Mary Rodgers News

Date of Birth: January 11, 1931 (85)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Female
Lindsay Mendez, Derek Klena & More to Perform Songs of  Rosser & Sohne at Feinstein's/54 BelowLindsay Mendez, Derek Klena & More to Perform Songs of Rosser & Sohne at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

On Sunday, February 21st at 9:30pm, Jonathan Larson Award and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award winners Tim Rosser and Charlie Sohne will be back on the Feinstein's/54 Below stage for the first time in over 2 years. Hear selections from some of their latest projects including Run Away Home, Talk To Me, The Boy Who Danced on Air, and their new slash fiction boy band pilot Truth Slash Fiction.   (more...)

Lucie Jones to Lead LEGALLY BLONDE at CurveLucie Jones to Lead LEGALLY BLONDE at Curve
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director at Curve, today announces Lucie Jones as Elle Woods in the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy, Legally Blonde. Lucie rose to prominence on the X Factor in 2009 and has since starred as Victoria in American Psycho (Almeida Theatre) and as Molly in Ghost (Asia Tour). (more...)

Lucie Jones and Jon Robyns To Star In LEGALLY BLONDE At Leicester Curve!Lucie Jones and Jon Robyns To Star In LEGALLY BLONDE At Leicester Curve!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director at Curve, today announces Lucie Jones as Elle Woods in the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy, Legally Blonde. Lucie rose to prominence on the X Factor in 2009 and has since starred as Victoria in American Psycho (Almeida Theatre) and as Molly in Ghost (Asia Tour). (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Follow in 'HUNCHBACK' Footsteps with MTI LicensingFREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Follow in 'HUNCHBACK' Footsteps with MTI Licensing
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

On the heels of the news that Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's new musical adaptation of FREAKY FRIDAY will hit the stage in Washington, D.C. this fall, theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) just announced it has secured worldwide licensing rights for the show and will allow professional -- and eventually amateur theatres -- to produce the musical after its debut. (more...)

Breaking News: Kitt & Yorkey's FREAKY FRIDAY to Make World Premiere at D.C's Signature TheatreBreaking News: Kitt & Yorkey's FREAKY FRIDAY to Make World Premiere at D.C's Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Get ready for a supernatural mother-daughter body swap -- onstage! BroadwayWorld is excited to report that D.C.'s Signature Theatre will present the world-premiere production of the new musical FREAKY FRIDAY. (more...)

ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Leapin' lizards! With more than 400 performances under her belt, the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play the National Theatre for one week only, March 15 - 20, 2016. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic 1977 Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Flash: BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE Premieres at Palm Springs International Film Festival!Exclusive Photo Flash: BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE Premieres at Palm Springs International Film Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE, Award-winning director Rick McKay's anxiously awaited sequel to his 2004 hit film, BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE, just made its World Premiere to a sold-out crowd at the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. Check out photos from the big night below! (more...)

PODCAST: Chatting and Kvetching With ONCE UPON A MATTRESS' Jackie Hoffman and John EppersonPODCAST: Chatting and Kvetching With ONCE UPON A MATTRESS' Jackie Hoffman and John Epperson
by Michael Dale - Dec 23, 2015

The stars of Transport Group's wacky new production talk about the origins of the classic musical and on bringing their own styles to the show. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome 'MATTRESS' & 'KING CHARLES' Casts This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Welcome 'MATTRESS' & 'KING CHARLES' Casts This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Celebrate the Holidays with The Royals - on an all-new episode of THEATER TALK, featuring interviews with a plucky princess, a mean queen and a smitten prince from The Princess and The Pea-based musical One Upon A Mattress, as well as a trio of woebegone Windsors - Charles, "Wills," and Harry - from Broadway's King Charles III.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/19/15- ONCE UPON A MATTRESSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/19/15- ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2015

Today in 1996, the first Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for188 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. (more...)

Breaking: Rick McKay's BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE to Premiere at 2016 Palm Springs International Film FestivalBreaking: Rick McKay's BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE to Premiere at 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE, Award-winning director Rick McKay's anxiously awaited sequel to his 2004 hit film, BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE, is set to make its World Premiere at the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, which takes place January 1-11, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Golden Age Producer/Director John C. Wilson's Long-Lost NOEL, TALLULAH, COLE, AND ME PublishedBWW Interview: Broadway Golden Age Producer/Director John C. Wilson's Long-Lost NOEL, TALLULAH, COLE, AND ME Published
by Michael Dale - Dec 14, 2015

The memoir of KISS ME, KATE's director and Noel Coward's producer and lover published over 50 years after his passing. (more...)

BWW Review: Jackie Hoffman Shines In The Star's Spotlight In ONCE UPON A MATTRESSBWW Review: Jackie Hoffman Shines In The Star's Spotlight In ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Michael Dale - Dec 13, 2015

Transport Group's revival may be the best reason to venture down to the Lower East Side since Yonah Schimmel learned how to make a knish. (more...)

BWW Interview: Hilarious Supporting Player Jackie Hoffman Finally Nabs The Lead in ONCE UPON A MATTRESSBWW Interview: Hilarious Supporting Player Jackie Hoffman Finally Nabs The Lead in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Michael Dale - Dec 8, 2015

She's famous for being one of Broadway's funniest supporting players, but now she takes on a classic leading role. (more...)

FUN HOME's Jeanine Tesori On Resolving Musical Theatre's Gender GapFUN HOME's Jeanine Tesori On Resolving Musical Theatre's Gender Gap
by Michael Dale - Dec 3, 2015

As VIOLET makes its Australian premiere, Broadway's most successful female composer talks about opening doors for women. (more...)

BWW Feature: Countdown to THE WIZ LIVE! A Brief History of Live TV Musicals From The Golden AgeBWW Feature: Countdown to THE WIZ LIVE! A Brief History of Live TV Musicals From The Golden Age
by Jeffrey Walker - Dec 3, 2015

Relive the Golden Age of Broadway and the magical moments from TV's past with Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, Frank Sinatra, Julie Andrews,Carol Burnett and many more as we look at the history of live TV musicals. (more...)

Melissa Errico to 'SING THE SILENCE' at Joe's Pub This WeekMelissa Errico to 'SING THE SILENCE' at Joe's Pub This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Today and tomorrow, November 18th and 19th at 7pm in New York City, Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico return sto Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St.) in 'Sing The Silence,' an entirely new, autobiographical cabaret show co-written with Adam Gopnik (The New Yorker) about how one singer's descent into 100 days of silence -- total silence -- compelled her towards an inventory of a lifetime's experience, on and off the stage. (more...)

Telly Leung, Greta Gerwig, Toshi Reagon and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubTelly Leung, Greta Gerwig, Toshi Reagon and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming nightly performances, running November 18-29, 2015. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Telly Leung, Greta Gerwig, Toshi Reagon and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubTelly Leung, Greta Gerwig, Toshi Reagon and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming nightly performances, running November 18-29, 2015. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sally Mayes and Jeff Harnar Do a DOUBLE TAKE at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Sally Mayes and Jeff Harnar Do a DOUBLE TAKE at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Broadway's Sally Mayes with cabaret's Jeff Harnar in a new duo concert, 'Double Take' on Monday, November 9. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

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