A CELEBRATION OF MARY RODGERS
Update: In light of the sad passing of Ms. Rodgers, this event will go on as a tribute.
Saturday, July 19 from 2 to 5:30 pm
The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52nd Street, New York (212) 621-6886; paleycenter.org
Tickets are free with Paley Center admission ($10; $8 students and seniors; $5 children under 14).
2:00 Screening: Once Upon a Mattress (1964) The first television production of the 1959 Broadway musical by composer Mary Rodgers and lyricist Marshall Barer. Starring Carol Burnett and featuring Joseph Bova, Jane White, Jack Gilford, Bill Hayes, Shani Wallis, and Elliott Gould; directed by Joe Layton and Dave Geisel. (CBS; 90 minutes)
3:45 Interview: A tribute to Mary Rodgers with Martin Charnin, co-moderated by Ted Chapin and Bill Rudman.
4:30 Screening: Feathertop (1961) The musical-fantasy Feathertop, which was commissioned for television and broadcast in October 1961, has music by Mary Rodgers and lyrics by Martin Charnin and is based on the Hawthorne tale of a witch who transforms a scarecrow into a man. Starring Jane Powell, Hugh O’Brian, Cathleen Nesbitt, and Hans Conried; directed by Dean Whitmore. (ABC; 60 minutes)