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Richard Rodgers

Composer Richard Rodgers

Profession: Composer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: 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
  • 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" premieres in NYC
  • 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
  • 1963-06-15 Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical "The Sound of Music", closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC, after 1443 performances
  • 1970-11-10 Richard Rodgers and Martin Charnin's musical "Two by Two" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 343 performances

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