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Interview with Robbie Sherman

With his hit celebration of one of the most successful and creative dynasties in musicals, A Spoonful of Sherman delighting audiences across the country, Musical Theatre Review’s Susan Elkincaught up with ROBBIE SHERMAN to talk about his illustrious family business.

As the son and nephew of the famous Sherman Brothers, Robert B and Richard M, the team behind the timeless songs from the soundtracks of classic movies including Mary PoppinsChitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Jungle Book, Robbie Sherman is perfectly placed to tell the story of a musical family which began with his grandfather Tin Pan Alley writer Al Sherman who wrote songs for Al Jolson, Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday, and focuses on the songwriting brothers who created more movie musical songs and acclaimed film scores than any other writing team.

Sherman conceived the show as a way to celebrate the family legacy and mark the publication of his late father’s posthumously published book Moose: Chapters From My Life“It’s a musical about the Sherman family – a happy memorial. My dad died in 2012 aged 86 and I’d been working on the book with him, but I didn’t want a book launch without him there,” he explains …

Read the rest of this interview at Musical Theatre Review

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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