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).