Oscar Hammerstein News

Date Of Birth:
May 08, 1847
Date Of Death:
August 01, 1919 (72)
Birth Place:
Sceczin
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Alec Baldwin, David Henry Hwang and More Covered at the 92Y in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

92Y celebrates all things Theater -- plays, musicals (including theater's sister, movie musicals), songwriters, actors, playwrights -- even Broadway ghosts! (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING to Celebrate Cast Recording at Barnes & Noble Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

DRG Records will kick off the release of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging! (2014 Un-Original Cast Album), produced by Grammy Award winner Hugh Fordin, on Tuesday, July 22nd at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86 Street). There will be an in-store appearance and performance at 5pm. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Oscar Hammerstein's Heartfelt Vintage TV Interview
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 17, 2014

Today we are looking at a phenomenal and fascinating interview clip recorded way back in 1958 featuring one of the major shapers of the modern musical, Oscar Hammerstein. (more...)

Analisa Leaming, Tom Galantich & More to Lead THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Starlight Theatre, 7/25-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The hills of Kansas City will soon come alive with The Sound of Music, and talented performers from Broadway and Kansas City stages will lead the way to Starlight Theatre. (more...)

Review Roundup: Off-Broadway's ATOMIC
by Review Roundups - Jul 14, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 2nd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 02, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's the TOP TEN HOT TOPIX for the first half of 2014! Did your favorites make the list? (more...)

Meet the King! Learn All About THE KING AND I's Ken Watanabe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

As BroadwayWorld just reported, Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Kelli O'Hara will play Anna Leonowens, and Ken Watanabe will play the King of Siam, in its new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. The production, to be directed by Bartlett Sher, will begin performances Thursday, March 12, 2015, and open on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Broadway audiences are already very familiar with the five-time Tony nominee O'Hara, but Watanabe will make his American stage debut in the production. His Japanese theatre credits include Dialogue with Horowitz, Hamlet, Shitayamannen-cho monogatari, The Lion in Winter and The Royal Hunt of the Sun. (more...)

Breaking News: Ken Watanabe to Star Opposite Kelli O'Hara in Bartlett Sher's 2015 Broadway Revival of THE KING AND I!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Kelli O'Hara will play Anna Leonowens, and Ken Watanabe will play the King of Siam, in its new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. The production, to be directed by Bartlett Sher, will begin performances Thursday, March 12, 2015, and open on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING! Cast Album Gets 7/22 Release
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

DRG Records announces the release of Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING! (2014 Un-Original Cast Album) which is produced by Grammy Award winner Hugh Fordin, and available in stores and online July 22nd. To kick-off the CD release, Barnes & Noble (150 East 86 Street) will host an in-store appearance and performance from 4pm - 6pm. This CD marks Forbidden Broadway's 12th cast recording with DRG Records. Featured on the album are cast members Carter Calvert, Scott Richard Foster, Mia Gentile and Marcus Stevens, with David Caldwell on piano. (more...)

Nancy Opel Joins Cast of Broadway's CINDERELLA as 'Madame' Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA today welcomes Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel to the cast. Opel will play Cinderella's wicked Stepmother, Madame on Broadway, following Fran Drescher's 5-month limited engagement, which concluded yesterday, June 29. (more...)

The Hills Are Alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC in München
by Iris Moebius - Jun 26, 2014

„Eine Familienstory voll großer Gefuhle, Melodramatik, romantische Stimmung, sogar eine genau dosierte Prise bittere Zeitgeschichte, das Ganze vorbildlich entkitscht - was braucht es mehr?" Der Erfolg halt an, nicht zuletzt aufgrund der brillanten Verkorperung Georg von Trapps durch Musical-Star Uwe Kroger. In Salzburg regelmaßig ausverkauft, kommt „The Sound of Music" mit Originaldarstellern und -kulissen nun nach Munchen. Das Ensemble trifft im Prinzregententheater auf das Orchester des Staatstheaters am Gartnerplatz und Mitglieder der Bayerischen Theaterakademie August Everding und durfte auch hier die Herzen der Zuschauer im Sturm erobern. (more...)

