Rodgers & Hammerstein News RSS feed Rodgers & Hammerstein News RSS feed en UK premiere of Broadway hit Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA in concert at London's Cadogan Hall on 20 October 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1291 UK premiere of Broadway hit Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA in concert at London's Cadogan Hall to starChristine Allado, Jac Yarrow, Cedric Neal and Dianne Pilkington, for one performance only on 20 October. The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization Remembers Hal Prince 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1290 Harold S. Prince, the musical theater producer and director, passed away July 31st in Reykjavik, Iceland. <br /> FIRST DATE - Now Available for Amateur Licensing! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1289 R&H Theatricals is proud to announce that<a href="">Alan Zachary</a>, <a href="">Michael Weiner</a> and <a href="">Austin Winsberg's</a>musical <a href="">FIRST DATE</a>is now available for amateur licensing in the UK and Eire! R&H GOES POP! Continues with "The Sweetest Sounds" Performed by Kyle Selig! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1288 The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization is proud to announce the release of their fifth music video for the “<a href="">R&H Goes Pop!</a>” video series! OKLAHOMA! Receives Eight 2019 Tony Award Nominations! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1287 Congratulations to<em><strong><a href="">Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA!</a></strong></em>on their 8Tony Awardsnominations, including Best Revival of a Musical! OKLAHOMA! Receives Twelve 2019 Drama Desk Award Nominations! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1286 Congratulations<em>Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!</em>on receiving twelve 2019 Drama Desk AwardNominations! OKLAHOMA! Receives Six 2019 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1284 Congratulations <em>Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!</em> on receiving six 2019 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations! R&H GOES POP! Continues with "Younger Than Springtime" Performed by Derek Klena! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1285 Broadway starDerek Klena putsa modern twist on theRodgers & Hammersteinclassic song “Younger Than Springtime" from <a href="">SOUTH PACIFIC</a>for R&H GOES POP! Congratulations to OKLAHOMA! on Broadway - Drama League Award Nominated Production! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1283 "Oh, what a beautiful mornin’! Oh, what a beautiful day!" Congratulations to the cast and creative team of <a href="">Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!</a> on Broadway on theirDrama League Award Nominations! Skydance Television to Develop "Oklahoma!" Inspired TV Series 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1282 <p>Diversified media company Skydance announced a partnership with The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization and Concord to develop an original television series inspired by the 1943 hit Broadway musical, <a href="">Rodgers & Hammerstein’s <em>Oklahoma!</em></a>.</p> Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA! Opens on Broadway! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1281 The reimagined revival of <a href="">Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!</a>officially opened on Broadway on April 7th at the Circle in the Square Theatre! THE KING AND I West End - Olivier Award-Winning Production 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1280 "Something wonderful!" Congratulations toCatherine Zuber for winning the Olivier Awardfor Best Costume Design for THE KING AND I West End! Joanna Riding, Janie Dee and Hadley Fraser to star in Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL, A CONCERT 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1279 <strong>Joanna Riding</strong>, <strong>Janie Dee</strong> and <strong>Hadley Fraser</strong> to star in Rodgers & Hammerstein's <a href="">CAROUSEL, A CONCERT</a> at London's Cadogan Hall on 19th May 2019. Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS to open in the West End at the Dominion Theatre 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1278 Leicester Curve's production transfers to the West End's Dominion Theatre this winter, running 15th November 2019 - 4th January 2020, starring Danny Mac and Dan Burton. Jelani Alladin and Matt Doyle reimagine "We Kiss in a Shadow" from THE KING AND I for R&H GOES POP! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1277 Jelani Alladin and Matt Doyle reimagine “We Kiss in a Shadow” from <a href="">THE KING AND I</a> for R&H GOES POP! OKLAHOMA! announced for Chichester Festival Theatre 2019 Season 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1276 <strong>Rodgers and Hammerstein's</strong> OKLAHOMA! is to feature as part of Chichester Festival Theatre's 2019 Season this summer, starring<strong>Amara Okereke </strong>and<strong>Josie Lawrence</strong>, directed by <strong>Jeremy Sams.</strong> BE MORE CHILL Karaoke Contest 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1275 Enter now for a chance to perform live in the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway! The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization Presents "R&H Goes Pop!" 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1274 The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organizationannounced today it is presenting a new video series titled “R&H Goes Pop!” on the<a href="">Rodgers & Hammerstein YouTube channel</a>which can be seen<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="">here</a>.