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Richard Rodgers News

Also Credited As: Richard C. Rodgers
 
Richard Rodgers Headshot
Date Of Birth:
June 28, 1902
Date Of Death:
December 30, 1979 (77)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
Richard Rodgers was an American composer of 43 Broadway musicals, leaving a legacy as one of the most significant composers of 20th century American music. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. His compositions have had a ... (read complete bio)
 
Richard Rodgers Headshot
Date of Birth: June 28, 1902
Date of Death: December 30, 1979 (77)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Richard Rodgers was an American composer of 43 Broadway musicals, leaving a legacy as one of the most significant composers of 20th century American music. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. His compositions have had a ... (read complete bio)
VIDEO: Watch HAMILTON-Inspired Figure Skating Routines! Photo VIDEO: Watch HAMILTON-Inspired Figure Skating Routines!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2021

The music of Hamilton may be new to the gymnastics floor on a national level, but plenty of other competitive athletes have been moving to the musical for quite a while- ice skaters. Watch below as skaters on every level create routines to the Tony winning smash hit.

THE MONSTER, ORATIO FOR LIVING THINGS, and TL;DR: THELMA LOUISE; DYKE REMIX Win Richa Photo THE MONSTER, ORATIO FOR LIVING THINGS, and TL;DR: THELMA LOUISE; DYKE REMIX Win Richard Rodgers Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2021

The winners of the 2021 Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater were announced today by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The winners are: The Monster by Chelsea Marcantel, Michael Mahler, and Alan Schmuckler, Oratorio for Living Things by Heather Christian, and TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix by EllaRose Chary and Brandon James Gwinn.

THE MONSTER, ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS and TL;DR Win 2021 Richard Rodgers Awards Photo THE MONSTER, ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS and TL;DR Win 2021 Richard Rodgers Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2021

The winners of the 2021 Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater were announced today by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Each musical received a Studio Production Award.

Lisa Howard, Catherine Ashmore Bradley, and  Sound Designer Kai Harada Join SPANDEX T Photo Lisa Howard, Catherine Ashmore Bradley, and Sound Designer Kai Harada Join SPANDEX THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2021

Nothing can keep you down. No man. No woman. Not even a global pandemic! The creators of  SPANDEX THE MUSICAL, a new original musical inspired by the viral video of the 1988 Crystal Light National Aerobics Championship, are producing a new audio musical from quarantine!

VIDEO: Watch Christopher Jackson Perform a Letter by Benjamin Banneker for Ham4Progre Photo VIDEO: Watch Christopher Jackson Perform a Letter by Benjamin Banneker for Ham4Progress #WeTellTheirStories
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2021

As a part of @Ham4Progress, original Hamilton star Christopher Jackson recites a letter from Benjamin Banneker, a free Black man living in Boston, to Thomas Jefferson highlighting the hypocrisy of the Declaration of Independence.

Hammerstein Museum Announces Honorary Advisory Board Photo Hammerstein Museum Announces Honorary Advisory Board
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2021

The nonprofit Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center (OHMTEC) today announced that several internationally prominent figures from the stage, film and vocal music world are joining as Honorary Advisory Board members in support of the museum. 

BWW Blog: Highlighting Landmark Moments in Black Theatre History Photo BWW Blog: Highlighting Landmark Moments in Black Theatre History
by Student Blogger: Joey Tabasco - Feb 18, 2021

Theatre would not be theatre without the efforts of Black artists, and it’s important to learn about their impact on the industry. In honor of Black History Month, here is a timeline of theatre milestones achieved by Black professionals. 

Jane Monheit Celebrates 20 Years as a Recording Artist With Online Concert and New Al Photo Jane Monheit Celebrates 20 Years as a Recording Artist With Online Concert and New Album COME WHAT MAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2021

CLUB44 RECORDS has announced that Come What May, the enchanting new album from international Billboard #1 pop/jazz vocalist Jane Monheit, will be available on CD and digital and streaming formats on Friday, March 12. This dynamic all-new collection of songbook classics will honor Monheit’s 20th anniversary as a best-selling recording artist.

BWW Blog: Connecting with My Favorite Artists - Frosty's World #10 Photo BWW Blog: Connecting with My Favorite Artists - Frosty's World #10
by Student Blogger: Laura Frost - Feb 17, 2021

The snow is piling up in Cleveland, so I’m lucky to have a warm dorm room to ignore homework and connect with my favorite artists.

