Credit: The Rodgers Family and the New York Times
Political Rewind: Theater critic Jesse Green remembers Mary Rodgers in 'Shy'
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.
Monday on Political Rewind: A special panel remembering the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.