P.S. 166 to Be Renamed After Richard Rodgers
Rodgers attended the school from 1911-16. He went on to write over 900 songs and 40 Broadway musicals, including Oklahoma!, The King and I, and South Pacific, and The Sound of Music. The name change of P.S. 166 is the culmination of a series of events at the school during Rodgers' centennial year, including a visit by cast members of the Broadway production of Flower Drum Song.