Tag Archives: Richard Rodgers

The Saturday List: The Crown Julies

In today’s Saturday List, we’re looking at “The Crown Julies,” the five Broadway and off-Broadway stage appearances of Julie Andrews. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: The Kelli O’Hara Countdown!

Today is Broadway darling Kelli O’Hara’s birthday. To celebrate we’re counting down five of her greatest stage appearances. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: A Jerome Robbins Countdown!

Today is the anniversary of the opening of JEROME ROBBINS’ BROADWAY. To commemorate this anniversary, this week’s Saturday List takes a look at the five best Robbins shows, all of which were featured in this iconic production. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: PEGGY-ANN

Another Friday, another forgotten Rodgers and Hart gem from the 1920s. This week, it’s all about Peggy-Ann, one of the six shows that would credit Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart as composer and lyricist respectively in 1926. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: Ten Great Musical Theatre Dates

Nobody I know enjoys dating. But experience tells us that there are good dates to be had. And so do musicals. So let’s take a look at ten great musical theatre dates – just in time for Valentine’s Day! Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: LIDO LADY

it’s time to take a look at another of the forgotten musicals created by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart during the 1920s.This week it’s time to look over LIDO LADY. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: THE GIRL FRIEND

If THE GARRICK GAIETIES, which was featured in last week’s Forgotten Musicals Friday, was an important stepping stone for Richard Rodgers and Lorenza Hart, THE GIRL FRIEND cemented them in the public consciousness of 1920s America. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: DEAREST ENEMY

With a book by Herbert Fields, direction by John Murray Anderson, direction of the libretto by Charles Sinclair and Harry Ford and dance and ensemble direction by Carl Hemmer, DEAREST ENEMY ran for 286 performances. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: THE GARRICK GAIETIES

THE GARRICK GAIETIES was an important stepping stone in the career of Rodgers and Hart owing to its introduction (by Sterling Holloway and June Cochrane) of what was arguably their first runaway hit, “Manhattan”. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: 10 Times the Musical Challenged Its Dismissal as a Relevant Art Form

Although many people dismiss the musical as a relevant form of artistic expression, the musical can easily hold its own alongside any form of theatre you might care to mention. So I thought that today, I might put together a Saturday list of just ten times musicals have been completely in step with the world around them. Continue reading

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