Rodgers & Hart reconsidered

A moment, please, to remember Lorenz Hart. Richard Rodgers’ song-writing partnership with Oscar Hammerstein is better-known. But Rodgers worked with Hart even longer than he worked with Hammerstein, from 1919 to the year of Hart’s death, 1943, while Rodgers’ partnership with Hammerstein lasted from 1943 until Oscar’s death in 1960.

Rodgers wrote more shows and more songs with Hart— 26 shows with Hart versus nine …

Broadway songwriters

We love talking with songwriters and relating the details of their careers. Here are several articles on that subject:

Adam Guettel —   click here
Cy Coleman — click here
Sammy Cahn & Julie Styne —click here
William Finn — Read more

Nancy LaMott: still here

When singer Nancy LaMott died at age 43 on December 13, 1995, music lovers lamented the loss of an excellent performer in her prime. A smaller circle of people realized there was an even greater tragedy, knowing that LaMott had just recently overcome a long bout with another crippling disease that made her success as a performer even more remarkable.

She was a …

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