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
    Gender:
    Male
    Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Set For CHEEK TO CHEEK HSN Special, 9/13
    by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 29, 2014

    Iconic crooner Tony Bennett teams up with chart-topping pop superstar Lady Gaga for a new duets album titled CHEEK TO CHEEK containing multiple American Songbook standards and a new behind the scenes special spotlighting the collaborative effort is set for HSN next month according to a new announcement. (more...)

    Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and More Set for Bucks County Playhouse's OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN FESTIVAL, Beg. 9/26
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

    Bucks County Playhouse Producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser announce the launch of a musical theatre development program focusing on the importance of lyrics in the creation of new musicals: The Oscar Hammerstein Festival - named in honor of the master writer whose countless accomplishments during his illustrious career include having mentored a young Stephen Sondheim at Hammerstein's Bucks County farm -- is a year-long program that offers expert mentorship to early career composers and lyricists. The Oscar Hammerstein Festival will culminate in a weekend with musical theatre experts, artists, and enthusiasts and various events open to the general public. The Festival will launch September 26 - 28, 2014. (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/27- CHICAGO
    by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2014

    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...)

    STAGE TUBE: Four Clips from the 50th Anniversary Edition of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Starring Lesley Ann Warren!
    by Stage Tube - Aug 26, 2014

    Samuel Goldwyn Films has entered an agreement with Shout! Factory to release the classic Lesley Ann Warren version of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella on home video. Cinderella comes to life in this 50th Anniversary Edition of the most beloved fairy tale of all time, available on DVD from Shout! Factory on September 9, 2014. In anticipation of the release, click below to watch the Prince duet with Cinderella in '10 Minutes Ago', plus 'Impossible' and more! (more...)

    First Listen To 'I Won't Dance' From Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's CHEEK TO CHEEK
    by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 26, 2014

    Iconic crooner Tony Bennett teams up with chart-topping pop superstar Lady Gaga for a new duets album titled CHEEK TO CHEEK containing multiple American Songbook standards and a new behind the scenes special spotlighting the collaborative effort is set for HSN next month according to a new announcement. (more...)

    New Clips Of Restored CINDERELLA 50th Anniversary DVD Special Edition
    by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 26, 2014

    A 50th anniversary edition of the celebrated 1965 telecast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's beloved musical CINDERELLA starring Lesley Ann Warren is set for DVD release this September according to a new listing, now available for pre-order. (more...)

    Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: August 25-31, 2014
    by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 25, 2014

    Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? Welcome to BroadwayWorld's: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). (more...)

    Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/23-8/24/2014
    by - Aug 24, 2014

    Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 24, 2014 - Sunday, August 24, 2014. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: OKLAHOMA! Kicks off Torrance Theatre Company's 15th Anniversary Season in Great Style
    by Shari Barrett - Aug 24, 2014

    Torrance Theatre Company celebrates its 15th anniversary by saddling up at the James Armstrong Theatre and presenting OKLAHOMA! with music and lyrics by one of Broadway's most influential duos, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Based on Lynn Riggs' stage play, Green Grow the Lilacs, OKLAHOMA! marked the duo's first collaboration and set the standard for modern musical theatre. Although not the first musical to tell a story of emotional depth and psychological complexity, OKLAHOMA! introduced a number of new storytelling elements and techniques including the use of song and dance to convey plot and character rather than act as a diversion from the story, and the firm integration of every song into the plot-line. And most important, they introduced a new element to musical theatre: social commentary. (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/24- OKLAHOMA!
    by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2014

    Today in 1980, the second Broadway revival of Oklahoma! closed at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 293 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. (more...)

    Tony Bennett On Recording Cole Porter's RED, HOT & BLUE With Lady Gaga
    by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 23, 2014

    World renowned crooner Tony Bennett teams up with chart-topping pop superstar Lady Gaga for a new duets album titled CHEEK TO CHEEK containing multiple American Songbook standards and this week Bennett revealed that he intends to record a follow-up showcasing Cole Porter's classic score for the stage musical RED, HOT & BLUE. (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
    by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2014

    Tony winner Idina Menzel took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last night outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre, following the performance of IF/THEN. Prior to taking the plunge, Menzel nominated producer David Stone, injured co-star Anthony Rapp, and all of the stage door fans - check it out below! (more...)

    Photo Flash: Remembering Robin Williams
    by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2014

    It's been over a week since the world lost entertainment legend Robin Williams, who passed away last Monday. The beloved actor and comedian was 63 years old. Below, BroadwayWorld remembers Robin. (more...)

    Photo Flash: First Look at Beef & Boards' OKLAHOMA!, Opening Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

    An enduring all-American musical brings many fresh faces to Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre this August as it presents Oklahoma!, the very first collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. This high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys in Western Indian territory at the turn of the century is now on stage through Oct. 5. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

    Storm Large to Play McCullough Theatre, 9/20
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

    Singer, actor, author, and playwright Storm Large is a unique talent whose charms and remarkable voice are quickly creating a buzz within the performing arts world. As the singer in the band Pink Martini, a finalist in the reality show Rock Star Supernova, and as a critically acclaimed performer, Storm Large has taken her voice from rock clubs along the west coast to the Carnegie Hall stage, performing with The Detroit Symphony. (more...)

    Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Duets Album CHEEK TO CHEEK Pre-Order Begins Today
    by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 19, 2014

    Iconic crooner Tony Bennett teams up with chart-topping pop superstar Lady Gaga for a new duets album titled CHEEK TO CHEEK containing multiple American Songbook standards and this week Gaga utilized social media to share a first look at the cover for both the standard and deluxe edition. (more...)

    Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: August 18-24, 2014
    by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

    By the end of the week, Broadway will say goodbye to two musicals- NEWSIES and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. This is your last chance to catch both casts in action before the shows close for good! (more...)

    Lady Gaga Unveils Cover For New Tony Bennett Duets Album, CHEEK TO CHEEK
    by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 18, 2014

    Iconic crooner Tony Bennett teams up with chart-topping pop superstar Lady Gaga for a new duets album titled CHEEK TO CHEEK containing multiple American Songbook standards and this week Gaga utilized social media to share a first look at the cover for both the standard and deluxe edition. (more...)

    THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- IF/THEN's Jenn Colella
    by BWW Staff - Aug 15, 2014

    n this week's edition, we caught up with Jenn Colella, who is starring as 'Anne' in If/Then- currently playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. (more...)

    LUCKY STIFF, Starring Jason Alexander, to World Premiere at Montreal Film Festival, 8/22
    by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

    LUCKY STIFF, the zany off-Broadway musical from Tony®-winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, comes to the big screen! (more...)

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