Memorial for Damn Yankees Composer Richard Adler Set for June 27

News   Memorial for Damn Yankees Composer Richard Adler Set for June 27
 
A memorial to honor the life and career of Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist Richard Adler, who died June 21 at age 90, will be held June 27.

The 4 PM memorial will take place at St. Bartholomew’s Church, located at 325 Park Avenue in New York City.

The service will be an ecumenical service led by Rabbi Robert Summers; Rev. Lynn Sanders, Associate Rector at St. Bart’s; and Rev. F.M “Buddy” Stallings, Priest in Charge at St. Bart’s.

Mr. Adler’s children will speak, and Paul Katz and Colleen Fitzpatrick will offer a musical tribute.

The memorial is open to the public.

With writing partner Jerry Ross, Mr. Adler wrote the music and lyrics to back-to-back Best Musical Tony winners The Pajama Game (in 1955) and Damn Yankees (in 1956). He is survived by his wife; his children, Andrew Adler, Katherine Adler and Charles Shipman; and three grandchildren, Damien and Scarlett Adler and Lola Jane Shipman.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Park Trust, 401 East Jefferson Street, Suite 109, Rockville, MD, 20850.

To read Playbill.com's obituary about Mr. Adler, click here.

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