Happy Birthday, Jerry Herman — 88, the number of keys on the piano


Jerry Herman turns 88 today, which is the number of keys on a piano, an instrument he started playing more than eight decades ago, and led to his first musical 65 years ago, “I Feel Wonderful,” which ran Off-Broadway at what is now the Lucille Lortel Theater. Of course, he’s better known for his Broadway hit, especially Hello, Dolly.


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Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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