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RICHARD ADLER

 
Selected works

Broadway and television workAs composer/lyricist, unless otherwise noted:

Stop the Music - Writer; series aired 1949 to 1956
John Murray Anderson's Almanac – Musical December 10, 1953–June 26, 1954 (with Jerry Ross)
The Pajama Game – Musical, Comedy May 13, 1954–November 24, 1956 (with Jerry Ross)
Damn Yankees – Musical, Comedy May 5, 1955–October 12, 1957 (with Jerry Ross)
The Sin of Pat Muldoon – Play March 13, 1957–March 16, 1957 (Producer only - no music in play)
Gift of the Magi – TV musical featuring then wife Sally Ann Howes. December 9, 1958
Kwamina – Musical. Featured then-wife Sally Ann Howes. October 23, 1961–November 18, 1961
A Mother's Kisses – September 21 to October 19, 1968 – three weeks of out-of-town tryouts in New Haven and Baltimore only. It was cancelled before it reached Broadway. Featured Bea Arthur and Bernadette Peters
Rex – Musical April 25, 1976–June 5, 1976 (Producer only. Music by Richard Rogers, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick)
Music Is – Musical comedy December 20, 1976–December 26, 1976 (Composer only. Lyrics by Will Holt.)
Fosse – Musical, Revue, Dance January 14, 1999–August 25, 2001 (Includes Adler & Ross works originally written for Damn Yankees and The Pajama Game)

Broadway revivals

The Pajama Game – December 9, 1973–February 3, 1974
Damn Yankees – March 3, 1994–August 6, 1995
The Pajama Game – February 23, 2006–June 11, 2006 (starring Harry Connick Jr, Kelli O'Hara, Michael McKean)

Popular songs

"Rags To Riches" (with Jerry Ross)
"Hey, There" (with Jerry Ross)
"Hernando's Hideaway" (with Jerry Ross)
"Steam Heat" (with Jerry Ross)
"Whatever Lola Wants" (with Jerry Ross)
"Everybody Loves A Lover" (Words by Adler, music by Robert Allen)
"Another Time, Another Place" (Words and music by Adler, from the 1961 musical Kwamina)
"Heart" (with Jerry Ross)
"I'm Not at All in Love" (with Jerry Ross)

Awards, nominations and honors

Tony Awards

1955 Best Musical – The Pajama Game (music and lyrics)
1956 Best Musical – Damn Yankees (music and lyrics)
1962 Best Composer nomination – Kwamina (music)
Four Pulitzer Nominations
Two Donaldson Awards
Two Variety Critics Awards
London Evening Standard Award
Colgate Distinguished Service Award
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984.
National Park Service Honorary Ranger Award
Emmy Award
Southampton Cultural Center Achievement Award for Theater (1993)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lifetime Achievement Award
ASCAP Richard Rodgers Award
Honorary Doctorate in Music and Theater Wagner College

 
 
 
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