Bayou City Concert Musicals presents "My Romance: The Rodgers & Hart Songbook"
Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart wrote their first songs together in 1919 when they were still students at Columbia University and continued their partnership until Hart's death in 1943. They were a bit of a musical odd couple: Rodgers came from a prominent New York family while Hart was the son of a rough and tumble con man. But the songs they wrote together for Broadway and the movies are some of the most enduring entries in the Great American Songbook.
Bayou City Concert Musicals' cabaret evening will feature such Rodgers & Hart classics as "It Never Entered My Mind," "Johnny One Note," "Where or When," "There's a Small Hotel," as well as several songs from what may be Rodgers and Hart's crowning achievement, the 1940 Broadway musical, Pal Joey.
BCCM artistic director Paul Hope will round out the evening with commentary about the lives and careers of this ground-breaking musical team.