Richard Rodgers' contributions to the musical theatre were extraordinary, and his influence on the musical theatre of today and tomorrow is legendary. His career spanned more than six decades, and his hits ranged from the silver screens of Hollywood to the bright lights of Broadway, London and beyond. He was the recipient of countless awards, including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. He wrote more than 900 published songs, and forty Broadway musicals.
The performers on this compilation range from some of today's great singers - Barbara Cook, Karen Akers, Shirley Bassey - through legendary stage divas - Patti LuPone, Josephine Baker, Eartha Kitt, Dorothy Loudon, Donna McKechnie, Faith Prince, Bebe Neuwirth – and unique vocalists – Lena Horne, Margaret Whiting, Portia Nelson, KT Sullivan, Elaine Stritch - to many of today's fresh new generation of musical theater performers - David Campbell, Rebecca Luker, Andrea McArdle, Malcolm Gets, Debbie Gravitte.
Tracks include: Surrey With The Fringe on Top / The Lady is a Tramp / Falling In Love With Love / What is a Man? / He Was Too Good To Me / The Gentleman Is A Dope / Johnny One-Note / C’est un nid charmant (There’s A Small Hotel) / So Far / Something Wonderful / Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered / Sing For Your Supper / You Took Advantage of Me / It Might As Well Be Spring / The Shortest Day of the Year / The Next Time It Happens / Zip / Why Can’t I? / Where or When / The Sweetest Sounds / This Nearly Was Mine.