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The original Broadway production of Five Guys Named Moe featured a conga line led by the cast that got most of the audience involved dancing through the aisles of the theatre and out into the bar for intermission.

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Biography

Biography of Richard Adler

Composer, Lyricist

Born: New York, NY.
Education: The University of North Carolina, BA.
Military Service:USNR, LTjg, World War II

Wrote: STOP THE MUSIC, TV - 1952

Stage Scores:
JOHN MURRAY ANDERSON'S ALMANAC
THE PAJAMA GAME
DAMN YANKEES-Revival Broadway, March 1994
KWAMINA
A MOTHER'S KISSES
OFF-KEY

TV Musicals:
LITTLE WOMEN
GIFT OF THE MAGI
OLYMPUS 7-000

Symphonic Works:
MEMORY OF A CHILDHOOD-Premiered October 1978; The Detroit Symphony
RETROSPECTRUM-Premiered July 1979; Carnegie Hall, The Soviet Chamber Orchestra; Pulitzer Nominee
YELLOWSTONE-Premiered May 1980; Metropolitan Brass Quartet
YELLOWSTONE OVERTURE-Premiered November 1980; American Philharmonic Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Pulitzer Nominee
WILDERNESS SUITE-Premiered February 1983; The Utah Symphony, Salt Lake City; recorded on RCA Red Seal, Pulitzer Nominee
THE LADY REMEMBERS-Premiered October 28, 1985; Kennedy Center, Detroit Symphony, Gunther Herbig, Conducting. Commissioned by The Statue Of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, celebrating the Statue's Centennial; Pulitzer Nominee. Recorded on RCA Red Seal
OVERTURE FOR THE U.S. OLYMPIC FESTIVAL-Premiered September 1987
MARCH-March to celebrate Harvard's Neiman Foundation 50th Anniversary; Harvard Premiere 1989
COMMEMORATIVE SUITE-To Celebrate the Bicentennial of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the oldest State University in the U.S. World Premiere, October 11, 1993. Recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra.

Ballets:
NOTES ON MY LIFE, commissioned and performed by Ft.Worth/Arlington (TX) Ballet.
THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA, commissioned and performed by Miami City Ballet.
8 BY ADLER-Commissioned and performed by Chicago City Ballet, November 1984, Chicago. TV Performance awarded an Emmy. Performed frequently by the Fort Worth Ballet.
CHICAGO-Commissioned by the City of Chicago to celebrate its' sesquicentennial, Chicago, September 1987

Most Popular Songs:
Rags To Riches
Hey, There
Hernando's Hdeaway
Steam Heat
Whatever Lola Wants
You Gotta Have Heart
Everybody Loves A Lover
Another Time, Another Place

Musical Commercials:
Newport Filter Cigarettes (Best Commercial of the Year, National Advertising Association)
Kent; Imperial size Cigarettes; Hertz; American Gas Association; CITGO; Bon Ami; Willys Overland; Lucky Lager Beer; Colgate; Eastman Kodak; Levolor

Stage Entertainments For:
White House Correspondents Dinner, Washington;
President Kennedy and Prime Minister MacMillan, guest.

President John F. Kennedy's Birthday Salute, Madison Square Garden, New York, 1962.

Inaugural Anniversary Salute to President John Kennedy;National Guard Armory, Washington, 1963.

Inaugural Gala for President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965.

White House Consultant for the Arts to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, 1962-1967.

Awards:
2 Tony Awards
1 Tony Nomination
4 Pulitzer Nominations
2 Donaldson Awards
2 Variety Critics Awards
London Evening Standard Award
Colgate Distinguished Service Award
Songwriter's Hall of Fame
National Park Service Honorary Ranger Award
Emmy
Southampton Cultural Center Achievement Award for Theater, 1993
University of North Carolina Lifetime Achievement Award
ASCAP Richard Rodgers Award
Honorary Doctorate in Music and Theater, Wagner College.

Boards:
ANTA Board of Trustees
National Hypertension Association Board of Directors
Songwriters Guild of America, Executive Committee, 1st Vice President
National Parks and Conservation Association Counsel of Advisors
Southampton College Council of Overseers
Kennedy Center (ex officio)

Current Projects:
THE PAJAMA GAME to be revived Jan 2006 with three new songs.

Shows by Richard Adler

Damn Yankees
Pajama Game, The