Playwright David Rogers (b.1927) died on June 5. Rogers wrote a play based on Aldous Huxler’s Brave New World and musicals based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. His musical, Charlie and Algernon, based on Daniel Keyes’s Flowers for Algernon, which ran for two weeks on Broadway and garnered a Tony nomination for Best Score.
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