The lights of Broadway's marquees will dim on June 28 in honor of Tony-nominated Broadway composer Mary Rodgers Guettel.
The lights of Broadway's marquees will dim on June 28 in honor of Tony-nominated Broadway composer Mary Rodgers Guettel.
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The Broadway community will mourn the loss of Tony-nominated composer Mary Rodgers Guettel on Saturday, June 28, at 7:45pm, when Broadway marquees will be dimmed for one minute. Rodgers died June 26 at the age of 83.

"Mary Rodgers Guettel was a gifted author and composer; adding to her family's achievements of musical theatre greatness," said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League, in a statement. "The lights of Broadway are being dimmed in honor of someone who was a muse and inspiration to so many, and she will be missed. Our thoughts are with her friends and family."

Rodgers is the composer behind the musicals Once Upon a Mattress, Working, Hot Spot, The Mad Woman of Central Park West, and off-Broadway's The Mad Show. She is also the author of the novel Freaky Friday, on which two films were based. For Once Upon a Mattress and Working, Rodgers received Tony nominations.

Click here to read a full obituary of Mary Rodgers Guettel.