Happy Birthday Rodgers & Hammerstein

Happy Birthday Rodgers & Hammerstein

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The musical theatre writing partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein has been called the greatest of the 20th century. Rodgers was born on June 28, 1902 and Hammerstein on July 12, 1895. Join host Robert Hammond for a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical celebration.

Generally referred to as Rodgers and Hammerstein, they created a string of popular Broadway musicals in the 1940s and 1950s, initiating what is considered the "golden age" of musical theatre. With Rodgers composing the music and Hammerstein writing the lyrics, five of their Broadway shows, Oklahoma! CarouselSouth Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music, were outstanding successes, as was the television broadcast of Cinderella. Among the many accolades, their shows (and film versions) garnered thirty-four Tony Awards, fifteen Academy Academy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and two Grammy Awards.

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