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News PHOTO CALL: Mary Rodgers Honored Composer Mary Rodgers was honored during Music-Theatre Group's annual gala Oct. 23 at the Manhattan Penthouse.

The evening featured songs from the revue Hey Love: The Songs of Mary Rodgers. Tony Award winners Donna Murphy and Faith Prince performed, as well as Jim Walton and Mark Waldrop. Musical director Patrick Brady was featured at the piano. Mary Rodgers is the composer of the Broadway musicals Once Upon a Mattress and Hot Spot and also contributed songs to From A to Z, Working and The Madwoman of Central Park West. She is also the author of the book "Freaky Friday" and the screenwriter of the Disney film of the same name.

At left (from top): Donna Murphy and Faith Prince; Rebecca Luker and husband Danny Burstein; Barbara Barrie and Andre Bishop; Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael John LaChiusa; composer Sheldon Harnick and wife Margery.

Below: Robert Hurwitz of Nonesuch Records, the woman of the evening - Mary Rodgers, Ted Chapin and Music-Theatre Group president Diana Wondisford.

photos by Aubrey Reuben

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