Broadway Close-Up: Oscar Hammerstein

Sean Hartley – Kaufman Music Center

This celebration of one of the most influential figures in the history of musical theater includes songs from Carousel, South Pacific, Oklahoma! and The Sound of Music, sung by Professor Hartley and Broadway star Clifton Duncan. The story of Oscar Hammerstein’s incredible 40-year career parallels the evolution of the American musical from comedies with loosely-related songs to more cohesive plays. Hear the stories behind the musicals, from his early operettas to his wildly successful collaborations with Richard Rodgers and Jerome Kern.