Lyricist-Actor David Rogers Tells Showbiz Tales in Naked on Broadway, in Philly, March 16-April 4

News   Lyricist-Actor David Rogers Tells Showbiz Tales in Naked on Broadway, in Philly, March 16-April 4 The Tony Award-nominated lyricist, David Rogers, who is also an actor, shares anecdotes from his life in showbiz in Naked on Broadway: A Lifetime with David Rogers, starting March 16 at Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3, in Philadelphia.

From writing special material for such legends as Tallulah Bankhead to penning lyrics to the music by Alan Menken, Charles Strouse and John Kander, Rogers has had a varied career. Opening of Naked on Broadway is March 18 and performances continue to April 4.

Rogers earned his Tony nom for Best Score for penning lyrics to Charles Strouse's music on Charlie and Algernon in 1980-81.

"Set in an intimate nightclub of yesteryear, David Rogers entertains the audience with anecdotes and songs (lyrics by himself)," according to the announcement. "He recounts his days as a struggling performer and writer, and shares hilarious tales of creating a Broadway musical. This lively entertainment features delightful songs with music by John Kander, Charles Strouse and Alan Menken, among others. Then there are David's sparkling stories on the actors, comedians and performers with whom he has worked – which are worth the price of admission alone."

The creative consultants for Naked on Broadway are actor-director-writer Frank Ferrante, who recently directed Walnut's production of Biloxi Blues, and actress Amanda Rogers, David's daughter. Collaborating with them are musical director Eric Ebbenga, set designer Robert Kramer and lighting designer Shelley Hicklin.

For tickets and information, call (215) 574-3550 or visit www.wstonline.org.