Richard Adler Biography (1921-)

Born August 3, 1921, in New York, NY; son of Clarence and Elsa Adrienne (Richard) Adler; married Marion Hart (divorced); married Sally Ann Howes (divorced); children: (first marriage) Andrew H., Christopher E. (deceased). Addresses: Office--8 East 83rd St., New York, NY 10028.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
August 3, 1921
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; Stage Work
  • Producer and director, New York's Broadway Salute for President Kennedy,National Guard Armory, Washington, DC, then Madison Square Garden, New York City, both 1962.
  • Producer and director, Inaugural Anniversary Salute for President Kennedy, National Guard Armory, then Madison Square Garden, both 1963.
  • Producer and director, Washington Salutes President Johnson, National Guard Armory, 1964, produced as New York Salutes President Johnson, Madison Square Garden, 1964.
  • Coproducer, Music Is, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1976.
  • Also coproducer, The Sin of Pat Muldoon, New York City, 1957; director, Inaugural Gala for President Lyndon B. Johnson, Washington, DC, 1965; coproducer, The Pajama Game, New York City, 1973; producer, Rex, New York City, 1976;jazz ballets include Eight by Adler, 1984, and Chicago, 1987.
  • Credits; Television Work; Episodic
  • Producer, "Olympus 7-0000," Stage 67, ABC, 1966.
  • Credits; Other Television Work
  • Coproducer of Little Women and Gift of the Magi, both 1959.
  • Credits; Albums
  • Damn Yankees, RCA, 1955, Polygram, 1994.
  • The Pajama Game, Columbia, 1959.
  • (With the Utah Symphony Orchestra) Wilderness Suite, RCA Red Seal, 1983.
  • (With the Detroit Symphony Orchestra) Wilderness Suite, RCA Red Seal, 1983.
  • The Lady Remembers, the Statue of Liberty Suite, RCA Red Seal, 1986.
  • Also recorded Little Women and Gift of the Magi, both 1959.
  • Writings;For Stage
  • Composer, Music Is, St. James Theatre, 1976.
  • Composer and lyricist (with Jerry Ross), John Murray Anderson's Almanac,New York City, 1953; The Pajama Game, New York City, 1954, then London, 1955;and Damn Yankees, New York City, 1955, then London, 1957. Sole composer andlyricist, Kwamina, New York City, 1961; and A Mother's Kisses, New York City,1968.
  • Writings; For Films
  • Composer and lyricist (with Ross), The Pajama Game, Warner Bros., 1957.
  • Composer and lyricist (with Ross), Damn Yankees, Warner Bros., 1958.
  • Writings; For Television
  • Composer and lyricist, "Olympus 7-0000," Stage 67, ABC, 1966.
  • Composer and lyricist for Little Women and Gift of the Magi, both 1957. The jazz ballet Eight by Adler was broadcast in 1984.
  • Writings; Other Compositions
  • Memory of a Childhood, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit, MI, 1978.
  • Retrospectrum, Soviet Emigre Chamber Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 1979.
  • Yellowstone Overture, American Philharmonic Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, 1980.
  • Wilderness Suite, Symphony Hall, Salt Lake City, UT, 1983.
  • The Lady Remembers, the Statue of Liberty Suite, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1985.
  • Other compositions include Yellowstone (a brass quartet), 1981.
  • Writings; Books
  • You Gotta Have Heart (autobiography), Donald I. Fine (New York City), 1990.

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