Rodgers, Richard

Rodgers, (Charles) Richard

(1902–79) composer; born in New York City. He attended Columbia University and studied music and by age 17 was collaborating with Lorenz Hart on amateur musicals. With Hart as lyricist, in the 1920s and 1930s he broke from the common Tin Pan Alley musical to develop the musical play. They produced 14 shows containing many popular songs while further integrating libretto, music, and dance. On Your Toes (1936), choreographed by George Balanchine, included his first broad arrangement for ballet sequences (including "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue"), while Pal Joey (1940) focused on an amoral nightclub owner. Among his many standards with Hart are "My Funny Valentine" (1937) and "Bewitched" (1940). After Hart's death in 1943, Rodgers teamed up with Oscar Hammerstein II and created his most popular stage works. Their masterpiece, Oklahoma! (1943), is called the first American vernacular opera and won the Pulitzer Prize in drama. Their next work, Carousel (1945), also a classic, contains some of Rodgers' finest music. Their last musicals, South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951), and The Sound of Music (1959), contained many famous songs and were highly successful on screen as well as stage. After Hammerstein's death (1960), Rodgers either wrote his own lyrics or collaborated with others for another 20 years of works for theater and television.
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Now Lauren, a pupil at St Joseph's Primary School, is set to line up alongside stars including Wales' own Michael Ball, Brian Blessed, Anton Rodgers, Richard O'Brien and Nichola McAuliffe for the grand opening of the show - being hailed as the most expensive stage musical in theatre history - at the London Palladium.
LONDON A Greenwich Theater presentation of the musical revue in two acts, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, with additional music by Leonard Bernstein, Mary Rodgers, Richard Rodgers and Jule Styne, book by Ned Sherrin.
Available digital music tracks will include Navarre's entire catalog of pop labels and artists including Kenny Rodgers, Richard Marx, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels and many more well-known artists.
Karli Muscarella, Erik Nielsen, Maria Null-McCool, Steven Oakes, Michael Oakes, Eric Olsen, Kristi Parks, Jon Paull, Jordan Pelkey, Jessica Petersen, Jason Peterson, Patrick Powers, Tyler Pratt, Jacob Rathsack, Andrea Reed, Brian Richards, Travis Riley, Anne Riopelle, Dustin Rock, Ron Rodgers, Richard Roldan, Kimberly Rue, Maria Salcedo, Rachel Seelye, Amy Slocum, Josh Slocum,
Simon Rodgers, Richard Cox, Paul Campbell and Neal Billingham netted before Walsall's consolation, but Mark Winchester had the final word.
Goals from Simon Rodgers, Richard Cox, Paul Campbell and Neal Billingham put them in control against Walsall who managed to pull one back before Mark Winchester scored for Lichfield to seal a 5-1 win.
Vale: Anyon, Grifth, McCombe, Slater, Collins, Richman (Glover 78), Howland, Davidson (Taiwo 61), Dodds (Perry 78), Rodgers, Richards.