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  • Irving Berlin: ‘master of secular religion’

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    June 26, 2012 | 12:05 pm

    “What Irving Berlin did for the modern musical theatre,” Alan Lerner once quipped, “was to make it possible.”

    But Jeffrey Magee, author of “Irving Berlin’s American Musical Theater” (Oxford University Press: $35), appears to believe that Lerner’s praise is an understatement...