The grande dame of Broadway has died

Farewell to Mary Rodgers, daughter of Richard, mother of Adam Guettel. Se was 83. Has there ever been a more stage-musical family?

Maryhad a hit in 1959 with Once Upon a Mattress, based on Hans Christian Anderson tale, The Princess and the Pea. Carol Burnett starred.

She also wrote From a to z  and The Madwoman of Central Park West.

Her most famous song was co-written with Stephen Sondheim (under the pseudonym Esteban Rio Nido).

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