The show has been extended into spring 2017 with performances starting March 4 and continuing through May 27. Visit the Harlem Repertory Theatre web site for details. 240 E 123rd St., New York, NY.
Theatre educator and historian Bonnie Weiss presents her traveling tribute to Yip at the San Francisco Jewish Community Library on Nov. 16, 2014.
On Sept. 27, 2014 the Ohio State University Marching Band performed an 8-minute tribute to The Wizard of Oz as a half-time show, directed by Russel Mikkelson and featuring extraordinary drill formations by Christopher Hoch. The occasion was a game between the Buckeyes and Cincinnati.
In September 2014 The Library of America published American Musicals: 1927-1949, the first in a two-volume anthology of sixteen of the greatest librettos of the American musical theatre. Finian’s Rainbow (1947), with a book by Fred Saidy and Yip Harburg, is included.
On Dec. 3, 2012 at New York City’s Kaufman Center, Sean Hartley and Laurence Maslon hosted Broadway Close Up: Lyricists Who Changed the World … of Musical Theatre – an evening of songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein, Yip Harburg and Lorenz Hart. Singing the songs were Liz Callaway, Lewis Cleale, Joshua Henry, Matthew Scott, Kirsten Scott and Betsy Wolfe.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts: E.Y. Harburg Papers, part of the Billy Rose Theatre Collection; these materials were donated by Yip’s heirs.
Yale University– a complete listing of the contents of the E.Y. Harburg Collection, part of the American Musical Theatre Collection, Irving S. Gilmore Music Library; these materials were donated by Yip in 1968
The Tams-Witmark Music Library – licensor of four of Yip’s major Broadway musicals (Finian’s Rainbow, Bloomer Girl, Jamaica and The Happiest Girl in the World) as well as the stage version of The Wizard of Oz
http://www.nfo.net/www/bigband.html – A major WorldWide Web reference source for American, Canadian, and English popular music and jazz. Many links to other Web sites