UN DÍA COMO HOY: HAMILTON se estrenaba Off-Broadway Photo UN DÍA COMO HOY: HAMILTON se estrenaba Off-Broadway
by Cristina Martinez - Feb 17, 2021

En 2015, un 17 de febrero, HAMILTON subía el telón por primera vez off-Broadway. El aclamado musical de Lin Manuel Miranda se estrenaba en Public Theatre bajo la dirección de Thomas Kail y la coreografía de Andy Blankenbuehler.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of February 15 - THE WELLSONGS PROJECT, Surviv Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of February 15 - THE WELLSONGS PROJECT, Survival Guide For SIX Fans, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2021

This week's list includes The Wellsongs Project, featuring Kate Baldwin, Ethan Slater, and more. Plus, check out Don't Lose Your Head: Life Lessons from the Six Ex-Wives of Henry VIII, which has been described as 'An Unofficial Survival Guide for Fans of the Musical Six.'

VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Plays a Valentine's Day Medley of PHANTOM, CINDERELLA, and Photo VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Plays a Valentine's Day Medley of PHANTOM, CINDERELLA, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2021

In honor of Valentine's Day, Andrew Lloyd Webber shared a medley of love songs on his social media accounts. He kicked off the medley with I Know I Have a Heart, the newly-released song from his upcoming production of Cinderella. The medley also included songs from Aspects of Love, The Phantom of the Opera, and more.

Reimagined THE KING AND I Film Is in the Works Photo Reimagined THE KING AND I Film Is in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2021

This news is something wonderful! Paramount Pictures will remake Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical, The King and I. Paramount reportedly intends to 'reimagine this classic story with a contemporary perspective that explores diversity and the contrasting worldviews of the characters by drawing from real history and the musical.'

Dorset Theatre Festival Announces Commissioning & Fellowship Program and Welcomes Res Photo Dorset Theatre Festival Announces Commissioning & Fellowship Program and Welcomes Resident Artist Jade King Carroll
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2021

Dorset Theatre Festival has announced the launch of its new Commissioning and Fellowship Program, welcoming returning director Jade King Carroll as Resident Artist, who will design and oversee this program in collaboration with Artistic Director Dina Janis. Carroll will also work with Janis in producing the Festival’s new StageFree Audio Plays.

PSO Presents South African Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble's SOULFUL AND SCINTILLATING Photo PSO Presents South African Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble's SOULFUL AND SCINTILLATING SOLOS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2021

On Friday, February 26 - Sunday, February 28, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO)’s presented series Buskaid – A Musical Miracle continues with the South African Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble’s Soulful and Scintillating Solos concert.

Celebrating Black History Month: Spotlight On Juanita Hall, the First Black Tony Awar Photo Celebrating Black History Month: Spotlight On Juanita Hall, the First Black Tony Award Winner
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 8, 2021

Juanita Hall was an American musical theatre and film actress. 1950, Hall became the first Black actor to win a Tony Award, for her portrayal of Bloody Mary in the original Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific.  

BWW Exclusive: Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization Launches AR Instagram Filter With A Photo BWW Exclusive: Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization Launches AR Instagram Filter With Assistance from CINDERELLA Prince, Paolo Montalban
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2021

Concord Theatricals just announced that The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization has launched an AR Filter on the official “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” Instagram page. Beginning at 10AM, fans are encouraged to visit THIS LINK on their mobile devices to use the filter. Through the enchantment of AR, they’ll be sprinkled with magic from the Fairy Godmother’s wand – accompanied by some iconic music from Rodgers & Hammerstein.

Theater Stories: A CHORUS LINE, The HELLO, DOLLY! Revival, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD & Mo Photo Theater Stories: A CHORUS LINE, The HELLO, DOLLY! Revival, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD & More About The Shubert Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2021

This week's Theater Stories features the Shubert Theatre! Learn about one of the longest running Broadway shows of all time, A Chorus Line, the incredibly successful production of To Kill a Mockingbird, the star-studded revival of Hello, Dolly! and more.

Proshot vs Film Adaptation - What's the Difference? Photo Proshot vs Film Adaptation - What's the Difference?
by Taylor Brethauer - Feb 6, 2021

What's the difference between a proshot and a film adaptation? What proshots are coming up? Where can I stream Broadway proshots? What Broadway shows have upcoming film adaptations? Where can I stream Broadway film adaptations? We're answering all of these questions and more!

UN DÍA COMO HOY: REDHEAD se estrenaba en Broadway Photo UN DÍA COMO HOY: REDHEAD se estrenaba en Broadway
by Cristina Martinez - Feb 5, 2021

El 5 de febrero de 1959, el teatro 46th Street Theatre, hoy conocido como Richard Rodgers Theatre, REDHEAD se estrenaba en Broadway.

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