THE SCREENING ROOM: Remembering the Music of Richard Adler (Video)
By Playbill Staff
Broadway songwriter Richard Adler, who delivered the hits "Hey There," "Steam Heat" and "Whatever Lola Wants" to Broadway – and the American Songbook – died June 21 at the age of 90.
Adler and his Pajama Game and Damn Yankees writing partner Jerry Ross were writing Broadway musicals at a time when Broadway songs regularly crossed over to radio and the catalogue of American standards.
Playbill has collected some favorite renditions of Adler and Ross' tunes.
Rosemary Clooney: "Hey There."
Kay Penton: "A New Town Is a Blue Town."
Patti Page: "Steam Heat."
Eartha Kitt: "Whatever Lola Wants."
Even the Muppets get in on "Two Lost Souls."
A double bill of "Two Lost Souls." First with Jaye P. Morgan and Perry Como, followed by Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme.
From the film of Pajama Game: "Steam Heat."
Gwen Verdon's "A Little Brains, A Little Talent."
A look at the 1967 television production of Damn Yankees with Fran Allison, Jerry Lanning and Ray Middleton.
Jane Morgan: "Heart."
Liza Minnelli and Tracy Everitt perform "Steam Heat" on the "Judy Garland Show Christmas Special."
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