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Broadway Will Dim Its Marquee Lights for Mary Rodgers Guettel

Rodgers died on June 26 at 83 years old. logo
The lights of Broadway's marquees will dim on June 28 in honor of Tony-nominated Broadway composer Mary Rodgers Guettel.
(© Joseph Marzullo)

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.