| 1960: Oscar Hammerstein II
(below), American lyricist, died.
1960: Oscar Hammerstein II
, American lyricist, died.
DEATHS 1960 OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
, Celebrated American lyricist.
The concert features ballroom favorites by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II
, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin and many other jazz standards.
Yee-haw pardner!" Oklahoma!, the first musical written by the iconic team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II
, is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs.
Lee's debut novel attracted the attention of screenwriter Joseph Fields and composers Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
. Their musical adaptation, originally directed by Gene Kelly, ran on Broadway from 1958-60 and was revived in 2002, with a book by "M.
Which American composer is famous for his writing partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rogers, books & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
When The New York Times announced that Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
were adapting Ferenc Molnar's play Liliom, they were said to be working on an opera, not another musical like their 1943 hit Oklahoma!
Sadly, Oscar Hammerstein II
never got to witness the success of the film version, dying from cancer just nine months after the shows Broadway premiere in 1959.
It all began with the story of the Trapp Family Singers and Baroness Maria von Trapp's 1949 autobiography, which inspired Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse to create a Broadway musical in 1959.
The show features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.