Trude Rittman (Arranger) | Playbill

Trude Rittman

Arranger

Born Gertrud Rittmann in Mannheim, Germany, in 1908, Trude Rittmann immigrated to the United States in 1937, where she was engaged by Lincoln Kirstein as concert accompanist and pianist for George Balanchine's American Ballet Caravan, the precursor to New York City Ballet. During her years as musical director for the troupe, she worked closely with composers such as Aaron Copland, Elliott Carter, Virgil Thomson, Leonard Bernstein and Marc Blitzstein.

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  • Also Known As: Trude Rittmann, Trudi Rittman
  • Born: 1907 in Mannheim, GERMANY
  • Death: Feb 21, 2005 in Lexington, MA, USA

Roles (46)

My Fair Lady Playbill - Opening Night My Fair Lady
Opened April 19, 2018
  • Dance Arrangements
My Fair Lady Playbill - Opening Night
Carousel Playbill - Opening Night Carousel
Opened April 12, 2018
  • Original Dance Arrangements
The King and I Playbill - Opening Night The King and I
Opened April 16, 2015
  • Dance & Incidental Music Arranged by
The King and I Playbill - Opening Night
Finian's Rainbow Playbill - Opening Night Finian's Rainbow
Opened October 29, 2009
  • Original Dance Music Arrangements
South Pacific Playbill - Opening Night South Pacific
Opened April 03, 2008
  • Dance and Incidental Music Arrangements
South Pacific Playbill - Opening Night
Sound of Music Playbill - Opening Night The Sound of Music
Opened March 12, 1998
  • Original Dance Arrangements
  • Original Choral arrangements
Sound of Music Playbill - Opening Night
Jerome Robbins Broadway Playbill - Opening Night Jerome Robbins' Broadway
Opened February 26, 1989
  • Dance Arrangements ("The King and I")
The American Dance Machine Playbill - June 1978 The American Dance Machine
Opened June 14, 1978
  • Dance Arrangements
My Fair Lady Playbill - April 1976 My Fair Lady
Opened March 25, 1976
  • Dance Arrangements
A Musical Jubilee Playbill - Nov 1975 A Musical Jubilee
Opened November 13, 1975
  • Dance Arrangements and musical continuity
Gigi Playbill - Nov 1973 Gigi
Opened November 13, 1973
  • Dance Arrangements
Ambassador Playbill - Nov 1972 Ambassador
Opened November 19, 1972
  • Dance Arrangements
Two By Two Playbill - Nov 1970 Two by Two
Opened November 10, 1970
  • Dance Arrangements
  • Vocal Arrangements
Come Summer Playbill - March 1969 Come Summer
Opened March 18, 1969
  • Vocal Arrangements
Maggie Flynn Playbill - Opening Night, Oct 1968 Maggie Flynn
Opened October 23, 1968
  • Dance Arrangements
Darling of the Day Playbill - Jan 1968 Darling of the Day
Opened January 27, 1968
  • Dance Arrangements
On A Clear Day You Can See Forever Playbill - Opening Night, Oct 1965 On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
Opened October 17, 1965
  • Music continuity and vocals
Jennie Playbill - Oct 1963 Jennie
Opened October 17, 1963
  • Dance Arrangements
  • Vocal Arrangements
Hot Spot Playbill - May 1963 Hot Spot
Opened April 19, 1963
  • Dance Music and Vocal Arrangements
All American Playbill - Opening Night, Mar 1962 All American
Opened March 19, 1962
  • Musical Continuity
Camelot Playbill - March 1961 Camelot
Opened December 03, 1960
  • Dance and Choral Arrangements
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 Christine
Opened April 28, 1960
  • Dance Arrangements
  • Vocal Arrangements
The Sound of Music Playbill - Dec 1959 The Sound of Music
Opened November 16, 1959
  • Choral Arrangements
My Fair Lady Playbill - June 1956 My Fair Lady
Opened March 15, 1956
  • Dance Arrangements
Fanny Playbill - Sept 1956 Fanny
Opened November 04, 1954
  • Musical Continuity
Peter Pan Playbill - Oct 1954 Peter Pan
Opened October 20, 1954
  • Incidental Music
The Girl in Pink Tights Playbill - March 1954 The Girl in Pink Tights
Opened March 05, 1954
  • Ballet Music Arrangements
The Climate of Eden Playbill - Nov 1952 The Climate of Eden
Opened November 13, 1952
  • Incidental Music
Wish You Were Here Playbill - Aug 1953 Wish You Were Here
Opened June 25, 1952
  • Musical Continuity
Paint Your Wagon Playbill - April 1952 Paint Your Wagon
Opened November 12, 1951
  • Dance Arrangements
The King and I Playbill - March 1951 The King and I
Opened March 29, 1951
  • Ballet Arrangements
Out of this World Playbill - Dec 1950 Out of This World
Opened December 21, 1950
  • Incidental Music
Peter Pan Playbill - May 1950 Peter Pan
Opened April 24, 1950
  • Musical Coordinator
  • Music Arrangements
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Playbill - Dec 1949 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Opened December 08, 1949
  • Dance Arrangements
Miss Liberty Playbill - Oct 1949 Miss Liberty
Opened July 15, 1949
  • "Train" Dance Arrangement
South Pacific Playbill - April 1949 South Pacific
Opened April 07, 1949
  • Assistant to Mr. Rodgers
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 Look, Ma, I'm Dancin'!
Opened January 29, 1948
  • Ballet arrangements
Brigadoon Playbill - Sep 1947 Brigadoon
Opened March 13, 1947
  • Musical Assistant to Miss de Mille
Finian's Rainbow Playbill - April 1947 Finian's Rainbow
Opened January 10, 1947
  • Dance Arrangements
Billion Dollar Baby Playbill - Dec 1945 Billion Dollar Baby
Opened December 21, 1945
  • Rehearsal Pianist
Carousel Playbill - Nov 1946 Carousel
Opened April 19, 1945
  • Dance Arrangements
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