Founded by the legendary team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
and headquartered in New York City, Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company owns the rights to the world's most popular stage and film musicals, including OKLAHOMA
Now, Will Hammerstein wants to transform the property into the Oscar Hammerstein II
Music & Theatre Education Center.
with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
, was based on the Lynn L Riggs play Green Grow the Lilacs and was the first musical written by the duo.
Carousel, which was voted Time magazine's best musical of the 20th century, was the second to be written by Richard Rogers (book and lyrics) and Oscar Hammerstein II
(music) following their 1943 smash hit Oklahoma
As a young man I studied lyric-writing under Oscar Hammerstein II
, and went on to write the lyrics for musicals, including West Side Story, Merrily We Roll Along and Into the Woods.
Based on two stories from James A Michener's book Tales of the South Pacific, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948, South Pacific was turned into a musical by the dynamic duo of the time, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
The other play is "South Pacific," which opened after World War II and is a product of Rodgers' later, more serious-minded collaboration with Oscar Hammerstein II
THE only Oscar to win an Oscar is Oscar Hammerstein II
, who won Best Song in both 1941 and 1945.
Thus, the accompaniment to "Over the Hill to the Poor House" is said to adumbrate "that used in musical theatre 'hymns' such as Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'You'll Never Walk Alone' " (from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
, Carousel , p.
Friday sees the centenary of the birth of Richard Rodgers, composer of many of the greatest scores which have ever graced the musical stage, and collaborator with two of its greatest librettists, Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II
The only Oscar to win an Oscar was Oscar Hammerstein II
for Best Song (1941 and 1945).
A Great Performances favorite, Andrews has appeared many times on the series, including her one-woman concert in 1990, a biographical profile on the occasion of her return to Broadway in Victor/Victoria in 1995, two My Favorite Broadway specials, concert tributes to Alan Jay Lerner and Oscar Hammerstein II
, and the encore broadcast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella in 2004.