Knopf, 2001]), and there are several other related studies, especially on Rodgers's collaboration with Oscar Hammerstein II
All of the plays considered in Making Americans were created by Jewish composers and lyricists, men and some women, too, who helped to define the genre of this quintessentially American musical form: Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein II
, Irving Berlin, Eddie Cantor, George and Ira Gershwin, and Dorothy and Herbert Fields.
He found Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II
at key points in his career, and with the two lyricists he ruled Broadway from the 1920s through the 1950s, fashioning songs that, on the basis of performances and record sales, are even today, Kanfer reports, the world's most popular.
Her adventures in Siam inspired a popular book by Margaret Landon, Anna and the King of Siam (1944), on which was based the musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
, The King and I, as well as two motion pictures and a television series.
Show Boat, a musical by Oscar Hammerstein II
and Jerome Kern, adapted from Edna Ferber's 1926 novel of the same name, opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City and became an enormous success.
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
At first he didn't want to do the show ('I've never even known a Puerto Rican,' he said) but his friend Oscar Hammerstein II
persuaded him to do so.
OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
OPENED "Getting to Know You" from The King and I with a timeless adage about education: "It's a very ancient saying, but a true and honest thought, that if you become a teacher, by your pupils you'll be taught.
As a young man I was mentored by Oscar Hammerstein II
, and went on to write the lyrics for many musicals, including West Side Story, Merrily We Roll Along and Into the Woods.
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