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    Posted September 7, 2006

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Cy Feuer

Memorial Service for Producer/Director Cy Feuer

Thursday, September 21, 2006
1 PM - RSVP Requested
Place: Lunt-Fontanne Theater (205 West 46th Street)


Cy Feuer

Hear Julie Andrews, Liza Minnelli, Julie Harris, Neil Simon and many others reminisce about Cy.

E-mail JohnCormack1@aol.com and be placed on the guest list.

On Broadway, Cy Feuer produced and/or directed the original "Where's Charley?" (1948), "Guys & Dolls" (1950), "Can-Can" (1953), "The Boy Friend" (1954), "Silk Stockings" (1955), "How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying"

(1961), "Little Me" (1962), "Skyscraper" (1965), "Walking Happy" (1966), "The Goodbye People" (1969), "The Act" (1977), "I Remember Mama" (1979). He produced the films, "Cabaret" (1972), "Piaf" (1982), "A Chorus Line" (1985).

He was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1911. After graduating from The Juilliard School of Music in 1933, he played trumpet at The Roxy and Radio City Music Hall before becoming head of the music department of Republic Pictures where, between 1937 and 1948, he scored, arranged and conducted 125 films. As composer, he received five Academy Award nominations as composer.

During World War II, he was a captain in the Army Air Corps.

As well as discovering Gwen Verdon, Julie Andrews, Chita Rivera, Stubby Kaye, Hans Conried, et. al., he racially integrated the orchestras of Broadway for the first time. His productions garnered 24 Tonys, 8 Oscars, 3 Golden Globes, one Pulitzer Prize and countless other awards too numerous to mention.

From 1982 to 2003, he was President, then Chairman of the League of American Theatres and producers. His auto-biography, I Got The Show Right Here (Simon & Schuster, 2003) received rave reviews.




 
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