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  • Richard C. Rodgers

  • Date Of Birth:
    June 28, 1902
    Date Of Death:
    December 30, 1979 (77)
    Birth Place:
    New York, NY, USA
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    Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses Bootleggers on Tumblr: 'We're going to make a really good recording of the show this summer'Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses Bootleggers on Tumblr: 'We're going to make a really good recording of the show this summer'
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

    Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda recently went to Tumblr to address buzz about bootlegs of the show. He writes: (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: Fran Drescher and More Celebrate CINDERELLA's Opening at the AhmansonSTAGE TUBE: Fran Drescher and More Celebrate CINDERELLA's Opening at the Ahmanson
    by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2015

    Two-time Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-nominee Fran Drescher joined the cast of 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella' for the Los Angeles engagement of the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Drescher reprises the role of the wicked stepmother, 'Madame', a role she played in 2014, making her Broadway debut. At the opening night performance, Drescher and the company took time to celebrate the show's LA opening! Click below to watch interviews, footage and opening night festivites! (more...)

    BWW Reviews: New CINDERELLA Dreams the Impossible at AhmansonBWW Reviews: New CINDERELLA Dreams the Impossible at Ahmanson
    by Don Grigware - Mar 25, 2015

    Broadway's Tony Award-winning production of Cinderella (2013) has a brand new book by Douglas Carter Beane and an expanded score of the glorious music of Rodgers & Hammerstein. As the musical based on the fairy tale possesses a more contemporary storyline, both Cinderella (Paige Faure) and Prince Topher (Andy Huntington Jones) are different - they are orphans, whose similarities in character make them a perfect match. No more losing her Venetian glass slipper at the first act curtain, this Cinderella, with much help, love, support and encouragement from her fairy godmother (Kecia Lewis) is in control and journeys into the second act with a mission to make the 'Impossible' truly 'Possible'. (more...)

    New Musical ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME to Close George Street Playhouse's SeasonNew Musical ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME to Close George Street Playhouse's Season
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

    George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint have announced that a new musical, Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, will close their current season, bowing April 22 and running through May 17, 2015. (more...)

    'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 25th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 25th, 2015
    by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 25, 2015

    The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Musicals in unlikely places! 'Carousel' and mariachi opera at Lyric, 'Louis And Keely' at the Royal George, plus one-off shows at the Northlight, Chopin and Court Theatres and Mary's Attic. Coming in 2016: Lifeline, Writers and the Goodman produce 'Northangar Abbey,' 'Company' and 'Wonderful Town!' (more...)

    York Theatre Company to Host Reading of Joshua Ellis' CALL MY PUBLICIST! Next MonthYork Theatre Company to Host Reading of Joshua Ellis' CALL MY PUBLICIST! Next Month
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

    The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Readings Series, presents Call My Publicist! - The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, written and performed by Joshua Ellis. This premiere reading, directed by Gretchen Cryer will be presented for one-performance only on Wednesday evening, April 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

    VIDEO: Julie Andrews Shares Tales from THE SOUND OF MUSIC on Today's 'Live'VIDEO: Julie Andrews Shares Tales from THE SOUND OF MUSIC on Today's 'Live'
    by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

    Legendary star of stage and screen Julie Andrews stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL to share stories of filming 'The Sound of Music', now celebrating its 50th Anniversary. (more...)

    MusicalFare to Present Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL, 4/15-5/17MusicalFare to Present Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL, 4/15-5/17
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

    MusicalFare Theatre presents the classic musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL. CAROUSEL's romance between Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan is one of musical theater's classic stories. We witness one man's shot at redemption in this Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece that hasn't been professionally produced in WNY in over 20 years. The show includes the well-known songs 'If I Loved You' and 'You'll Never Walk Alone' and won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Don't miss the show that composer Richard Rodgers said was his favorite of all of his musicals! (more...)

    BWW Reviews: CAROLE J. BUFFORD's New Show On the World's Oldest Profession Sizzles at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: CAROLE J. BUFFORD's New Show On the World's Oldest Profession Sizzles at 54 Below
    by Alix Cohen - Mar 23, 2015

    Just when one thinks Carole J. Bufford has thoroughly plumbed the genre for which she has so much affinity, the artist comes up with an audacious new show whose distinct focus, original format, and unblushing presentation delivers a fresh take. Heart of Gold: A Portrait of the Oldest Profession (this past Saturday night at 54 Below) offers a cavalcade of women who get paid to provide 'pleasure'--madams, streetwalkers, dancehall girls, and kept women from salty to sensuous, weary and bitter to a view from the catbird seat, enmeshed or looking back. (more...)

