America Applauds: An Evening for Richard Rodgers (Rare Digital Video) – Iconic Arts
America Applauds: An Evening for Richard Rodgers (Rare Digital Video)

America Applauds: An Evening for Richard Rodgers (Rare Digital Video)

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Title: America Applauds: An Evening for Richard Rodgers
Date: 1951
Language: English
Media Download Available: Digital Video (DVD)
Quality & Size: Very Good/ Professional (803 MB)
Duration: 54 minutes
Details: Rodgers' friends and colleagues pay tribute to him in this long-unseen special. Among the original Broadway cast members reprising the songs they introduced are Vivienne Segal ("Bewitched" from "Pal Joey") and Alfred Drake ("People Will Say We're in Love" from "Oklahoma!"). Vera Zorina dances "Rodgers in Three Quarter Time," a ballet created expressly for the show set to three Rodgers waltzes, and Mary Martin (makes her first TV appearance) and sings "Wonderful Guy" as Rodgers himself accompanies her on piano.