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Perelman, S. J.
(1904-1979) S. J. Perelman, humorist, was best known for his New Yorker spoofs. With his wife he wrote two plays for Broadway, ALL GOOD AMERICANS and THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, and alone he wrote THE BEAUTY PART. He collaborated with Kurt Weill and ...
Perlman, Arthur
Jeffrey Lunden (Music) and Arthur Perlman (Book and Lyrics) have been working together since junior high school in Silver Spring, Maryland. Their award-winning adaptation of Arthur Kopit's WINGS was produced at the Joseph Papp Public Theater in New York ...
Perry, William
William Perry was nominated for two Tony Awards for the score and lyrics to the Broadway musical WIND IN THE WILLOWS. He has written numerous film scores, including those of the Mark Twain series on PBS, which he also produced. For 12 years he was Music ...
Pitchford, Dean
Born and raised in Hawaii and graduated from Yale University, Dean Pitchford performed off- and on-Broadway (Godspell; Pippin) before turning to songwriting, screenwriting and directing. Dean was nominated for four Academy Awards (winning the 1981 Best ...
Pomahac, Bruce
Bruce Pomahac was Musical Director and (with Hugh Martin) co-vocal arranger for Broadway's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS. He orchestrated the Broadway productions of STATE FAIR (Rodgers & Hammerstein) and THE CURSE OF AN ACHING HEART (Claibe Richardson). He ...
Porter, Cole
Cole Porter was born in Peru, Indiana on June 9, 1891. He was the only surviving child of Samuel Fenwhick Porter, a druggist, and Kate Cole. His grandfather, J.O. Cole, was the richest man in town, and Porter enjoyed a privileged childhood. His mother ...
Previn, Dory
Dory Previn Shannon's career has included works as a lyricist, composer, novelist, non-fiction author, playwright and recording artist. She has written extensively for film and television, garnering  Academy Award nominations for "Come ...
Price, Lonny
Lonny Price has appeared in a variety of plays and musicals on and off Broadway, including CLASS ENEMY (Theatre World Award), THE SURVIVOR, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS, THE IMMIGRANT (Obie Award), BURN THIS, RAGS, and ...
Prince, Daisy
Director Daisy Prince’s previous work includes direction of both original productions of Jason Robert Brown’s THE LAST FIVE YEARS and SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD in N.Y. She also directed IT’S ONLY LIFE: THE SONGS OF JOHN BUCCHINO at the ...
Prince, Harold
Harold Prince directed the premiere productions of SHE LOVES ME, CABARET, COMPANY, FOLLIES, CANDIDE, PACIFIC OVERTURES, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, SWEENEY TODD, EVITA, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, PARADE and BOUNCE. He also helmed the much-acclaimed 1993 ...

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Raposo, Joe
One of the creators of Sesame Street and its first musical director, he wrote music for such diverse talents as Kermit the Frog, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Ray Charles, Woody Allen and Dr. Seuss. Before his death in 1989, Mr. Raposo earned five ...
Reiner, Carl
Carl Reiner was born in New York, NY in 1922 and has had success as an actor, writer, director and producer. As an actor he has appeared on stage in CALL ME MISTER and INSIDE U.S.A. and on film in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Russians ...
Rice, Elmer
Elmer Rice (1892-1967) was born in New York City, and educated in law at New York University. He began his career as a playwright with ON TRIAL (1914), the first American play to use the flashback technique. THE ADDING MACHINE, his expressionistic ...
Richardson, Claibe
Composer Claibe (Claiborne) Richardson was born in Lufkin, Texas on November 10th, 1929 and educated at Louisiana State University. Richardson's career began in the early 1950s with songs he contributed to Ben Bagley's SHOESTRING REVUE; Julius Monk's ...
Riggs, Lynn
Lynn Riggs was the author of GREEN GROW THE LILACS, originally produced by the Theatre Guild in 1931 and later used by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II as the basis for their musical OKLAHOMA!. When originally produced, LILACS had a New York ...
Rittmann, Trude
Trude Rittmann's more than 50 Broadway credits as a Choral and Dance Arranger include THE SOUND OF MUSIC, THE KING AND I, SOUTH PACIFIC, MY FAIR LADY, CAROUSEL, FINIAN'S RAINBOW, BRIGADOON, PAINT YOUR WAGON and PETER PAN. A composer in her own right, ...
Roberts, Jimmy
Jimmy Roberts composed the music for I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, second longest-running Off Broadway musical in New York theater history. Written with playwright Joe DiPietro, I Love You received both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics ...
Rodgers, Dorothy
Dorothy Rodgers, wife of the composer Richard Rodgers, was herself a writer and inventor. Born in New York City on May 4, 1909 as Dorothy Feiner, she attended Horace Mann School and Wellesley College. On March 5, 1930 she married composer Richard ...
Rodgers, Linda
Linda Rodgers wrote her first musical composition for piano "at age five-and-something." Later, she wrote the music and her sister, Mary, the lyrics for a children's revue for Mary Martin, who recorded and performed THREE TO MAKE MUSIC on ...
Rodgers, Mary
MARY RODGERS (1931-2014). An accomplished author, screenwriter and composer, Mary Rodgers' earliest professional credits included serving as Assistant to the Producer of Leonard Bernstein's New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts.Her Broadway ...
Rodgers, Richard
Richard Rodgers' contributions to the musical theatre of his day was extraordinary, and his influence on the musical theatre of today and tomorrow is legendary. His career spanned more than six decades, his hits ranging  from the silver screens of ...
Rodgers & Hammerstein
After long and highly distinguished careers with other collaborators, Richard Rodgers (composer) and Oscar Hammerstein II (librettist/lyricist) joined forces to create the most consistently fruitful and successful partnership in the American musical ...
Rodgers & Hart
Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and Lorenz Hart (1895-1943) wrote their first shows together when both were still students attending Columbia University. After writing a series of musical comedies for the University's Varsity Shows and other charities, they ...
Ryskind, Morrie
Morrie Ryskind, the librettist of LOUISIANA PURCHASE, was born in New York City in 1895 and graduated from the Columbia University School of Journalism. His principal collaborator in the theater was George S. Kaufman, with whom he wrote the Marx Brothers ...

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Safan, Craig
Craig Safan has been composing music for movies and musical theatre since he was fourteen years old. At Brandeis University, Craig wrote the music for four original musicals and was awarded a Watson Foundation Fellowship to study music in London after ...