Henshall, Dench and More Salute Richard Rodgers on Upcoming DVD
An all-star salute to late composer Richard Rodgers will be available on DVD in November.
"Richard Rodgers: An Enchanted Evening," which was filmed in May 2002 at London's Theatre Royal, Haymarket, features stage stars Judi Dench, Ruthie Henshall, Maureen Lipman, Lesley Garrett and Kim Criswell. Directed by Simon Callow, the 80-minute recording includes such Rodgers classics as "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," performed by Dench, and "My Funny Valentine," sung by Henshall, as well as "Some Enchanted Evening," "Johnny One-Note," "Getting to Know You," "I Have Confidence, " "To Keep My Love Alive," "If I Loved You," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "Oklahoma!" and more.
During his lifetime, Richard Rodgers penned over 900 songs. His partnerships with Lorenz Hart and later with Oscar Hammerstein II produced some of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. His works with Hart included On Your Toes, Babes in Arms, I Married an Angel, The Boys from Syracuse, Pal Joey and By Jupiter, and the Rodgers-Hammerstein collaboration spawned Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Flower Drum Song and The Sound of Music.
Amazon.com is currently accepting pre-orders for the Image Entertainment DVD, which will be available beginning Nov. 18.