Richard Adler

Date of Death: June 21, 2012 (90)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Mr. Adler co-composed the music and lyrics for Pajama Game and Damn Yankees, both of which won Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. He also earned a Tony Award nomination for his musical, Kwamina. Some of his biggest hit songs are You Gotta Have Heart, Hey, There, Hernando’s Hideaway, Whatever Lola Wants, Steam Heat, Rags to Riches, and Everybody Loves a Lover.

During the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, Richard Adler staged and produced numerous presidential entertainments, including the unforgettable birthday celebration for President Kennedy featuring Marilyn Monroe singing Happy Birthday, Mr. President.

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Richard Adler Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 1956 - Best Musical

Richard Adler, Damn Yankees

Tony Awards - 1955 - Best Musical

Richard Adler , The Pajama Game

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Leslie Odom Jr., Arielle Jacobs & More to Join The Drama League EMBRACE THE SEASON Gala

Get ready for a night of incredible performances at The Drama League 'Embrace The Season' Gala. Join Leslie Odom Jr., Arielle Jacobs, and other talented artists as they take the stage for an unforgettable evening. Don't miss out on this star-studded event!

Annaleigh Ashford, Lindsay Mendez, Norm Lewis & More To Join The Drama League's EMBRACE THE SEASON Gala

Annaleigh Ashford, Lindsay Mendez, Norm Lewis, Danny Burstein, and more will be performing at The Drama League's 'Embrace The Season' Gala.

Photos: The Mabel Mercer Foundation Hosts A Swell Party at The Pierre

The Mabel Mercer Foundation’s invitation predicted“A Swell Party” and last night certainly was!  KT Sullivan artistic director of the foundation hosted an elegant evening to celebrate the legacy of Charles S Bullock, Chairman Emeritus, Board of Trustees, and his favorite composer Cole Porter at the legendary Pierre Hotel in Manhattan.

Review: THE PAJAMA GAME at Artistry Theater

What did our critic think of THE PAJAMA GAME at Artistry Theater? A classic tale of boy meets girl, and girl wants a raise - wait, that's not how it goes! Sid and Babe will show you exactly how it goes, as they manage romance and work on opposite sides of a labor dispute at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory.

Review: DAMN YANKEES at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire

The new production at Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire is Damn Yankees, a truly classic old time big Broadway musical. With a book by George Abbott (died at age 107) and Douglass Wallop and one of the great scores by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (died at the young age of 29), this has always been an underrated musical.

Cast Set for THE PAJAMA GAME at Naperville's Summer Place Theatre

Naperville's Summer Place Theater has announced the cast of 'The Pajama Game', featuring book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell, and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.

Cast And Creative Team Announced For THE PAJAMA GAME At The Public Theater of San Antonio

The spring, The Pajama Game will play in the Russell Hill Rogers Theater at The Public Theater of San Antonio, the longest-running theatre company in Texas.

Winners Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards

The winners have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards, honoring the best in regional productions, touring shows, and more which had their first performance between October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.

Summer Place Theatre Announces Directors For Its 2023 Season

Summer Place Theatre, Naperville's Community Theatre since 1966 has announced its directors for the 2023 Season!

Summer Place Theatre Announces 2023 Season

Summer Place Theatre, Naperville's community theatre since 1966 has announced its summer 2023 season with two great classic and modern musicals.

Review: Musical Theatre West Hits Another Grand Slam with Fun-Filled DAMN YANKEES

A truly fun-filled, ecstatically-performed iteration of this classic musical, MTW's Broadway-caliber production (now on stage at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center through October 30) is a definite must-see. The production's trio of terrific leads---Lesli Margherita, Jeff Skowron, and James Olivas---are themselves reason enough to see it.

Photos: 42nd Street Moon Stages THE PAJAMA GAME

San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon (Daniel Thomas, Executive Artistic Director and Daren A.C. Carollo, Producing Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the full cast and creative team for the Company’s long-awaited production of the Tony Award-winning “Best Musical” THE PAJAMA GAME, with sisters Becky Potter (Director) and Annie Potter (Playwright) teaming up with Armando Fox (Music Director) and Renee DeWeese (Choreographer) to bring audiences a contemporary take on a comedy classic, celebrating the best of Broadway’s Golden Age, reimagined for a Gateway Theatre stage.

Music Theatre International Celebrates 70 Years

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) announced the celebration of its 70th anniversary. Officially recognized on May 29th, the date former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared “Music Theatre International Day” in 2012, MTI is celebrating this milestone throughout the next year by showcasing the incredible talents of theatrical organizations around the world.

Full Cast Announced for 42nd Street Moon's THE PAJAMA GAME

San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon has announced the full cast and creative team for the Company’s long-awaited production of the Tony Award-winning “Best Musical” THE PAJAMA GAME, with sisters Becky Potter (Director) and Annie Potter (Playwright) teaming up with Armando Fox (Music Director) and Renee DeWeese (Choreographer).

DAMN YANKEES, GASLIGHT & TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD Coming to The Shaw Festival

The Shaw Festival’s 60th season will continue with performances of the romantic musical comedy Damn Yankees, psychological thriller Gaslight and surreal tour de force Too True to Be Good. All three shows will begin welcoming audiences to preview performances in the coming days and weeks.

INTO THE WOODS, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More Announced for Arvada Center 2022-2023 Season

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities today announced the lineup of their 2022-2023 Theatre Season. From destiny-altering quests to friendships fraying when they're thrust into the spotlight, the six titles in the 2022-2023 Theatre Season promise a journey from the fantastical to the familiar and back again.

Casting And Creative Teams Announced for Shaw Festival's 60th Anniversary Season

Artistic Director Tim Carroll has announced casting and creative teams for the Shaw Festival’s 60th anniversary season.

VIDEO: Dick Van Dyke and Wife Arlene Silver Perform 'Everybody Loves a Lover'

Dick Van Dyke and his wife Arlene Silver released a video singing Doris Day's famous hit single, 'Everybody Loves a Lover'. The 1958 success features lyrics by Richard Adler and is composed by Robert Allen.

Shaw Festival Unveils 60th Season; Full Schedule

The Shaw Festival announced the 60th anniversary season. Get the full list of shows and dates here. “We have a lot to celebrate as we look forward to our diamond anniversary season. In what might be our most ambitious programme ever, we intend to show off the range of experiences available at The Shaw,” revealed Artistic Director Tim Carroll.

42nd Street Moon 2021-2022 Single Tickets On-Sale Date Announced

San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon has announced that single tickets to all productions in the Company’s 2021-2022 will be available for purchase beginning Monday, September 27, 2021.

Richard Adler FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Richard Adler has written 7 shows including John Murray Anderson's Almanac (Composer/Lyricist), Damn Yankees (Composer), The Pajama Game (Composer), Kwamina (Composer/Lyricist), A Mother's Kisses (Composer/Lyricist), Music Is (Composer), Fosse (Lyricist).

Richard Adler has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for his work on the musical "Kwamina." Additionally, he received nominations for Best Musical at the Tony Awards for two other shows: "Damn Yankees" and "The Pajama Game." These nominations showcase Adler's talent and contribution to the Broadway industry.

Richard Adler has won several awards throughout his career. He received the Tony Award for Best Musical for "Damn Yankees" and "The Pajama Game."

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