</span> Concord Music Announces the formation of CONCORD THEATRICALS, the worldwide leader in theatrical licensing! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1273 <p>Concord Music is pleased to announce the acquisition of Samuel French and the formation of<strong>Concord Theatricals</strong>. Concord Theatricals is composed of the professional and amateur theatrical licensing catalogs of<strong>R&H Theatricals,</strong><strong>Tams-Witmark</strong>,<strong>The Musical Company</strong>and the newly acquired, <strong>Samuel French</strong>.</p> <p></p><p></p><p></p> OKLAHOMA! Returns to Broadway in 2019! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1272 "Oh, what a beautiful mornin'! Oh, what a beautiful day!"<strong><em>Rodgers & Hammerstein'sOklahoma! </em></strong>returns to Broadway in 2019! THE SOUND OF MUSIC airs December 16th on ABC! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1271 Rodgers & Hammerstein’s cinematic treasure <strong>THE SOUND OF MUSIC</strong> airs as part of Disney|ABC’s special “25 Days of Christmas” programming event,SUNDAY, DEC. 16(7:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network! CAROUSEL Receives 2019 GRAMMY® Award Nomination for Best Musical Theater Album 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1270 <p>"Juneisbustin’ out all over!"<strong><a href="">Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL</a></strong>receives 2019 GRAMMY® Award Nomination for Best Musical Theater Album</p> Getting to Know... FOOTLOOSE Now Available! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1268 Getting to Know... FOOTLOOSE Now Available! We Mourn the Loss of Marin Mazzie 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1267 We Mourn the Loss of Marin Mazzie Casting announced for Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at Curve this festive season! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1266 Full casting has been announced for Leicester Curve's production of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, running 6th December 2018 - 13th January 2019! ONCE UPON A MATTRESS will open at The Playground Theatre this Christmas! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1264 ONCE UPON A MATTRESS will run at The Playground Theatre, London fromTuesday 18 December, 2018 to Saturday 19 January, 2019. Lin-Manuel Miranda's 21 CHUMP STREET to receive London production 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1263 <a title="Lin Manuel Miranda" href="">Lin-Manuel Miranda's</a> <a title="Chump Street" href="">21 CHUMP STREET</a>comes to The Courtyard Theatre, London for 3 nights from 14th-16th September 2018! THE KING AND I revival opens to rave reviews at the London Palladium 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1262 The reviews are in for the West End revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s <a href="" target="_blank">THE KING AND I</a>! CAROUSEL wins 5 Drama Desk Awards! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1261 Congratulations to the 2018 Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s<a href="">CAROUSEL</a>on their 5 Drama Desk Awards! CAROUSEL Revival Sets Cast Recording Release Date! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1260 The cast recording for Broadway’s new revival of<strong><a href="">Rodgers & Hammerstein'sCarousel</a></strong>will be released digitally on June 8th. A physical album from Craft Recordings (in partnership with The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization) will subsequently drop on July 13th. CAROUSEL Receives 11 TONY AWARD® NOMINATIONS! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1259 <p>Congratulations to the 2018 Broadway revival of<a href="">Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL</a>on their 11 Tony Award® nominations, including Best Revival of a Musical!</p> BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording to be Released on Vinyl! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1258 The cast recording for the<a href="">Joe Iconis</a>and <a href="">Joe Tracz</a> musical <a href="">BE MORE CHILL</a> will be released on vinyl from Ghostlight Records in July. The release will be timed with the cult musical's New York premiere, also kicking off in July at the Pershing Square Signature Center! CARRIE THE MUSICAL Comes to RIVERDALE Tonight on The CW! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1257 "It's gonna be a night we'll never forget!" <a href="">CARRIE THE MUSICAL</a> comes to RIVERDALE tonight at at 8/7c on The CW! OKLAHOMA! to open at Grange Park Opera this summer 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1255 In the 75th anniversary year of this classic show, Grange Park Opera presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA! accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra for just 8 performances between 7th June - 7th July 2018. Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL Opens on Broadway! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1256 <em><a href="">Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL</a></em>, starring Jessie Mueller, Joshua Henry, and Renée Fleming, Opens on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre! Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's BE MORE CHILL will open Off-Broadway this summer! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1254 Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz’s <a href="">BE MORE CHILL</a> will open Off-Broadway this summerat the Signature Theatre in New York City! John Bucchino's IT'S ONLY LIFE opens at The Union Theatre, London this summer 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1253 Casting announced for<a title="John Bucchino Bio" href="">John Bucchino's</a>musical revue<a title="It's Only Life Info" href="'s-Only-Life">IT'S ONLY LIFE</a>, which runs 13th June - 7th July at The Union Theatre, London. BOB MARLEY'S THREE LITTLE BIRDS and FREE TO BE... YOU AND ME join the R&H TYA Collection! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1252 R&H Theatricals is proud to announce that<strong>BOB MARLEY'S THREE LITTLE BIRDS</strong>and<strong>FREE TO BE... YOU AND ME</strong>havejoined the R&H TYA Collection! BE MORE CHILL - Now Available for Amateur Licensing! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1247 R&H Theatricals Europe is proud to announce that<a href="">Joe Iconis</a>and<a href="">Joe Tracz</a>’s musical <a href="">BE MORE CHILL</a>is now available for licensing! Lin-Manuel Miranda Celebrates 10th Anniversary of IN THE HEIGHTS! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1249 <p>“Lights up on Washington Heights!” Lin-Manuel Miranda reflects on 10th anniversary of<em>In the Heights </em>at BroadwayCon!</p> The CW's RIVERDALE Will Stage a CARRIE THE MUSICAL-Themed Episode! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1248 <p>The CW's high school drama RIVERDALEwill be staging a production of <a href="">CARRIE THE MUSICAL </a>this spring!</p> Happy 5th Birthday to R&H Theatricals Europe! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1246 To celebrate our 5th year in London, we are offering customers an exclusive discount! We Mourn the Loss of Heather Menzies-Urich 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1245 We at Rodgers & Hammerstein mourn the passing of Heather Menzies-Urich... Casting announced for TOP HAT at Upstairs at the Gatehouse 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1244 Full casting has been announced for Ovation's London Fringe production of TOP HAT, with Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin, running at Upstairs at the Gatehouse from 13th December 2017 to 28th January 2018 THE KING AND I will open at the London Palladium this summer! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1242 Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe will make their West End debuts in a transfer of Bartlett Sher's Tony-winning 2015 revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's<em><a href="">The King and I</a></em>. We Mourn The Loss Of Gemze de Lappe 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1243 We at Rodgers & Hammerstein mourn the passing of Gemze de Lappe... Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of OKLAHOMA! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1241 R&H Theatricals and the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) are joining forces in honor of the 75th anniversary of the celebrated musical <em>Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!</em>. CAROUSEL Returns to Broadway! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1240 The 2018 Broadway revival of <a href="">CAROUSEL</a><em> </em>will begin previews at the Imperial Theatreon February 28th and open on April 12th! We Mourn The Loss Of Barbara Cook 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1239 We at Rodgers & Hammerstein mourn the passing of Barbara Cook... Join us at the Music & Drama Education Expo in Manchester this October 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1238 <p>R&H Theatricals Europe are delighted to be exhibiting at Music & Drama Expo's first show in Manchester this October, forcolleagues in Northern England, Wales and Scotland.</p> BE MORE CHILL - Now Available for Licensing! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1236 R&H Theatricals is proud to announce that<a href="">Joe Iconis</a>and <a href="">Joe Tracz</a>’s musical <strong><em><a href="">Be More Chill</a></em></strong> is now available for licensing for theatrical productions! Enter the BE MORE CHILL"Michael in the Bathroom" Contest! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1237 To celebrate <em><strong><a href="">BE MORE CHILL</a></strong></em>, Rodgers & Hammerstein is launching a special <a href="">“</a><strong><a href="">Michael in the Bathroom”</a> </strong>contest which will award a complimentary theatrical license of <strong><em>BE MORE CHILL</em></strong><em> </em>for a school production! Cast revealed for John Wilson Orchestra performances of OKLAHOMA! at the BBC Proms 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1235 <p>A star studded cast has today been revealed for the <strong>BBC Proms</strong> performances of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s <strong>OKLAHOMA!</strong> on Friday 11 August. </p> Copies of R&H Theatricals Europe catalogue now available to order! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1234 <p>R&H Theatricals Europe has released a brand new print catalogue containing useful information about our 100+ musicals, including show synopses, cast and set requirements, orchestrations, and a lot of helpful tips to help you choose a show and prepare for your next production.</p> SOUTH PACIFIC: IN CONCERT flies in to Cadogan Hall for one night only 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1233 Accompanied by a resplendent 32-piece orchestra led by Emily Davis, Alex Parker presents an enchanted evening at the Cadogan Hall on 15th October. THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO opens this summer at the Ambassadors Theatre 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1232 THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO, with Music and Lyrics by Neil Bartram, Book by Brian Hill will run at the Ambassadors Theatre from Friday July 28 - Thursday 31 August at the Ambassadors Theatre, London. IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN Sets Cast Album Release Date 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1231 The cast recording for the Broadway production of <em><a href="">IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN</a>,</em>which features such <a href="">Irving Berlin</a>classics as “White Christmas,” “Heat Wave,” and “Blue Skies,”will be released digitally June 2nd! THE SOUND OF MUSIC: Now available for UK amateur licensing for performances from October 2018 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1228 We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting UK and Eire amateur applications for THE SOUND OF MUSIC for performances from October 2018 onwards. Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL Returns to Broadway in 2018! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1229 Rodgers & Hammerstein's<a href="">CAROUSEL</a>will return to Broadway in 2018, featuring Tony Award® winner Jessie Mueller as Julie Jordan, Tony® nominee Joshua Henry as Billy Bigelow and opera star Renee Fleming as Nettie Fowler. Three-time Tony ®winner Jack O’Brien will direct the revival, set to open on March 23, 2018 at a theater to be announced. IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN Now Available for Professional Licensing! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1227 R&H Theatricals isthrilled to announce that <a href="">IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN</a> is now available for professional licensing! Musicals by Charles Miller now available for licensing from R&H Theatricals Europe! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1226 <p>R&H Theatricals Europe are delighted to now represent ALICE THE MUSICAL, JASON & THE ARGONAUTS, HOPE and MR CHRISTMAS by Charles Miller.</p> Nicholas Lyndhurst joins Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe in Semi-Staged version of CAROUSEL 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1225 Nicholas Lyndhurst (Star Keeper) joins the previously announced Alfie Boe (Billy Bigelow) and Katherine Jenkins (Julie Jordan) in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CAROUSEL, the third presentation in the partnership between The GradeLinnit Company and English National Opera (ENO). Smash hit production of FOOTLOOSE comes to London in 2017! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1224 Following a smash-hit 2016 tour which saw over 160,000 people cut loose across the UK, FOOTLOOSE will burst back onto the stage in 2017 when an International Tour launches from New Wimbledon Theatre on Friday 21 April. The tour will include a strictly limited West End season at the Peacock Theatre, playing for three weeks from Tuesday 12 September 2017. "CAROUSEL" Returns to Cinemas for 60th Anniversary! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1223 Fathom Events and Twentieth Century Fox will bringRodgers & Hammerstein’s classic movie musical<a href="">CAROUSEL</a>(1956) back tocinemas nationwide in over 400 theaters for a special two-day event onSunday, January 8th andWednesday, January 11th. Getting to Know... THE KING AND I Now Available! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1222 We are pleased to announce the release of <a href="">Getting To Know... THE KING AND I</a>! We Mourn The Loss Of Florence Henderson 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1221 We at Rodgers & Hammerstein mourn the passing of Florence Henderson. Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins in Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL at ENO's London Coliseum from April 2017 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1220 Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins will star for the first time together in the West End as Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CAROUSEL. Up to £100 off THE BAKEWELL BAKE OFF! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1219 Are you obsessed with Bake Offs? Up to £100 off THE BAKEWELL BAKE OFF! THE KING AND I - National Tour (Meet the Press) 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1218 <a href="">THE KING AND I</a> National Tour launches in Providence, Rhode Island on Sunday, October 30, 2016!Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will lead the National Tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. R&H Partners with Chicken Soup For The Soul! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1217 <p>Chicken Soup for the Soul is coming to the stage! Chicken Soup for the Soul announces live theater development partnership with Stellation Entertainment and Rodgers & Hammerstein to adapt a wide variety of diverse stories to be performed for live audiences.</p> Rodgers & Hammerstein's STATE FAIR to receive concert performance at London's Cadogan Hall on 6 November 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1216 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s STATE FAIR<strong><em> </em></strong>will be performed for the first time on the London stage as a symphonic concert by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra under award winning director and Evening Standard Awards nominee Thom Southerland. Michael John LaChiusa's THE WILD PARTY will receive major London production at The Other Palace 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1215 Michael John LaChiusa’s THE WILD PARTY will receive its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Saturday 11 February to Saturday 1 April 2017. We Mourn The Loss Of Charmian Carr 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1214 Charmian Carr, who played 'Liesl von Trapp' in the 1965 film version of <a href="">THE SOUND OF MUSIC</a>, passed away on Saturday. <br /> Casting announced for FLOYD COLLINS at Wilton's Music Hall, London 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1213 <p>Casting has been announced for FLOYD COLLINS which will run at Wilton’s Music Hall, London<strong> </strong>21 September – 15 October 2016.<strong></strong></p> TOP HAT now available to license! