On July 19, 2023 the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus will present Hello Yellow Brick Road, combining highlights from Elton John’s 1973 album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, along with favorites from The Wizard of Oz (including, of course “Over the Rainbow” by Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen), The Wiz, and Stephen Schwartz’s Wicked.
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MELISSA ERRICO SINGS “LAST NIGHT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG”
Melissa Errico sang the Yip Harburg-Harold Arlen classic “Last Night When We Were Young” in her concert “A Noir Romance” (Feb. 10-14, 2023) at Birdland Jazz Club Theater in New York City.
GROUCHO AND CAVETT (and Yip)
Yip Harburg is featured in Groucho and Cavett, a 2022 installment of the PBS series American Masters. The episode recounts the years-long friendship between talk show host Dick Cavett and comedian Groucho Marx. One of Groucho’s favorite songs was “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady,” written by Yip with … Continue Reading ››
SETTING THE STANDARD
Beginning Nov. 15, 2022, Yip Harburg is the focus of one of the podcasts in the "Setting the Standard" series by Warner Chappell Music and Bang/Audiation. The podcast features stories from the Great American Songbook. Interviewees include Ernie Harburg (Yip's son), … Continue Reading ››
JOHN MURELLE’S “SPOTLIGHT ON YIP HARBURG”
In November 2021 and March 2022 vocal coach and musical theatre historian John Murelle paid tribute to Yip and his work in "Look to the Rainbow" (epidodes 1 and 2) part of his "Spotlight" series … Continue Reading ››
Who Wrote That Song? – Yip Harburg
“Who Wrote That Song? with Jim Haynes.” Host John Stanley chats with historian/entertainer Jim Haynes about Yip Harburg on the Oct 7, 2022 broadcast of Nights with John Stanley, 873AM Radio, Australia.
YIP’S FAMILY INTERVIEWED
In August 2021 Molly Dubin, curator of the Jewish Museum, Milwaukee, interviewed Ernie Harburg (Yip's son) and Deena Rosenberg Harburg (Yip's daughter-in-law) for the podcast "Conversation Starter: Over the Rainbow with the Family of Lyricist Yip Harburg" on the occasion of the Museum's exhibitContinue Reading ››
BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?: JEWISH ARTISTS OF THE WPA
The Jewish Museum of Milwaukee’s exhibit, “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”: Jewish Artists of the WPA, named after the Depression-era song by Yip Harburg and Jay Gorney, features creations by Jewish artists as part of the Works Progress Administration, a branch of the Federal Arts Project launched … Continue Reading ››
ASHLEY PARK SINGS “OVER THE RAINBOW”
Broadway singer Ashley Park did an a cappella rendition of the Yip Harburg-Harold Arlen song classic "Over the Rainbow" on The Drew Barrymore Show on Oct. 30, 2020. See it here.
RANDY RAINBOW’S “JITTERBUG” PARODY
See and hear Randy Rainbow's clever parody of the Yip Harburg-Harold Arlen song "The Jitterbug" (cut from The Wizard of Oz film) in which the singer-satirist skewers the Trump administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the George Floyd killing.