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RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN :The Showmen

It was 8:30 a.m., May 19, 1961. I remember the time and date vividly. I was 13. School was Westminster. Elvis was king. No. 1 on the British charts was Floyd...

Music: He Sent Them Away Humming

Richard Rodgers: 1902-1979 "When the lyrics are right, it's easier for me to write a tune than to bend over and tie my shoelaces," Richard Rodgers once...

Show Business: Magician of The Musical

All right, gentlemen, we all agree there is nothing wrong with the Broadway musical that a few hits wouldn't cure. But what we need is some new ideas. O.K., how...

Theater: High Stepper

ON YOUR TOES Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Lorenz Hart Book by Rodgers and Hart and George Abbott In 1936, when it was the hit of the season, On Your...

Radio: Tribute to a Composer

The warmly sentimental, eternally commercial heart of show business throbbed for a full hour this week on an NBC-TV show called America Applauds; An Evening for...

Music: What Counts

Tunesmith Richard Rodgers well remembers May 17, 1925. That was the day a group of Theatre Guild youngsters bounced onto the stage of Broadway's Garrick Theatre...

Theater: Autopsy

I REMEMBER MAMA Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Martin Charnin and Raymond Jessel Book by Thomas Meehan Whatever frantic doctoring occurred during /...

The Theater: Imperator Submersus

REX Music by RICHARD RODGERS Lyrics by SHELDON HARNICK Book by SHERMAN YELLEN To see this musical is like watching a marauding shark becalmed in a suburban...

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