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Richard Adler News

 
Date Of Birth:
August 03, 1921
Date Of Death:
June 21, 2012 (90)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
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, ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: August 03, 1921
Date of Death: June 21, 2012 (90)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
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, ... (read complete bio)
VIDEO: Check Out Goodspeed's Staff Pick: 'Heart' From DAMN YANKEES Photo VIDEO: Check Out Goodspeed's Staff Pick: 'Heart' From DAMN YANKEES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020

Goodspeed has released the latest video in their Staff Pick series, 'Heart' from Damn Yankees.

VIDEO: On This Day, May 13- THE PAJAMA GAME Opens On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, May 13- THE PAJAMA GAME Opens On Broadway
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2020

Today in 1954, The Pajama Game opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 1063 performances. The Pajama Game is a musical based on the novel 7½ Cents by Richard Bissell. It features a score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory, where worker demands for a seven-and-a-half cents raise are going unheeded. In the midst of this ordeal, love blossoms between Babe, the grievance committee head, and Sid, the new factory superintendent. The original production won a Tony for Best Musical, and the 2006 Broadway revival won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

VIDEO: On This Day, May 5: DAMN YANKEES Opens On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, May 5: DAMN YANKEES Opens On Broadway
by Stage Tube - May 5, 2020

On this day in 1955, Broadway hit one out of the park when the musical Damn Yankees celebrated its opening night!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest SHOW TUNES from 1920-2020 Photo BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest SHOW TUNES from 1920-2020
by Peter Nason - Mar 19, 2020

How do we make a list of the 101 greatest show tunes from the past 100 years without bias? That's certainly a near-impossible mountain to climb, because even some forms of biases, knowledgeable judgments, are key when doing a task like this. But we need to make it as objective as possible when dealing with something so subjective.

Theatre Arlington Presents DAMN YANKEES Photo Theatre Arlington Presents DAMN YANKEES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020

Waiting on deck in Downtown Arlington's Cultural Arts District is the Theatre Arlington's musical, Damn Yankees by Douglass Wallop and George Abbott, with music and lyrics by Jerry Ross and Richard Adler.

Cast Announced For 42nd Street Moon's THE PAJAMA GAME Photo Cast Announced For 42nd Street Moon's THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon has announced the full cast and creative team for the Company's next production, the beloved Tony Award-winning a?oeBest Musicala?? THE PAJAMA GAME. Based on the novel a?oe7½ Centsa?? by Richard Bissell, THE PAJAMA GAME features a book by George Abbott and Bissell, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (DAMN YANKEES).

BWW Review: Play Ball with DAMN YANKEES at MPAC Photo BWW Review: Play Ball with DAMN YANKEES at MPAC
by Jacob Ruscoe - Feb 21, 2020

Spring is in the air which means the start of baseball season. Baseball is my all-time favorite sport. While many say it is boring, there is such a passion and purity to the American Pastime that its enjoyment and place in our culture cannot be ignored. So, when you take my favorite sport and combine it with my love of theatre, well there is the show I want to see. a?oeDamn Yankeesa?? at Manatee Performing Arts Center opened Thursday night and is sure to have that rare breed who love both sports and theatre in a?oeHeaven.

BWW Review: THE PAJAMA GAME at Opéra De Rennes Photo BWW Review: THE PAJAMA GAME at Opéra De Rennes
by Patrick Honoré - Feb 10, 2020

After the concert version of West Side Story and an extensive tour of the musical Bells Are Ringing, director Jean Lacornerie and musical director Gérard Lecointe have chosen to collaborate again, delivering to the French public a comparatively little known musical of the 50s, The Pajama Game, which, outside being the work of the dream team Jerome Robbins directing, George Abbott writing the book, and Bob Fosse choreographing on Broadway for the very first time, stands as perhaps the only musical dealing with unions and labor conflicts. The least we can say is that this choice couldn't be more on point given the political context of France today, with major strikes going on in sync with the show, which began its run at Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse in Lyon, followed by an extensive tour at the Théâtre de la Renaissance, also in the Lyon area, and now for a three-day run at the gorgeous Opéra de Rennes, where I caught a sold out performance on February 1st.

Upcoming CD Releases for January 2020 Photo Upcoming CD Releases for January 2020
by - Jan 1, 2020

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for January, 2020.

Photo Flash: The Players Guild of Leonia Presents DAMN YANKEES Photo Photo Flash: The Players Guild of Leonia Presents DAMN YANKEES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019

The Players Guild of Leonia kicks off their 100th year, Exciting Centennial Season with the classic smash hit musical of 1955, Damn Yankees, by Richard Adler & Douglas Wallop, book by George Abbbott and Douglas Wallop, and is presented through special arrangement with Music International (MTI).

