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Something Wonderful: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution


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They stand at the apex of the great age of songwriting, the creators of the classic Broadway musicals Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music, whose songs have never lost their popularity or emotional power. Though different in personality and often emotionally distant from each other, Rodgers and Hammerstein presented an unbroken front to the world and forged much more than a songwriting team; they were cultural powerhouses whose work came to define postwar America on stage, screen, television, and radio. Something Wonderful, Todd S. Purdum’s portrait of these two men, will captivate lovers of musical theatre, lovers of the classic American songbook, and lovers in general. Join Purdum and other special guests for a revelatory evening of memories and insights, illustrated by rarely seen artifacts from the Library’s theatre archives.

The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed information. All programs are subject to last minute change or cancellation.