Symphony Space will present a one-night-only celebration of the late Mary Rodgers and her just-published memoir—Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers, co-written with New York Times Chief Theater Critic Jesse Green—September 18.
The program of readings and music will feature Green, actors Deborah S. Craig and Tony winner Kelli O'Hara, and author Meg Wolitzer.
Mary Rodgers, the daughter of famed composer Richard Rodgers, composed the music for Once Upon a Mattress, and her writing credits also included the children's novel Freaky Friday. Reviewing Shy for The New York Times, Daniel Okrent wrote, “I’ve never read a more entertaining (and more revealing) book about Broadway. Rodgers’s voice careens between intimate, sardonic, confessional, comic. The book is pure pleasure—except when it’s jaw-droppingly shocking.”
For more information on the event, visit SymphonySpace.org.