Festival Musical(s)
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Friday Jul 25
7:30 pWizard of Oz
Saturday Jul 26
7:30 pWizard of Oz
Tuesday Jul 29
6:00 pMemories In Black & White
Wednesday Jul 30
10:00 aPre-Code Betty
5:00 pDuke Ellington
7:30 pCotton Club Stomp
Thursday Jul 31
10:00 aGold Diggers of 1933
1:00 pLouis Armstrong
2:00 pSwing That Music
5:00 pHarold Arlen
8:00 pBeyond The Rainbow
Friday Aug 1
10:00 aShall We Dance
1:00 pDorothy Fields
2:00 pSunny Side of the Street
5:00 pLerner & Loewe
7:30 pBrigadoon
Saturday Aug 2
2:00 pWizard of Oz
5:00 pHarry Warren
8:00 pWe're in The Money
Sunday Aug 3
2:00 pBrigadoon
Tuesday Aug 5
10:00 aRebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
8:00 pUnsaturated Fats
Wednesday Aug 6
10:00 aThe Grapes of Wrath
5:00 pThe Crooners
8:00 pBing to Bobby Sox
Thursday Aug 7
10:00 aCasablanca
1:00 pHoagy Carmichael
2:00 pStar Dust
7:30 pBrigadoon
Friday Aug 8
10:00 aStage Door Canteen
2:00 pFingerbuster
5:00 pAmerican Reds
7:30 pWizard of Oz
Saturday Aug 9
10:00 aTo Have and Have Not
2:00 pBrother, Can You Spare A Dime
7:30 pStage Door Canteen
Sunday Aug 10
2:00 pWizard of Oz
Friday Aug 15
7:30 pBrigadoon
Saturday Aug 16
7:30 pBrigadoon
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The son of a Madagascan prince, Andreamenentania Paul Razafinkerierfo (December 16, 1895 – February 3, 1973) was born in Washington, D.C. after his 15 year old mother and her father escaped from Madagascar during the French invasion that resulted in the death of his fater. Razaf grew up in Harlem, and dabbled in the music business (he his first song in 1913) before moving to Cleveland to play baseball. By 1921 he was back in New York and the music business. He wrote the lyrics for Keep Shufflin' (1928), Hot Chocolates (1929), and Blackbirds of 1930, each of which included memorable songs. The most prolific African American writer of the songbook, Razaf co-wrote numerous hits including, with Fats Waller, "Honeysuckle Rose", "Ain't Misbehavin'", "How Can You Face Me" and "The Joint Is Jumpin". He also worked with Don Redman, Paul Denniker, James P. Johnson, Eubie Blake and William Weldon.
In the 1950’s Razaf began working as a newspaper columnist and continued in that profession until his death in 1973. In 1972 he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Artwork
 Willow Tree
(1928) Keep Shufflin'
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Thomas Waller
 Louisiana
(1928)
Words by Andy Razaf, Bob Schafer - Music by J. C. Johnson
 That Rhythm Man
(1929) Connie's Hot Chocolates
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Fats Waller, Harry Brooks
 S'posin'
(1929)
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Paul Denniker
 Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You
(1929)
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Don Redman
 Black And Blue
(1929) Connie's Hot Chocolates
Words by Andy Razaf, Harry Brooks - Music by Fats Waller
 My Fate Is In Your Hands
(1929)
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Fats Waller
 Ain't Misbehavin'
(1929) Connie's Hot Chocolates
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Fats Waller
 Honeysuckle Rose
(1929)
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Fats Waller
 Blue Turning Grey Over You
(1929)
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Fats Waller
 Memories Of You
(1930) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1930
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Eubie Blake
 You're Lucky To Me
(1930) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1930
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Eubie Blake
 A Porter's Love Song To A Chambermaid
(1930)
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by James P. Johnson
 Keeping Out Of Mischief Now
(1932)
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Fats Waller
 Christopher Columbus
(1936)
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Chu Berry
 Stompin' At The Savoy
(1936)
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb
 The Joint Is Jumpin'
(1937)
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Fats Waller, J. C. Johnson
 In The Mood
(1939)
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Joe Garland
uses melody of Tar Paper Stomp
 I'd Give A Dollar For A Dime
(1941) Tan Manhattan
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Eubie Blake
 Massachusetts
(1942)
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Luckey Roberts
Andy Razaf works are featured in these Over The Rainbow events:
Wednesday Jul 30
7:30 pCotton Club Stomp
Tuesday Aug 5
8:00 pUnsaturated Fats
Saturday Aug 9
7:30 pStage Door Canteen
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