Richard Rodgers

Composer Richard Rodgers

Profession: Composer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Biography: One half of the famous Broadway musical and songwriting team of Rodgers and Hart with lyricist Lorenz Hart.

Later also collaborated with Oscar Hammerstein II in the musical theatre writing team Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Born: June 28, 1902
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: December 30, 1979 (aged 77)

Historical Events

  • 1926-03-17 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Girl Friend" premieres in NYC
  • 1930-02-18 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Simple Simon" premieres in NYC
  • 1930-12-03 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Evergreen" premieres in London
  • 1931-02-10 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "America's Sweetheart" premieres on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre, NYC
  • 1935-11-16 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Jumbo" premieres in NYC
  • 1936-04-11 George Abbott, Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's musical "On Your Toes", choreographed by George Balanchine, and starring Ray Bolger and Tamara Geva, opens at the Imperial Theatre (later transfers to Majestic), NYC; runs for 515 performances
  • 1937-01-23 George Abbott, Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's musical "On Your Toes", choreographed by George Balanchine, and starring Ray Bolger and Tamara Geva, closes at the Majestic Theatre, NYC; after 515 performances
  • 1939-10-18 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Too Many Girls" premieres in NYC
  • 1940-04-04 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Higher & Higher" premieres in NYC
  • 1940-12-25 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Pal Joey", starring Gene Kelly and Vivienne Segal, opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (later transferring to Shubert, and then the St. James), NYC; runs for 374 performances
  • 1953-04-18 Revival of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Pal Joey", starring Harold Lang and Vivienne Segal, closes at Broadhurst Theater, NYC, after 540 performances, winning 3 Tony Awards
  • 1954-01-16 Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's musical "South Pacific", starring Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza, closes at the Majestic Theater, NYC, after 1928 performances;, winning 10 Tony Awards and Pulitzer Prize
  • 1954-10-11 Revival of George Abbott, Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's musical "On Your Toes" opens at 46th St Theater, NYC; runs for 64 performances
  • 1954-12-04 Revival of George Abbott, Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's musical "On Your Toes" closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 64 performances
  • 1959-11-16 "The Sound of Music" musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 1443 performances
  • 1962-03-15 Richard Rodgers' musical drama "No Strings", starring Diahann Carroll and Richard Kiley, opens at the 54th Street Theatre (later transferring to the Broadhurst), New York; runs for 580 performances and wins 3 Tony Awards
  • 1963-06-15 Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical "The Sound of Music", closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC, after 1443 performances
  • 1963-08-03 Richard Rodgers' musical drama "No Strings", starring Diahann Carroll and Richard Kiley, closes at Broadhurst Theater, NYC, after 580 performances and 3 Tony Award wins
  • 1970-11-10 Richard Rodgers and Martin Charnin's musical "Two by Two" opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 343 performances
  • 1983-03-06 Revival of George Abbott, Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's musical "On Your Toes" opens at Virginia Theater, NYC; runs for 505 performances
  • 1984-05-20 Revival of George Abbott, Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's musical "On Your Toes" closes at Virginia Theater, NYC, after 505 performances

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