    VIDEO: Idina Menzel & IF/THEN Cast & Creative Team Take Final Bows; Thank Producer David StoneVIDEO: Idina Menzel & IF/THEN Cast & Creative Team Take Final Bows; Thank Producer David Stone
    by Caryn Robbins - Mar 23, 2015

    Yesterday, March 22nd, the cast and creative team of Broadway's IF/THEN, including Idina Menzel, James Snyder, LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, Jenn Colella, Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey took their final bows at the Richard Rodgers Theater. (more...)

    BWW Flashback: Here They Go! IF/THEN Concludes Broadway Run TodayBWW Flashback: Here They Go! IF/THEN Concludes Broadway Run Today
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2015

    IF/THEN, which was named the 'Best Musical of the Year' by New York Magazine, will play its final Broadway performance Today, Sunday, March 22 at 3:00pm. Upon closing, the musical will have played 29 previews and 401 performances. Below, take a look back at the show's journey to Broadway! (more...)

    Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 3/22/2015Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 3/22/2015
    by BWW - Mar 22, 2015

    Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/22/2015 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

    BWW Interview: Kurt Peterson on WHEN EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE Archival Recording and Remembering Victoria MalloryBWW Interview: Kurt Peterson on WHEN EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE Archival Recording and Remembering Victoria Mallory
    by Anna Bencivengo - Mar 21, 2015

    Peterson recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about the creation of When Everything Was Possible, his career and relationship with Victoria, who he would love to work with next, and much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/21/15- OKLAHOMA!STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/21/15- OKLAHOMA!
    by Stage Tube - Mar 21, 2015

    Today in 2002, Oklahoma! opened at the Gershwin Theatre, where it ran for 388 performances. Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams. The original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943. The 2002 revival featured Josefina Gabrielle as Laurey, Shuler Hensley as Jud, Patrick Wilson as Curly and Andrea Martin as Aunt Eller. (more...)

    Breaking News: Christine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert & More Will Lead All-Star Cast of EVER AFTER at Paper Mill PlayhouseBreaking News: Christine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert & More Will Lead All-Star Cast of EVER AFTER at Paper Mill Playhouse
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

    Paper Mill Playhouse has announced complete casting for the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich. (more...)

    SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 3/20/2015SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 3/20/2015
    by BWW - Mar 20, 2015

    BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 3/20/2015. (more...)

    Lakewood Theatre Company Sets 2015-16 Season: ANYTHING GOES, GOLDEN BOY & MoreLakewood Theatre Company Sets 2015-16 Season: ANYTHING GOES, GOLDEN BOY & More
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

    Lakewood Theatre Company will begin its 63rd season with six productions on its Mainstage and three productions on its Side Door stage beginning July 10, 2015. (more...)

    Review Roundup: Encores! PAINT YOUR WAGON, Starring Keith Carradine, Opens at City CenterReview Roundup: Encores! PAINT YOUR WAGON, Starring Keith Carradine, Opens at City Center
    by Review Roundups - Mar 19, 2015

    Two-time Tony nominee Keith Carradine stars in the Encores! production of PAINT YOUR WAGON, which opened last night, March 18, alongside Alexandra Socha and Justin Guarini. The show, set in a mining camp in Gold Rush-era California, is the story of a dreaming gold miner and his daughter whose world is changed when the daughter finds gold-and love-near their camp. (more...)

    HAMILTON Already Brings in Over $10M in Broadway Ticket Sales!HAMILTON Already Brings in Over $10M in Broadway Ticket Sales!
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

    Now according to the New York Times, the musical, which has already broken box office records in its off-Broadway run, has sold a whopping $6.5 million in Broadway tickets, in just eleven days at the box office. An additional $4 million has already been purchased in group sales. (more...)

    Photo Flash: Fran Drescher & 'Nanny' Cast Mates Reunite at CINDERELLA Opening NightPhoto Flash: Fran Drescher & 'Nanny' Cast Mates Reunite at CINDERELLA Opening Night
    by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 19, 2015

    At the opening night performance, Drescher reunited with her 'Nanny' cast mates, Charles Shaughnessy and Renee Taylor. Check out photos below! (more...)

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