Cy Coleman penned songs such as “Witchcraft” and “The Best is Yet to Come” (signature tunes for Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, respectively) and wrote such musicals as Sweet Charity, I Love My Wife, On the Twentieth Century, Barnum, and The Will Rogers Follies – yet his life has gone entirely unexplored until now. Author Andy Propst takes readers into the world of Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning composer/performer Cy Coleman, exploring his days as a child prodigy in the 1930s, his time as a hot jazz pianist and early television celebrity in the 1950s, and his life as one of Broadway’s preeminent composers.
You Fascinate Me So, The Life And Times of Cy Coleman coming April 14, 2015 from Applause Books/Hal Leonard. Pre-order HERE.
Jan 12 2015
The first-time biography of Songwriter’s Hall of Fame member, Cy Coleman is available for pre-order.
Exquisitely researched and brought to life by theater journalist and author Andy Propst, You Fascinate Me So, The Life and Times of Cy Coleman (Applause Books), takes readers into the world and work of Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning composer/performer Cy Coleman. With the full cooperation of Coleman’s estate, the book explores his days as a child prodigy in the 1930s, his time as a hot jazz pianist and early television celebrity in the 1950s, and his life as one of Broadway’s preeminent composers.
Interviews with colleagues and friends, including Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Ken Howard, Michele Lee, James Naughton, Bebe Neuwirth, Hal Prince, Chita Rivera, and Tommy Tune, provide insight into Coleman’s personality and career. This highly detailed account of one of the last major contributors to the Great American Songbook, gives readers access to Coleman’s creative process. Propst’s definitive work is a well-rounded look into a highly prolific career and of a life well-lived.
Click HERE to pre-order.
Oct 02 2014