Almost Like Being in Love: The Songs of Lerner and Loewe

November 20, 2016 | 2:00 PM
Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square

They were the last of the great Romantics: lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, a well-bred New Yorker with a Harvard education, and composer Frederick Loewe, 17 years older, classically trained and born in Berlin. Together they fashioned four of the most beloved musicals of all time: My Fair Lady, Camelot, Brigadoon and Gigi, writing for stars Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Richard Burton and Leslie Caron. You’ll hear your favorite songs from all four musicals, including “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” “Gigi” and “Almost Like Being in Love”—and so much more. It’s a remarkable story of two men who saw the world the same way, writing straight from their hearts during what Lerner called the “sundown of wit, eccentricity and, if you will, elegance.”

Co-hosted by Bill Rudman and Nancy Maier | Arrangements by Ty Emerson

Featuring Benjamin Czarnota and Clare Eisentrout

General: $35-$60 | TMTP Members: $30-$55
Tickets available through the Playhouse Square Box Office.
Call 216-241-6000 or visit

GIGI (1958)

Sunday, November 6 | 3 PM
The Cinematheque
Cleveland Institute of Art

Winner of nine Academy Awards including Best Picture, Lerner & Loewe’s charming screen musical follows a young courtesan-in-training and a rich playboy dodging the conventions of Parisian society (115 minutes).
Featuring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan and Hermione Gingold
Screening introduced by Bill Rudman and Cinematheque director John Ewing.

General: $12 | TMTP members: $9
Available through the Cinematheque
Call (216) 421-7450 or visit

Lerner & LoeweShown from left: Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner, circa 1950s“JUST YOU WAIT!”
To get an inside look at the creation of this concert, read a conversation with Nancy Maier and Ty Emerson, click HERE.