At long last, Cy Coleman gets his own biography! You Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman is available today (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books) and it was well worth the wait. Author Andy Propst written a beautiful and detailed account of the child prodigy who gave piano recitals at Steinway Hall, Town Hall, Carnegie Hall between the ages of 6 and 9 before becoming one of the Broadway’s most preeminent & prolific composers. Grammy, Tony, and Emmy-winning songwriter and producer, Coleman penned such standards as Witchcraft, The Best is Yet to Come, Why Try to Change Me Now and Big Spender. One of the last of the Great American Songbook writers, Cy also enjoyed a long successful career as a hot jazz pianist and early TV celebrity. Propst’s book is a comprehensive and fascinating account of a great artist and Songwriters Hall of Fame member. Includes interviews with friends, collaborators, family and the singers who immortalized his songs on stage. A must-have. Order your copy HERE.
You can also check out the amazing companion site HERE for a full discography of Cy Coleman’s tunes including audio clips of rare tracks and a wealth of information on his produced musicals, unproduced musicals, and commissioned work.