Photo Flash: THE PAJAMA GAME Opens At Theatre At The Center Photo Photo Flash: THE PAJAMA GAME Opens At Theatre At The Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019

Theatre at the Center's production of The Pajama Game had its opening night performance on Sunday, September 15 at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster.  Artistic Director Linda Fortunato cast Curtis Bannister as Sid, Elizabeth Telford as Babe, Cynthia Carter as Mabel, Kelly Felthous as Gladys, Jason Grimm as Hines, Dan Klarer as Prez, Rick Rapp as Pop and Steve Silver as Mr. Hasler in the musical comedy romance The Pajama Game.

Colby and Katz' SLAY IT WITH MUSIC Comes to The Green Room 42 to Benefit Internationa Photo Colby and Katz' SLAY IT WITH MUSIC Comes to The Green Room 42 to Benefit International Rescue Committee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2019

Michael Colby and Paul Katz, the creative team behind Tales of Tinseltown, have another Hollywood musical in the offing. On Saturday, November 2nd at 7 pm, The Green Room 42 presents Slay It With Music In Concert a?" to benefit International Rescue Committee. The original musical, acclaimed in both London and off-Broadway, is an ode to Grande Dame Guignol, the genre of 1960s horror movies in which stars like Bette Davis and Joan Crawford made screen comebacks, in the tradition of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Sunset Boulevard, and Psycho. It's a sharp way to cap off Halloween weekend, promising laughs, thrills and chills. The Green Room 42 is on the 4th Floor of YOTEL at 42nd Street and 10th Avenue. The concert version features an all-star cast, directed by Charles Repole with musical direction by Phil Reno. Tickets range between $22.50 and $62.50, and are available now online at: https://tinyurl.com/yyyo4vhn. There is no minimum required at GR42.

Photo Flash: DAMN YANKEES At Newtown Arts Company Has Miles Of Heart Photo Photo Flash: DAMN YANKEES At Newtown Arts Company Has Miles Of Heart
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

DAMN YANKEES brought the joys of summer, love and baseball to Newtown Arts Company's main stage season at The Newtown Theatre.

Home-Run Hit Musical DAMN YANKEES to Play The Roxy Regional Theatre Photo Home-Run Hit Musical DAMN YANKEES to Play The Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019

Clarksville's oldest professional theatre is hitting it out of the park to close Season 36 of live entertainment on the corner of Franklin and First.

Theatre Arlington Proudly Announces 47th Season Photo Theatre Arlington Proudly Announces 47th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019

Theatre Arlington's 47th season has something for everyone! Executive Producer, Steven D. Morris, is thrilled to announce the line-up for the 2019-2020 season. There will be great musical comedies, a fun new holiday show, wonderful family-friendly children's programming and classic plays that need to be seen again. This season Theatre Arlington will continue to work hard to improve the patron's experience and the quality of every production. The Theatre is excited to announce that they will be hiring more professional Equity actors in each production as well as skilled designers and talented live musicians. That's not all Morris is happy to announce - this season will be the inaugural year for a new Cabaret Series which will bring the metroplex's best singers and musicians to Theatre Arlington to perform in an intimate environment.  If it has been awhile since you've visited downtown Arlington, now is the time to find your way and come home to Theatre Arlington!

Stage Door Records Launch 'Lost Broadway' Album Series Photo Stage Door Records Launch 'Lost Broadway' Album Series
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019

Following the critically acclaimed 'Lost West End' album series, Stage Door Records present the launch of 'Lost Broadway', a new series of albums that will focus on celebrating Broadway's forgotten and obscure musicals. With each album dedicated to specific years in Broadway history, the 'Lost Broadway' series launches with 'Lost Broadway 1961', a particularly abundant year in the Broadway calendar for musicals whose residencies were short lived but deserve not to be forgotten.

Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2019 Tony Nominees! Photo Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2019 Tony Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019

Over the course of each Broadway season, unexpected and unique storylines inevitably pop up. This morning, with the announcement of the 2019 Tony Award nominations, a number of new narratives have come to life.

BWW Review: Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams Share Passions For Dance and For Each  Photo BWW Review: Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams Share Passions For Dance and For Each Other in FOSSE/VERDON
by Michael Dale - Mar 20, 2019

White letters on a black screen introduce the place and time of an early scene in FX's limited series 'Fosse/Verdon' as 'Hollywood, 19 years left.'

The Pajama Game Comes to Starlight Community Theater with Love, Laughter and Labor Is Photo The Pajama Game Comes to Starlight Community Theater with Love, Laughter and Labor Issues
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2019

Starlight Community Theater (SCT) will be presenting The Pajama Game for eleven (11) performances beginning Friday, February 22 and running through Sunday, March 10. This production will mark the seventh show of SCT's 2018-2019 season and is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

BWW Review: BroadHollow's DAMN YANKEES Photo BWW Review: BroadHollow's DAMN YANKEES
by Melissa Giordano - Feb 14, 2019

Kicking off what is sure to be an excellent season, The BroadHollow Theatre Company offers a delightful incarnation of Damn Yankees. Running through February 24th, the Tony award-winning musical is excellently directed by BroadHollow's Jason P. Allyn and boasts an outstanding cast.

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