The Washington Post has an exclusive video of Freaky Friday’s Heidi Blickenstaff singing “After All of This and Everything” onstage – click the link below to read the full article and watch the video on WashingtonPost.com.
Several months before Mary Rodgers’s death in mid-2014, Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, who were busy turning her 1972 young-adult comic novel, “Freaky Friday,” into a musical, had the opportunity to play the first few songs for her in her Manhattan apartment.
It was cause for no small amount of anxiety for Yorkey and Kitt. Although they had won the Pulitzer Prize for an earlier musical, “Next to Normal,” in 2010, and had numerous other Broadway credits, they were not counting on receiving accolades from the tough-minded Rodgers. Hers was an intimidating pedigree: The daughter of composer Richard Rodgers — half of the revered team of Rodgers and Hammerstein — she was a respected Broadway songwriter herself, most notably as composer of the Golden Age musical comedy, “Once Upon a Mattress.”
Read the full article and watch the exclusive video clip of Heidi Blickenstaff singing “After All of This and Everything” on WashingtonPost.com.