Oscar Hammerstein


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Hammerstein, Oscar

(hăm`ərstīn), 1846–1919, German-American operatic impresario. In 1888 he built the Harlem Opera House, and in 1906 the Manhattan Opera House, where he gave noteworthy productions. He brought many fine singers to the United States, and introduced Louise, Pelléas et Mélisande, and Elektra to the American public. In 1910 the Metropolitan Opera Company bought his interests. Upon the failure (1913) of an operatic venture in London, he returned to New York and built the Lexington Theater, where he produced varied entertainments.

Hammerstein, Oscar

(1846–1919) theatrical impresario; born in Stettin, Germany. Grandfather of Oscar Hammerstein II, he built several theaters, including the Manhattan Opera House in 1906, and brought many fine singers to the U.S.A.
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"But Oscar Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers and (original novelist) James Michener all insisted that the message was central to the plot," Purdum said.
Kern also had the benefit of superb lyricists: Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein, Leo Robin, Dorothy Fields, Ira Gershwin, and Johnny Mercer, who knew how to wed the words to his music.
Oscar Hammerstein purchased Highland Farm in 1940, and it was there that he and Richard Rodgers formed their creative partnership, according to Hammerstein biographer Hugh Fordin.
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Dena Hammerstein founded Only Make Believe in October 1999 in memory of her late husband James Hammerstein (son of Oscar Hammerstein II) and his passion for theater.
From his rough beginnings as the sun of a coal miner who committed suicide when Keel was a young boy, to his first "big break" courtesy of Oscar Hammerstein II when he was cast in the role of Billy Bigelow in the Broadway production of Carousel, to his American film debut and unsteady personal life, affairs with Hollywood's leading ladies, and three marriages.
Rather than sing something inspirational, the Tartan Army prefer to warble about themselves in silly songs and mindless chants, when they aren't trilling Oscar Hammerstein's wee ditty for weans...
I like it for a lot of reasons--the unembarrassed Eastern sonorities in Richard Rodgers' music, the sly humor of Oscar Hammerstein's narration, the adroit appropriation of Asian movement, and the wit of Robbins' cross-cultural translation of an all-American subject.
Pero, ?alguien se acuerda de su autor, Oscar Hammerstein II?
Songs from the '20s, '30s and '40s represent collaboration with lyricists Oscar Hammerstein II, Ira Gershwin and others.
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Flower Drum Song * Book by David Henry Hwang * Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein * Directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom * Starring Lea Salonga and Allen Liu * Virginia Theatre, New York City (open run)