Richard Rodgers News

Date of Birth: June 28, 1902
Date of Death: December 30, 1979 (77)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
HAMILTON to Join LES MISERABLES in Dimming Its Marquee Tonight for Kyle Jean-BaptisteHAMILTON to Join LES MISERABLES in Dimming Its Marquee Tonight for Kyle Jean-Baptiste
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

LES MISERABLES' home, Broadway's Imperial Theatre, will not be the only marquee dimming its lights tonight, September 1, in honor of Kyle Jean-Baptiste. HAMILTON just Tweeted that the Richard Rodgers Theatre will also observe the gesture, scheduled for 10:15 p.m. following the evening performance of LES MIZ. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Lin-Manuel Miranda Reacts to 1776's William Daniels' Plans To See HAMILTONTWITTER WATCH: Lin-Manuel Miranda Reacts to 1776's William Daniels' Plans To See HAMILTON
by Michael Dale - Aug 31, 2015

Broadway's original John Adams looking forward to seeing the biggest hit musical about the Founding Fathers since 1776. (more...)

The Play Company's 15th Anniversary Season to Feature Milisavljevic's ABYSS, SLEEP & MoreThe Play Company's 15th Anniversary Season to Feature Milisavljevic's ABYSS, SLEEP & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel celebrates its 15th Anniversary season with programming that exemplifies its unique commitment to premiering plays from around the world, including the U.S., to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater as part of the American repertoire. (more...)

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra presents The Battle of Broadway: Sondheim vs. Webber to end 20th Anniversary Summer Series in Devou Sept 5th.The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra presents The Battle of Broadway: Sondheim vs. Webber to end 20th Anniversary Summer Series in Devou Sept 5th.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2015

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and Music Director James R. Cassidy close the Symphony's 20th anniversary Summer Series in Devou Park, Saturday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m. with a free program dubbed "The Battle of Broadway: Sondheim vs. Webber." Composers Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber (who coincidently have the same birthday - March 22) ruled the boards on Broadway and the West End for most of the 1970s-80s compiling hit song after hit song in a string of award winning musicals. Home-grown bonafide Broadway stars Pamela Myers and Jessica Hendy will be featured, singing the hit tunes of these living legends. (more...)

BWW Review: Mark Nadler Launches New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room In Tempestuous, Hilarious, Whip-Smart StyleBWW Review: Mark Nadler Launches New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room In Tempestuous, Hilarious, Whip-Smart Style
by Alix Cohen - Aug 29, 2015

Back in January, BroadwayWorld's lead cabaret reviewer Stephen Hanks announced he was giving up critiquing shows to start his own company, Cabaret Life Productions, through which he would publicize, promote, and help book cabaret performers, and also produce cabaret shows. Hanks' first major production out of the box is a monthly series at the Metropolitan Room called New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits, that features talented artists recreating award-winning or highly-praised shows we wish we'd seen--a really good idea. Hanks' series launched Wednesday night with Mark Nadler's award-winning 2003 show Tschaikowsky (And Other Russians). The Metropolitan Room was filled to the gills and abuzz with anticipation, as most of the audience was only familiar with the show's second-hand praise and/or the CD version of Nadler's performance. (more...)

Nylon Fusion to Bring HALF MOON BAY to the New Ohio Theatre This OctoberNylon Fusion to Bring HALF MOON BAY to the New Ohio Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

An aynredenish -- an obsession -- is worse than a disease, say our Yiddish elders. 'Half Moon Bay' by John Jiler is a drama about a prize-winning Manhattan architect whose sudden fixation on a mysterious waitress sabotages his marriage and his career and causes him to abandon his ideals. Its world premiere, directed by Margarett Perry, will be presented by Nylon Fusion Theatre Company from October 3 to 25 at New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher Street. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Freestyle Love Supreme's Shockwave Wows the Crowd at #Ham4Ham LotterySTAGE TUBE: Freestyle Love Supreme's Shockwave Wows the Crowd at #Ham4Ham Lottery
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015

HAMILTON's #Ham4Ham lottery performance has quickly become one of Broadway's most enjoyable new traditions. In today's special pre-show performance, Shockwave from Freestyle Love Supreme showed off his beat boxing skills with HAMILTON star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Check it out below, shot by Howard Sherman! (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale This Sunday for CINDERELLA at the Fox TheatreTickets Go On Sale This Sunday for CINDERELLA at the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play at the Fox Theatre for a limited engagement from November 3-8 as part of the 2015/2016 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta Series. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: August 27, 2015Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: August 27, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 27, 2015

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: August 21-27 (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera InitiativeWashington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the fourth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three pairings of new opera composers and librettists—Christopher Weiss and John de los Santos, David Clay Mettens and Joshua McGuire, and Sarah Hutchings and Mark Sonnenblick—will premiere new one-act operas, each based on a contemporary American story, in a semi-staged concert performance on December 2, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Composer Luna Pearl Woolf and librettist Caitlin Vincent, an alumnus of the program's second season, will present their new hour-long work Better Gods—based on the life of Queen Lili'uokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii—on January 8 and 9, 2016 in the Terrace Theater. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/27/15- CHICAGOSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/27/15- CHICAGO
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2015

Today in 1977, Chicago closed at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rodgers Theatre), where it ran for 936 performances. Chicago is a musical set in Prohibition-era Chicago, with music is by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Chicago's 1996 Broadway revival holds the record for the longest-running musical revival on Broadway and is its fourth longest-running show. (more...)

