Mary Rodgers News

Date of Birth: January 11, 1931 (86)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Female
FREAKY FRIDAY Studio Cast Recording Will Arrive in March!FREAKY FRIDAY Studio Cast Recording Will Arrive in March!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The world premiere studio recording of Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, will be released by Walt Disney Records on March 10, 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of FREAKY FRIDAY!Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of FREAKY FRIDAY!
by Walter McBride - Dec 20, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the world premiere studio recording of Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, will be released by Walt Disney Records in early 2017. The studio recording can be pre-ordered here. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY at La Jolla PlayhouseHeidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the two lead roles for its upcoming production of Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running January 31 - March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is proud to announce that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will play five performances March 17 - 19, 2017 at the Fox Theatre as a special addition to the 2016/2017 season. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. (more...)

Dialogue with Three Chords and BrooklynONE Team Again for THE KRAMPUS: A PUNK ROCK PLAY WITH SONGSDialogue with Three Chords and BrooklynONE Team Again for THE KRAMPUS: A PUNK ROCK PLAY WITH SONGS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) and BrooklynONE (bkONE) Productions team to present THE KRAMPUS: A PUNK ROCK PLAY WITH SONGS from playwright Stephen Gracia. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Arrivals at Screening of Dramatists Guild Fund's THE LEGACY PROJECT VOLUME IIIPhoto Coverage: Arrivals at Screening of Dramatists Guild Fund's THE LEGACY PROJECT VOLUME III
by Walter McBride - Dec 4, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund presented a screening of the third volume of The Legacy Project documentary series featuring a conversation with Alan Menken and Kristen Anderson-Lopez at The TimesCenter 242 West 41st Street on Saturday, December 3 at 6:00 PM, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the arrivals of the artists and guests! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Fund Presentation of THE LEGACY PROJECT VOLUME IIIPhoto Coverage: Dramatists Guild Fund Presentation of THE LEGACY PROJECT VOLUME III
by Walter McBride - Dec 4, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund presented a screening of the third volume of The Legacy Project documentary series featuring a conversation with Alan Menken and Kristen Anderson-Lopez at The TimesCenter 242 West 41st Street on Saturday, December 3 at 6:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ted Sperling on Rodgers & Hammerstein Concert at SF SymphonyBWW Interview: Ted Sperling on Rodgers & Hammerstein Concert at SF Symphony
by Harmony Wheeler - Nov 25, 2016

BroadwayWorld spoke with conductor Ted Sperling about his upcoming concert with Laura Osnes and the San Francisco Symphony. They will be performing selections from Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Hit the Studio for Walt Disney RecordsFREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Hit the Studio for Walt Disney Records
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The world premiere studio recording of Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, will be recorded later this year and released by Walt Disney Records in early 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: CAROUSEL at Arena Stage - It's MagicalBWW Review: CAROUSEL at Arena Stage - It's Magical
by Charles Shubow - Nov 21, 2016

CAROUSEL features a superb cast, taut direction, and amazing dancing that packs a wallop.. (more...)

Alan Menken & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Featured in DGF's 'LEGACY PROJECT' Screening in NYCAlan Menken & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Featured in DGF's 'LEGACY PROJECT' Screening in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund presents a screening of the third volume of The Legacy Project documentary series featuring a conversation with Alan Menken and Kristen Anderson-Lopez at The TimesCenter 242 West 41st Street on Saturday, December 3 at 6:00 PM. (more...)

THE JACK LONDON STAGE AND FILM FESTIVAL Headed to The Mary Rodgers RoomTHE JACK LONDON STAGE AND FILM FESTIVAL Headed to The Mary Rodgers Room
by Movies News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

On this, the centennial of the passing of famed author and adventurer, Jack London, join THE JACK LONDON STAGE AND FILM FESTIVAL on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at The Mary Rodgers Room, The Dramatists Guild, 1501 Broadway, NYC. (more...)

St. Bart's Players Stages COMPANY, Starting TonightSt. Bart's Players Stages COMPANY, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The St. Bart's Players presents Company! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for ANNIE in ChicagoTickets on Sale Tomorrow for ANNIE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE go on sale to the public Friday, September 9. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 11/06/2016Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Washington, DC (more...)

The Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for MURDER FOR TWOThe Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces cast and creative team for MURDER FOR TWO, with Book & Music by Joe Kinosian and Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair. Directed by A. Nora Long with Music Director Bethany Aiken, the production runs November 25 - December 24, 2016, with a press opening slated for Sunday, November 27, 3pm. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, Santino Fontana, Rebecca Luker and More Tapped for 92Y's 2017 LYRICS & LYRICISTS SeasonJudy Kuhn, Santino Fontana, Rebecca Luker and More Tapped for 92Y's 2017 LYRICS & LYRICISTS Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

92Y announces casting for Lyrics & Lyricists new season. Having garnered audience and critical acclaim, the country's premier American Songbook series begins 2017 with Judy Kuhn, Santino Fontana, Rebecca Luker, Christiane Noll and Lauren Worsham among the performers. (more...)

Stage West Presents Kellen Blair and Joe Kinosian's MURDER FOR TWOStage West Presents Kellen Blair and Joe Kinosian's MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Everyone is a suspect in Murder for Two, a hilarious musical mystery with a twist:  one actor investigates the crime, and the other plays all the suspects. And they both play piano!  This rollicking piece begins a 5-week run at Stage West on Thursday, November 17.   (more...)

Joe Kinosian and Brett Ryback to Premiere MURDER FOR TWO: HOLIDAY EDITION at Bucks County PlayhouseJoe Kinosian and Brett Ryback to Premiere MURDER FOR TWO: HOLIDAY EDITION at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

"Murder for Two," the Off-Broadway and regional theater musical mystery sensation, takes on a decidedly holiday glow when it is transformed into "Murder for Two: Holiday Edition" in a world-premiere production at Bucks County Playhouse, December 9 - 31.  (more...)

Local Stars to Shine in Glittering SISTER ACT at The WickLocal Stars to Shine in Glittering SISTER ACT at The Wick
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Wick Theatre will have audiences jumping for joy with their second show of the season, Sister Act. (more...)

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