Rodgers, Richard

(28 jun. 1902, Nueva York, N.Y., EE.UU.–30 dic. 1979, Ciudad de Nueva York).

Compositor estadounidense. Estudió en la Universidad de Columbia, donde conoció a su futuro colaborador Lorenz Hart, y más tarde estudió composición en el Instituto de arte musical (actualmente Julliard School). Su primer éxito con Hart (quien escribía los textos) fue una revista, The Garrick Gaieties (1925). Su comedia On Your Toes (1936), junto con el ballet de jazz Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, consolidaron la danza seria como elemento permanente de la comedia musical. Entre sus otras colaboraciones con Hart figuran Babes in Arms (1937), The Boys from Syracuse (1938) y Pal Joey (1940), que fue reestrenada en 1952 con mucho éxito. Después de la muerte de Hart, Rodgers trabajó con el libretista Oscar Hammerstein II. Su Oklahoma! (Premio Pulitzer, 1943) alcanzó las 2.248 funciones en Broadway, un fenómeno sin precedentes hasta entonces. Su sociedad de 17 años produjo éxitos como South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951) y The Sound of Music (1959) e hizo de ellos la dupla más importante en la historia del musical estadounidense.

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

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  • Rodgers, Richard — (1902 79)    American composer of musicals. He began writing songs at an early age. He studied at Columbia University, and collaborated with Lorenz Milton Hart on a varsity show. Later they produced a variety of musicals. When Hart died, he… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

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