Dramatists Guild Names 2015-16 FellowsDramatists Guild Names 2015-16 Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Dramatists Guild Fund and Program Chairs Michael Korie, Laurence O'Keefe, and Diana Son are proud to announce the 2015-2016 Class of Dramatists Guild Fellows. Five playwrights and eight musical theater writers were selected from over 150 applications. (more...)

Nylon Fusion Theatre Company to Present HALF MOON BAY, 10/3-25Nylon Fusion Theatre Company to Present HALF MOON BAY, 10/3-25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

An aynredenish -- an obsession -- is worse than a disease, say our Yiddish elders.  'Half Moon Bay' by John Jiler is a drama about a prize-winning Manhattan architect whose sudden fixation on a mysterious waitress sabotages his marriage and his career and causes him to abandon his ideals. Its world premiere, directed by Margarett Perry, will be presented by Nylon Fusion Theatre Company from October 3 to 25 at New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher Street.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. Produces Heartwarming Opening Night VideoSTAGE TUBE: HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. Produces Heartwarming Opening Night Video
by Michael Dale - Aug 26, 2015

A truly intimate and personal look at that historic opening, direct from the rooms where it happened. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN's James Monroe Iglehart Brings a Little RAGTIME to #Ham4Ham LotterySTAGE TUBE: ALADDIN's James Monroe Iglehart Brings a Little RAGTIME to #Ham4Ham Lottery
by Stage Tube - Aug 26, 2015

In today's special pre-show performance, HAMILTON star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda welcomed ALADDIN's James Monroe Iglehart, who sang an a capella version of Ahrens & Flaherty's 'Make Them Hear You' from RAGTIME. Check it out below! (more...)

Pair CORKS & COMEDY and Rivers Casino Visit with Pittsburgh CLO's ALTAR BOYZPair CORKS & COMEDY and Rivers Casino Visit with Pittsburgh CLO's ALTAR BOYZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Pittsburgh CLO is pleased to partner again with PA Winery Tours for Corks & Comedy, which will pair an outing to Pittsburgh Winery with the heavenly hit ALTAR BOYZ at the CLO Cabaret. In addition, Pittsburgh CLO and Rivers Casino present Cabaret & The Casino, an exclusive event offering patrons an opportunity to visit the Casino following a Sunday matinee performance of ALTAR BOYZ. Tickets to both packages are on sale now. (more...)

Video Roundup: Visit the Block Where It Happens and Review the #Ham4Ham Lotteries... So Far!Video Roundup: Visit the Block Where It Happens and Review the #Ham4Ham Lotteries... So Far!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Wanna be on the block where it happens? Just stop by the Richard Rodgers Theatre (46th Street, between Broadway and 8th Ave.) to join the party that has been going all summer at Hamilton. For every performance of Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit show, fans flock for a chance to win $10 front row seats in the #Ham4Ham lottery. Beginning two and half hours prior to each performance, patrons need only enter their name for a chance to buy up to two front row tickets for $10 each. The winner's names will be drawn 2 hours before show time. Entrants must present photo ID, and the winners must pay with cash at the box office. As if that wasn't awesome enough, since previews began, the cast has been entertaining the lottery participants while they wait, with new #Ham4Ham performances daily. From role swaps, to visits from other Broadway special guests, the lottery has proved to be the coolest stop for any theatre fan. Below, check out a video roundup of just some of the recent #Ham4Hams! (more...)

Tommy Tune & More on Tap for Palm Beach Dramaworks' Third Season of DramalogueTommy Tune & More on Tap for Palm Beach Dramaworks' Third Season of Dramalogue
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Palm Beach Dramaworks is delighted to announce that Broadway luminaries Paul Gemignani, William Ivey Long, and Tommy Tune will be interviewed live, onstage as part of its popular series, Dramalogue - Talking Theatre! This series of six programs, which explores all aspects of theatre in conversations with or about the industry's top professionals and master artists, will also feature presentations on Eugene O'Neill and Rodgers & Hammerstein, and a roundtable discussion with four directors.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DOGFIGHT, Opening Tonight at The Keegan TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at DOGFIGHT, Opening Tonight at The Keegan Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

DOGFIGHT, the Justin Paul & Benj Pasek musical that tells a tender but brutal story of young people meeting in a situation that is destined for heartbreak, began at The Keegan Theatre on August 22, opens tonight, August 25, and runs through September 19, 2015. Christina A. Coakley & Michael Innocenti direct the production, with a libretto by Peter Duchan, musical direction by Jake Null and choreography by Kurt Boehm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Jay Stuart to Star in KISMET at Lynn University, 9/26-27Jay Stuart to Star in KISMET at Lynn University, 9/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

 Lynn University and producer Jan McArt announce Broadway's leading man Jay Stuart to star in a staged concert version of Kismet for the opening of the theatrical season at Lynn University. (more...)

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