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Mary Rodgers News

Date of Birth: January 11, 1931 (86)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Female
STUN, New Play About Drag and LGBT Culture, Gets NYC ReadingSTUN, New Play About Drag and LGBT Culture, Gets NYC Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The premiere reading of STUN, a new play about drag and LGBT culture, will take place at the Dramatists Guild of America this Friday, August 18. (more...)

Chip Zien, Sarah Stiles and More to Sing THE SONGS OF KINOSIAN & BLAIR at Feinstein's/54 BelowChip Zien, Sarah Stiles and More to Sing THE SONGS OF KINOSIAN & BLAIR at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chip Zien, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Sarah Stiles, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, and many more in 'THE SONGS OF KINOSIAN & BLAIR' on Thursday, August 31st at 9:30 PM. (more...)

WORKING to Open 2017-18 Season with the Opera House Players!!WORKING to Open 2017-18 Season with the Opera House Players!!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

???????Opera House Players, Inc. proudly presents WORKING as its season opener September 8 through September 24th at the Broad Brook Opera House. WORKING is a musical based on the best-selling 1974 book of the same name by oral historian and radio commentator, Studs Terkel.  Told in a series of vignettes, WORKING gives a voice to the often-overlooked men and women of the American workforce. The personal stories and songs they share about what they do for a living and how they do it whether funny, wise, or challenging…are never less than inspirational. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated featuring new songs by HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, along with favorites by Stephen Schwartz (WICKED, PIPPIN), James Taylor, and more! (more...)

Cast Album in the Works for Abingdon's THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIRCast Album in the Works for Abingdon's THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Abingdon Theatre and Jonathan Larson grant recipients Tim Rosser and Charlie Sohne have begun a fundraising campaign for a cast album of the Off-Broadway musical The Boy Who Danced on Air. (more...)

Hershey Area Playhouse Announces 2018 SeasonHershey Area Playhouse Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Thought-provoking dramas, inspirational stories, heartwarming tales and comedies are all a part of Hershey Area Playhouse's 2018 season. (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO Opens at Saint Michael's PlayhouseMURDER FOR TWO Opens at Saint Michael's Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Saint Michael's Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 19 opening of the Off-Broadway hit Murder for Two at Saint Michael's Playhouse. Murder for Two features book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair and stars Noel Carey and Jeremiah Ginn, both from Murder for Two's national tour. Murder for Two creative team is led by director Jeremy Scott Lapp with choreography by Wendy Seyb, scenic design by John Paul Devlin, costume design by Andrea Lauer, lighting design Anthony Pellecchia, and sound design by Jill BC DuBoff. (more...)

BWW Blog: Watching FREAKY FRIDAY With My MomBWW Blog: Watching FREAKY FRIDAY With My Mom
by Zoe Flores - Jun 30, 2017

FREAKY FRIDAY is my life. Well, minus the switching bodies with my mom and misplacing my brother. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company Announces Cast of WORLD VIEWSProspect Theater Company Announces Cast of WORLD VIEWS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, has announced the cast for WORLD VIEWS, a collection of new mini-musicals in concert, the culmination of Prospect's 2017 Musical Theater Lab. WORLD VIEWS, the company's 11th lab performance, will be presented on July 8, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

VIDEO: Emma Hunton Performs 'No More Fear' from FREAKY FRIDAYVIDEO: Emma Hunton Performs 'No More Fear' from FREAKY FRIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

Freaky Friday is one amongst the many musicals based on movies spearheading its way across the country to Broadway. Check out a preview of the show as star Emma Hunton belts out 'No More Fear' on Great Day Houston. (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer Unveiled for European Premiere of Stephen Schwartz's WORKINGVIDEO: New Trailer Unveiled for European Premiere of Stephen Schwartz's WORKING
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 20, 2017

WORKING is the extraordinary genre-defining musical from Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with the American workforce: Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do. The show has been adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, the creators of Godspell and Rags, with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg. (more...)

Review Roundup: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY in HoustonReview Roundup: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company's WORLD VIEWS to Present Art-Inspired Mini-Musicals in ConcertProspect Theater Company's WORLD VIEWS to Present Art-Inspired Mini-Musicals in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, will present WORLD VIEWS, a collection of new mini-musicals in concert, the culmination of Prospect's 2017 Musical Theater Lab. WORLD VIEWS, the company's 11th lab performance, will be presented on July 8, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

Joe Gulla's GARBO Wins Audience Award at 2017 Downtown Urban Arts FestivalJoe Gulla's GARBO Wins Audience Award at 2017 Downtown Urban Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) has conferred playwright Joe Gulla's 'GARBO' with their 2017 Audience Award. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Director Christopher Ashley Wins Tony AwardFREAKY FRIDAY Director Christopher Ashley Wins Tony Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Freaky Friday Director Christopher Ashley has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Come From Away. He earned the prestigious award last night at the American Theatre Wing's 71st Annual Tony Awards. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY, THE CRUCIBLE, 'HUNCHBACK' Headline PCPA's 54th SeasonFREAKY FRIDAY, THE CRUCIBLE, 'HUNCHBACK' Headline PCPA's 54th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

PCPA plans a 54th season of world-rocking plays and musicals from November 2017 through September 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR Celebrates Opening Night at Abingdon Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR Celebrates Opening Night at Abingdon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Last night, Thursday, May 25, Abingdon Theatre Company celebrated opening night of its first musical: the New York premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Awards. Directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Tony Speciale, THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR is now playing through June 11, at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Scroll down for photos from the opening festivities! (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Company Opens THE BOY WHO DANCED AIR TonightAbingdon Theatre Company Opens THE BOY WHO DANCED AIR Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents its first musical with the New York premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart awards. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast & Video: Joel B. New Welcomes Musical Theatre Factory Founding Member Michael KushnerExclusive Podcast & Video: Joel B. New Welcomes Musical Theatre Factory Founding Member Michael Kushner
by Something New - May 23, 2017

In Episode 508 of the Something New podcast, award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Michael Kushner, a performer, photographer, writer, makeup artist, and Founding Member of Musical Theatre Factory (mtf.nyc). (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/20/2017
by - May 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/20/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR at AbingdonPhoto Flash: First Look at New Musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents its first musical with the New York premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart awards. Directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Tony Speciale, THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR plays four weeks only, now through June 11, at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is Thursday, May 25 at 7PM. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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