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Songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil

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Songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil

Songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil

Songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil

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The husband and wife song-writing duo is responsible for such songs as You've Lost that Loving Feeling, On Broadway, We Gotta Get Out of This Place, Here You Come Again and Don't Know Much, among others. The two met when they were both working in the famous songwriting landmark, the Brill Building — Mann as a composer and Weil as a lyricist. They've been writing together ever since. In addition to their many pop hits, Mann and Weil have also written songs for films. A new musical called They Wrote That? pays tribute to the songwriting team. The show is in previews off-Broadway at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre through Feb. 4, and opens Feb. 5.

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