WPL01194 – Rodgers and Hart A Celebration of Brilliant Words and Wonderful Music
Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart painted the landscape of the Broadway musical. Their 20 year partnership brought us great shows like “Pal Joey”, “Jumbo”, “Babes in Arms” and “Connecticut Yankee”; and songs from their shows including “My Funny Valentine, “My Romance” ,”Falling in Love With Love”, “Isn’t it Romantic”, “Dancing on the Ceiling”, “I Didn’t Know What Time it Was”, “My Heart Stood Still”, “With a Song in My Heart” AND “Manhattan”. We will look at this unlikely pair; the handsome, confident Rodgers and the troubled Hart whose demons challenged the later years of their work, but who created poetry in words and unforgettable music. Through a combination of live performance,, lecture and rare videos of some of our greatest entertainers, we’ll try to capture this unusual partnership which was the forerunner of Rodger’s second major pairing with Hammerstein which resulted in an entirely different contribution to Broadway.