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.
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 ››
THE ART OF COMEDY
New, Unique, FREE Workshop
Starts Feb. 18, 2020
The Yip Harburg* Lyrics Foundation offers a FREE workshop, THE ART OF COMEDY (Commedia dell’arte), taught by award-winning actor, director and designer Mark Marcante.
It will begin with Commedia dell’Arte (The Art of Comedy) that started in Italy in the … Continue Reading ››
LOVE ‘N’ COURAGE 2020
Theater for the New City's 17th annual "Love 'n' Courage" benefit took place Feb. 24, 2020 at the Players Club in Manhattan. As usual, the event featured a performance by the Continue Reading ››
YIP HARBURG: FORGOTTEN LYRICIST
YouTube's "History Guy" posted a segment about Yip Harburg on July 12, 2019 entitled "Yip Harburg: Forgotten Lyricist."
“OVER THE RAINBOW” in oscar-winning new film
"Over the Rainbow" by Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen from The Wizard of Oz (1939) is featured in the motion picture, Judy, starring Renee Zellwegger who won the Beat Actress Oscar of 2019 for her performance as Judy Garland, the beloved star who introduced the classic song. Zellwegger sings part of the … Continue Reading ››
“ON YIP HARBURG: PART 2” – 92nd St Y – Nov 1, 2018
Harvey Granat hosted host an encore presentation of "On Yip Harburg" at the 92nd Street Y in New York City on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at Noon. Guests were Yip's son Ernie Harburg and daughter-in-law Deena Rosenberg-Harburg who also participated in 2017. Pianist: Rob Kelly. Vocalist: Continue Reading ››
Rhymes for the Irreverent
Rhymes for the Irreverent. Reissued January 2006 by the Freedom from Religion Foundation. This hardcover edition incorporates the 1965 and 1976 editions of the two books cited above, plus several newly discovered, previously unpublished poems. Seymour Chwast, who illustrated the original 1965 Rhymes for the Irreverent, created new pen-and-ink drawings for this edition.