Richard Rodgers News

Also Credited As:
  • Richard C. Rodgers

  • Date Of Birth:
    June 28, 1902
    Date Of Death:
    December 30, 1979 (77)
    Birth Place:
    New York, NY, USA
    PORGY AND BESS National Tour Earns Highest-Grossing Week in Charlotte
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

    The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, ends on a high note grossing $1,030,014 for the week closing July 20, 2014, making it the highest-grossing week on the tour. More than 15,000 people attended the show in Charlotte. (more...)

    Hal Leonard to Release Vocal Selections from Broadway's IF/THEN Later this Summer
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

    Hal Leonard has confirmed that Vocal Selections for Broadway's If/Then are set to be released later this summer, during the week of August 18th. (more...)

    Photo Flash: First Look at Nancy Opel & Paige Faure in CINDERELLA!
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

    The Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA recently welcomed Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel to the cast, playing Cinderella's wicked Stepmother. Paige Faure also recently took over the title role of Broadway's favorite princess. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the latest cast in action below! (more...)

    Keith Josef Adkins, Alex Kilgore, Emily Morse and More Will Judge Samuel French's 2014 OOB Short Play Festival
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

    Samuel French has announced a talented roster of judges for the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB Festival), the nation's premiere short play competition, running from August 5th-10th at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. (more...)

    Alec Baldwin, David Henry Hwang and More Covered at the 92Y in 2014
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

    92Y celebrates all things Theater -- plays, musicals (including theater's sister, movie musicals), songwriters, actors, playwrights -- even Broadway ghosts! (more...)

    WICKED Trifecta! Eden Espinosa & Shoshana Bean With Idina Menzel At IF/THEN
    by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 22, 2014

    A trifecta of terrifically talented triple-threats famous for their headlining role in Oz-themed mega-hit WICKED convened backstage at the new Broadway musical IF/THEN this weekend - Eden Espinosa and Shoshanna Bean congratulated the show's star and original WICKED Tony Award winner Idina Menzel. (more...)

    Classical Theatre of Harlem's ROMEO N JULIET Enters Final Week
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

    William Shakespeare's famed star-crossed lovers bare their passion Uptown this summer as The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, producing artistic director; David Roberts, managing director) presents Romeo n Juliet at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park. Justin Emeka, who edited and adapted the tragedy to bring the colorful characters of Harlem to life, returns for the second year in a row as director. Performances, which are free and open to the public, run through this Sunday, July 27. (more...)

    Monty Python's SPAMALOT to Open 7/29 at Pittsburgh CLO
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

    Join the quest for the Holy Grail July 29-August 3 with Monty Python's Spamalot. Based on the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical that took the Tony Awards by storm in 2005. (more...)

    Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: July 21-27
    by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 21, 2014

    Later this week, Broadway bids adieu to George and Lenny and OF MICE AND MEN takes final bows at the Longacre Theatre. Catch it now before it's gone for good! (more...)

    Shoshana Bean, Gabrielle Stravelli & Matthew Scott Set for LEMPICKA Private Reading, 7/24-25
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

    A private reading of Lempicka, a new musical about the tumultuous life of art deco artist Tamara de Lempicka, will be presented July 24th and 25th in Manhattan. (more...)

    Photo Flash: Sneak Peek of Elizabeth Stanley & More in Pittsburgh CLO's CATS!
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

    Take a look at Pittsburgh CLO's production of CATS, opening tonight (July 18th)! A talented company of felines will bring Andrew Lloyd Webber's mysterious masterpiece to life on the Benedum Center stage. Scroll down to see production photos! (more...)

    Huntington Theatre Company Announces 2014-2016 Cohort of Playwriting Fellows
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

    Huntington Theatre Company announces its 2014-2016 cohort of Huntington Playwriting Fellows: Mia Chung, John J King, Sam Marks, and Nina Louise Morrison. This artistically diverse group of writers begin their two-year residency in September. Past Huntington Playwriting Fellows include Ronan Noone (The Atheist, Brendan, and the upcoming The Second Girl), Lydia R. Diamond (Smart People, Stick Fly), Melinda Lopez (Becoming Cuba, Sonia Flew), Kirsten Greenidge (Luck of the Irish), Ryan Landry (Ryan Landry's "M"), and Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro (Before I Leave You) to name a few. (more...)

    SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 7/18/2014
    by BWW - Jul 18, 2014's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 7/18/2014. (more...)

    CATS, Starring Elizabeth Stanley, Ken T. Prymus and More, Opens Tonight at Pittsburgh CLO
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

    Jellicle cats come one, come all! Join the Jellicle Ball, today, July 18 through July 27 with Pittsburgh CLO's production of CATS! A talented company of felines will bring Andrew Lloyd Webber's mysterious masterpiece to life on the Benedum Center stage. (more...)

    FLASH FRIDAY: Hats Off! An Elaine Stritch Memorial
    by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 18, 2014

    Today we are saluting one of Broadway's brassiest, bawdiest and best-loved leading ladies in honor of her death this week, the one and only Elaine Stritch. (more...)

    Max Chernin, Sam Heldt & More Set for Ars Nova's Reading of PIED!, 7/24
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

    Ars Nova presents, as part of the Out Loud series, a FREE reading of the new musical PIED! by Uncharted residents Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald, directed by Portia Krieger with musical direction by Andrew Resnick. The cast includes Max Chernin, Sam Heldt, Greg Hildreth, Victoria Huston-Elem, Julia Mattison, Brad Standley and Dana Steingold. (more...)

    MURDER FOR TWO to Play the CLO Cabaret This Fall; Scott Schwartz to Direct
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

    Pittsburgh CLO has announced the Pittsburgh Premiere of the Off-Broadway sensation Murder For Two, October 22-January 18 at the CLO Cabaret. Everyone is a suspect in this exciting production where classic musical comedy meets Agatha Christie. In this witty and winking musical homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries, TWO performers play THIRTEEN ROLES -- not to mention the piano. (more...)

    Photo: Idina Menzel Prepares to Sing National Anthem on Tonight's MLB ALL-STAR GAME
    by Movies News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

    Broadway's Idina Menzel will be performing the National Anthem and giving a pre-game concert at Target Field, site of the Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Minneapolis, Minnesota today. (more...)

    BCCM to Present NEW GIRL IN TOWN, 9/4-7
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

    Bayou City Concert Musicals opens its 2014-15 season with the 1957 George Abbott musical version of Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie, New Girl in Town, for five performances at the Heinen Theatre, 3517 Austin, September 4-7, 2014. The fully-staged concert musical production will mark the premiere of New Girl in Town in Houston. New Girl in Town was nominated for five Tony Awards in 1958 and won two...both for best performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. (more...)

    Twitter Watch: Idina Menzel Preps for Major League Baseball's All-Star Game Performance!
    by BWW Staff - Jul 15, 2014

    On Twitter Watch, MLB Entertainment wrote ' The legendary @idinamenzel is ready for tonight's #ASG. Watch live on @MLBONFOX at 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT.' (more...)

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