Poor Little Ritz Girl, featuring music by Richard Rodgers and Sigmund Romberg and lyrics by Herbert Fields, Alex Gerber, and Lorenz Hart, opened at the Central Theatre July 28, 1920. The production marked the Broadway debut collaboration for Rodgers & Hart, ushering in a prolific two-decade partnership. Known for their musical comedies, Rodgers & Hart brought classics such as Pal Joey, Babes in Arms and more to Broadway, working with luminaries including Gene Kelly, Vivienne Segal and Ray Bolger.
In celebration of the anniversary of Rodgers & Hart’s partnership, Playbill revisits highlights of the duo’s collaborations for the stage.
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