Mary Rodgers News

Date of Birth: January 11, 1931 (86)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Female
VIDEO: New Trailer Unveiled for European Premiere of Stephen Schwartz's WORKINGVIDEO: New Trailer Unveiled for European Premiere of Stephen Schwartz's WORKING
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 20, 2017

WORKING is the extraordinary genre-defining musical from Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with the American workforce: Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do. The show has been adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, the creators of Godspell and Rags, with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg. (more...)

Review Roundup: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY in HoustonReview Roundup: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents 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 tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company's WORLD VIEWS to Present Art-Inspired Mini-Musicals in ConcertProspect Theater Company's WORLD VIEWS to Present Art-Inspired Mini-Musicals in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, will present WORLD VIEWS, a collection of new mini-musicals in concert, the culmination of Prospect's 2017 Musical Theater Lab. WORLD VIEWS, the company's 11th lab performance, will be presented on July 8, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

Joe Gulla's GARBO Wins Audience Award at 2017 Downtown Urban Arts FestivalJoe Gulla's GARBO Wins Audience Award at 2017 Downtown Urban Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) has conferred playwright Joe Gulla's 'GARBO' with their 2017 Audience Award. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Director Christopher Ashley Wins Tony AwardFREAKY FRIDAY Director Christopher Ashley Wins Tony Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Freaky Friday Director Christopher Ashley has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Come From Away. He earned the prestigious award last night at the American Theatre Wing's 71st Annual Tony Awards. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY, THE CRUCIBLE, 'HUNCHBACK' Headline PCPA's 54th SeasonFREAKY FRIDAY, THE CRUCIBLE, 'HUNCHBACK' Headline PCPA's 54th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

PCPA plans a 54th season of world-rocking plays and musicals from November 2017 through September 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR Celebrates Opening Night at Abingdon Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR Celebrates Opening Night at Abingdon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Last night, Thursday, May 25, Abingdon Theatre Company celebrated opening night of its first musical: the New York premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Awards. Directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Tony Speciale, THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR is now playing through June 11, at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Scroll down for photos from the opening festivities! (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Company Opens THE BOY WHO DANCED AIR TonightAbingdon Theatre Company Opens THE BOY WHO DANCED AIR Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents its first musical with the New York premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart awards. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast & Video: Joel B. New Welcomes Musical Theatre Factory Founding Member Michael KushnerExclusive Podcast & Video: Joel B. New Welcomes Musical Theatre Factory Founding Member Michael Kushner
by Something New - May 23, 2017

In Episode 508 of the Something New podcast, award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Michael Kushner, a performer, photographer, writer, makeup artist, and Founding Member of Musical Theatre Factory (mtf.nyc). (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/20/2017
by - May 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/20/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR at AbingdonPhoto Flash: First Look at New Musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents its first musical with the New York premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart awards. Directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Tony Speciale, THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR plays four weeks only, now through June 11, at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is Thursday, May 25 at 7PM. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Denee Benton, Julie Taymor Among 2017 Lilly Award Honorees; Presenters Announced!Denee Benton, Julie Taymor Among 2017 Lilly Award Honorees; Presenters Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The 8th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, announced today that Julie Taymor, Denee Benton, Micki Grant,Toni-Leslie James, Mandy Greenfield, Madison Ferris, and Beanie Feldstein are this year's honorees. (more...)

Abingdon's First Musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR Begins TonightAbingdon's First Musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents its first musical with the New York premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart awards. Directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Tony Speciale, THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR plays four weeks only, tonight, May 15, through June 11, at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is Thursday, May 25 at 7PM. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/13/2017
by - May 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/13/2017. (more...)

New York's Athena Theatre to Bring SUB-BASEMENT to Silver SpringNew York's Athena Theatre to Bring SUB-BASEMENT to Silver Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

New York's Athena Theatre brings Maryland playwright Tom Block's SUB-BASEMENT to Silver Spring at the Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in FREAKY FRIDAY at the Alley TheatreHeidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in FREAKY FRIDAY at the Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Alley Theatre announces the cast and creative team of its 2016-2017 season finale production - Disney's new musical Freaky Friday. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look at FREAKY FRIDAY at Cleveland PlayhouseVIDEO: Get A First Look at FREAKY FRIDAY at Cleveland Playhouse
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 8, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Cleveland Playhouse production of Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY! Check out a preview below! The body-swapping duo in Cleveland Play House's (CPH) musical production of Disney's Freaky Friday are played by Heidi Blickenstaff (Broadway's Something Rotten!) and Emma Hunton (Broadway's Spring Awakening). Blickenstaff and Hunton reprise their roles as Katherine Blake (mother) and Ellie Blake (daughter) from La Jolla Playhouse's production, which launched a three-theatre co-production that will move to Cleveland Play House and conclude with a run at Houston's Alley Theatre. Get a sneak peek at them in action at La Jolla Playhouse before they hit Cleveland! (more...)

Calling All Real Princesses, Can You Pass the Test?Calling All Real Princesses, Can You Pass the Test?
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Theater Works' concludes the season with the musical comedy, Once Upon a Mattress continuing May 5-14. This hilarious retelling of The Princess and the Pea  will have you looking at fairy tales in a whole new way! Queen Aggravain has ruled that none may marry until her son, Prince Dauntless marries. However, she has managed to sabotage every princess that comes along with impossible tests!  (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Movie Musical in the Works for Disney ChannelFREAKY FRIDAY Movie Musical in the Works for Disney Channel
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

From screen to stage to screen again! According to a Disney Channel spokesperson, Disney's new FREAKY FRIDAY musical adaptation is in development for TV, 'contingent on casting.' (more...)

VIDEO: Creators Chat New Musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR at AbingdonVIDEO: Creators Chat New Musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents its first musical with the New York premiere of The Boy Who Danced On Air, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart awards. Directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Tony Speciale, The Boy Who Danced On Air plays four weeks only, May 15 through June 11, at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is Thursday, May 25 at 7PM. Below, check out an interview with the musical's creators Tim Rosser & Charlie Sohne! (more...)

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