BWW Reviews: New York's Cabaret Stars Shine Brightly in Emotional MARGARET WHITING Tribute Show at Carnegie Hall
by Stephen Hanks - Jun 25, 2014

When Margaret Whiting died on January 10, 2011, the news was like a dagger into the heart of the New York cabaret community. Whiting was a beloved singer for almost seven decades, who seemingly delivered every American popular song ever written, conquered almost every musical art form--from Big Band to Country to Musicals to Cabaret, from radio to the recording studio. On top of all that, Whiting worked with and mentored many New York cabaret musical directors and performers, including the late Mary Cleere Haran and K.T. Sullivan, who along with Whiting's daughter Deborah, hosted a 90th birthday Whiting tribute show on Monday night at Carnegie Hall's elegant Weill Recital Hall. Presented by The Mabel Mercer Foundation, for which Sullivan is Artistic Director, It Might As Well Be Spring! A Celebration in Song of the Life of Margaret Whiting was an almost three-hour concert featuring two All-Star teams worth of cabaret stars spanning a few generations. (more...)

THE KING AND I Revival Still Seeking a Leading Lady?
by Louisa Brady - Jun 20, 2014

Though it had previously seemed inevitable that O'Hara would appear as Anna next spring on Broadway, it is impossible to know for certain yet. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright Nilo Cruz's SOTTO VOCE Added to Asolo Rep's 14-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Asolo Rep's 2014-2015 season Historic Asolo Theater production will be Pulitzer and Greenfield Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz's lyrical new play, Sotto Voce. This exquisitely observed metaphysical romance will be co-directed by Asolo Rep's Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards and playwright Nilo Cruz, who crafted the Spanish translation for Hamlet, Prince of Cuba at Asolo Rep in 2012. Sotto Voce, which had its world premiere at the Theater for the New City in February 2014, opens Thursday, April 2, 2015 in the Historic Asolo Theater and runs through Sunday, April 26, with previews on Tuesday, March 31 andWednesday, April 1. The title of this celebrated new work is an Italian musical term that means to speak in a soft manner with purpose. (more...)

Olney Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Olney Theatre Center, Maryland's destination for professional theater performance and education, proudly announced its 2015 Season at the opening of its current hit show, Avenue Q, on Saturday, June 16. One of Maryland's two state theaters, Olney Theatre Center continues its commitment to producing great American classics, new works, as well as family-friendly shows in its 77thyea (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Théâtre du Châtelet's THE KING AND I
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014 marked the opening night for the French premiere of the THEÂTRE DU CHÂTELET'S new production of THE KING AND I starring SUSAN GRAHAM and LAMBERT WILSON, with Music by RICHARD RODGERS and Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. THE KING AND I runs through Sunday, June 29, 2014. Check out a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Théâtre du Châtelet's THE KING AND I
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2014

FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014 marked the opening night for the French premiere of the THEÂTRE DU CHÂTELET'S new production of THE KING AND I starring SUSAN GRAHAM and LAMBERT WILSON, with Music by RICHARD RODGERS and Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. THE KING AND I runs through Sunday, June 29, 2014. Check out highlights of the production below! (more...)

BWW Review: There is Nothin' Like SOUTH PACIFIC
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 15, 2014

They don't make 'em like this anymore, so book your passage to Reagle Music Theatre in Waltham for an enchanted evening at SOUTH PACIFIC. Director David Hugo returns and sets the bar high with topnotch performances from Katie Clark, Peter S. Adams, and an ensemble of enlisted men and women who know their way around the terrific Rodgers and Hammerstein score. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: KAREN OBERLIN and SEAN HARKNESS Concoct Romantic Musical Chemistry at the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Hanks - Jun 14, 2014

Cabaret performers thinking about launching duo shows could certainly take a lesson in chemistry from watching and listening to singer Karen Oberlin and guitarist Sean Harkness in their current show, A Wish, which is based on their superb recently released CD of the same title, launched with two shows at Kitano on February 1 (to celebrate the CD release), and has taken up a once a month residency until late August at the Metropolitan Room (the next show is on June 25 at 9:30 pm). While theirs is not a romantic off-stage chemistry (both are happily quite happily married, thank you), on stage and in the recording studio Oberlin and Harkness have concocted a delicious musical interaction that conjures up romance to the nth degree. (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre Takes a Trip to the SOUTH PACIFIC, 7/24-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the epic Broadway Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II musical, SOUTH PACIFIC. Winner of 10 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this ground-breaking musical based on James A. Michener's 1927 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Tales of the South Pacific, features such iconic hits as Some Enchanted Evening, Younger Than Springtime, There Is Nothing Like a Dame, Bali Ha'i, and I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair. SOUTH PACIFIC will be directed by Milissa Carey, with musical direction by Mark Hanson and choreography by Michael Ryken and plays July 24 through August 10 in the Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Rd., Los Altos Hills. The public may purchase tickets ($10 - $28) online at www.FoothillMusicals.com or by calling (650) 949-7360. (more...)

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