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Azudi Onyejekwe Joins SINCERELY, OSCAR At Theatre Row

Azudi Onyejekwe (The Great Comet, Violet) will join Doreen Taylor (Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera; Candide; Billboard Top 100 Recording Artist) in Sincerely, Oscar, a new musical celebrating Broadway's greatest lyricist, Oscar Hammerstein, with book by Ms. Taylor and directed by Dugg McDonough (artistic director, LSU Opera; four seasons as staff stage director for the New York City Opera). Sincerely, Oscar will play Theatre Row - Acorn Theatre (410 W. 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) in a limited engagement, beginning March 27 with opening night set for April 4. Sincerely, Oscar is produced by David Pedemonti.

Sincerely, Oscar is a new musical highlighting Oscar Hammerstein's journey to become Broadway's greatest lyricist. The musical explores Oscar's life in his words while showcasing over 30 of his greatest songs from shows like The Sound of Music, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, Allegro and more. Working closely with Oscar Hammerstein's grandson Will, the musical incorporates personal correspondence, unpublished lyrics, interviews and rare memoirs to give insight into Hammerstein's legacy. Sincerely, Oscar utilizes state-of-the-art 3D holographic technology called IceMagic, with its imagery often referred to as a hologram. The visual effect is created through a specialized projection system and it is the first time this holographic technology will be implemented on the Off Broadway stage.

Sincerely, Oscar features scenic design by Jason Simms (Witness for the Prosecution; Hamlet), lighting design by David Pedemonti (signage and structures on The Lyric Theatre for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), costume design by Dawna Oak (Disney on Ice; Ringling Brothers), sound design by Robert Balan ("Made In Chinatown"), and projection design by Brittany Merenda (Shrek The Musical). Lou Lanza (Opening Doors: A Jazz Tribute to the Doors, Corner Pocket) is the musical director and arranger and Joshua Godoy (Black Days; Golden State Pops Orchestra) did the string arrangements. Sincerely, Oscar is general managed by Brierpatch Productions. Additional Casting is by Pat McCorkle, CSA & Katja Zarolinski, CSA, McCorkle Casting Ltd. "Oscar Hammerstein was more than just a lyricist...his words provided hope and joy to generations," said director Dugg McDonough. "We look forward to sharing the stories behind the lyrics."

Sincerely, Oscar plays Theatre Row - Acorn Theatre (410 W. 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Performances are Wednesday at 2PM and 7PM, Thursday at 2:00PM and 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2:00PM and 8PM, and Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are $89.00 (with premium and platinum seating available). Call Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200. For more information, please visit www.SincerelyOscar.com


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