An exclusive performance / Q+A with the legendary Grammy and Academy Award-winning songwriter! Joined by Boston Globe Arts Editor Rebecca Ostriker, Richard Sherman recounts his early days as a songwriter, his lifelong collaboration with his brother (Robert B. Sherman), working with Walt Disney, and, of course, the stories behind many of the musical masterpieces we know and love today. He will delight with renditions of his most well-known melodies, from Mary Poppins classics such as “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” to Jungle Book favorites such as “I Wanna Be Like You.”

Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman have honors that include two Academy Awards (Mary Poppins), nine Academy Award nominations, three Grammy Awards, 24 gold/platinum albums, a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, and induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Early hits, including “You’re Sixteen” and “Tall Paul,” led to a long-term association with Walt Disney and more than 150 songs for Disney films, television, and theme parks including “It’s a Small World,” the world’s most translated and performed song. Their Disney film credits include The Jungle Book, The Parent Trap, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Winnie the Pooh, The AristoCats, and The Tigger Movie. Other films include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Tom Sawyer, The Slipper and the Rose, Charlotte’s Web, and Beverly Hills Cop 3. Stage credits include Over Here!, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London, Broadway, and UK tour), Busker Alley, and Mary Poppins (London and Broadway).

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  • The Jungle Book on "Chicago Tonight"

    WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" speaks with adapter/director Mary Zimmerman, young star Akash Chopra (who portrays Mowgli), co-star Kevin Carolan (Baloo) and Richard Sherman, one of the composers of the beloved Disney tunes, in this exclusive look at The Jungle Book.

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  • A Conversation with The Jungle Book's Richard Sherman

    An exclusive performance / Q+A with the legendary Grammy and Academy Award-winning songwriter! Joined by Boston Globe Arts Editor Rebecca Ostriker, Richard Sherman recounts his early days as a songwriter, his lifelong collaboration with his brother (Robert B. Sherman), working with Walt Disney, and, of course, the stories behind many of the musical masterpieces we know and love today. He will delight with renditions of his most well-known melodies, from Mary Poppins classics such as “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” to Jungle Book favorites such as “I Wanna Be Like You.”

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