Mary Rodgers, her memoir "Shy", and theater critic Jesse Green.

Jesse Green (right) remembers the days he spent with Mary Rodgers (left) writing her autobiography, "Shy".

Credit: The Rodgers Family and the New York Times

Mary Rodgers grew up among some of Broadway's biggest names, from Sondheim to Bernstein. Her father was one half of Rodgers and Hammerstein. We sit down with New York Times theater critic Jesse Green to discuss Rodgers' autobiography, Shy.

Rodgers is perhaps most well known for her novel, Freaky Friday, or her adaptation of The Princess and the Pea into Once Upon a Mattress, a musical retelling of the classic fairy tale. She met Green while he was profiling her son, composer Adam Guettel. After a long friendship, Rodgers asked Green to collaborate on her memoirs before her passing, which turned into her autobiography with footnotes from her close friend.

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