R.I.P. Mary Rodgers

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The Original BJ
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Re: R.I.P. Mary Rodgers

Postby The Original BJ » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:25 pm

I met her once. She came to see a show I was working on (i.e. one composed by her father), and the producer took her around to meet everyone afterwards. She was very lovely, and I think all of us were a bit awestruck that this eighty-year-old woman was so gracious as to want to meet so many of us after the show, and thank us for our work.

As a composer, she wasn't as talented as her father or son -- Once Upon a Mattress is pretty lightweight stuff -- but being a part of such a significant family of musical theater writers puts her in the books regardless.

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R.I.P. Mary Rodgers

Postby Big Magilla » Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:39 am

Richard Rodgers' daughter; Adam Guettel's mother and Stephen Sondheim's friend was 83.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/28/nyreg ... .html?_r=1
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