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1212 TOP HAT now available to license for performance dates from September 2017! ALLEGRO post-show Q&A with R&H President Ted Chapin in London 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1211 There is to be a Q&A with Ted Chapin, President and Chief Creative Officer, Rodgers & Hammerstein,following the performance of ALLEGRO at Southwark Playhouse on Wednesday 7 September. Rodgers & Hammerstein On Tour Throughout North America 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1210 Enjoy these classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musicalslive on tour throughout North America! THE KING AND I Returns to Cinemas Nationwide This Weekend! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1209 Whistle a happy tune! Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies, and Twentieth Century Fox will bringRodgers & Hammerstein’s classic movie musical<a href="">THE KING AND I</a>(1956) back tocinemas nationwide beginning this weekend for a special two-day event onSunday, August 28thandWednesday, August 31st. ALLEGRO Opens at Southwark Playhouse! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1207 <a href="">Richard Rodgers</a>and<a href="">Oscar Hammerstein II</a>'s<a href="">ALLEGRO</a>opened at Southwark Playhouse on August 12, 2016! Read the reviews! Tour Dates Announced for the North American Tour of THE KING AND I 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1208 <p>Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC will launch a national tour of the Lincoln Center Theatre production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's <a href="">THE KING AND I</a>this November in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center.</p> National Youth Music Theatre to perform BRASS at the Hackney Empire! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1206 <p>Commissioned by the National Youth Music Theatre to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, BRASS returns to the stage. It will play at the Hackney Empire 26 Aug 2016 and 27 Aug 2016.</p> Enter now for your chance to win a DVD of ITV's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Live! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1205 To celebrate the Rodgers & Hammerstein concert SOMETHING WONDERFUL at London’s Southbank Centre on 15 September, featuring Julian Ovenden, star of ITV’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE, we are giving away 3 copies of the DVD of the live broadcast. Full casting announced for Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO opening this August at Southwark Playhouse 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1204 ALLEGRO will run for a six-week season at Southwark Playhouse from 5 August to 10 September 2016. It will be in The Large at Southwark Playhouse, London and press night will be Friday 12 August at 7.30pm. Lin-Manuel Miranda's 21 CHUMP STREET is to receive its European premier at Tristan Bates Theatre, London 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1203 <p>21 CHUMP STREET: The Musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda (IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON) is to receive its European premier as part of the “From Page to Stage” Showcases at Tristan Bates Theatre from 11 to 19 November 2016.</p> [title of show] to play at the Waterloo East Theatre in September 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1202 SR Productions will present brand new production [title of show] which will play from 6 to 25 September 2016 in a limited run at the Waterloo East Theatre. We Mourn The Loss Of Marni Nixon 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1201 <p>Marni Nixon, who provided the singing voice for ‘Anna Leonowens’ in the 1956 film version of <a href="">THE KING AND I</a> and played ‘Sister Sophia’ in the 1965 film version of <a href="">THE SOUND OF MUSIC</a>, passed away on Sunday.</p> I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE to return to the Arts Theatre, London 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1200 Last year’s acclaimed production of I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE produced by Hartshorn - Hook Productions, is to return for two performances at the Arts Theatre on Monday 15 August 2016. Wilton's Music hall to stage FLOYD COLLINS this Autumn 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1199 Johnathan Butterell is to direct a new immersive production of FLOYD COLLINS at Wilton’s Music Hall. The production will run from 21 September – 15 October 2016. BABES IN ARMS to play at Ye Olde Rose and Crown pub theatre this summer 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1198 <p>All Star Productions will present BABES IN ARMS at Ye Olde Rose and Crown pub theatre in Walthamstow, east London, from 20 July to 7 August 2016, with an opening night on 22 July.</p> Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebrates Irving Berlin This Summer in NYC! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1197 <p>Rodgers & Hammerstein will celebrate a special summer of <a href="">Irving Berlin</a> events to explore the iconic American songwriter.</p> Musicals by Michael John LaChiusa now available for licensing from R&H Theatricals Europe! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1195 <p>R&H Theatricals Europe are delighted to now represent SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE, FIRST LADY SUITE, HELLO AGAIN and LITTLE FISH by Michael John LaChiusa.</p> Three Weeks Remain To See Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award®-Winning Production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1194 <p>Only three weeks remain to be swept away by Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award®-winning production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's <a href="">THE KING AND I</a>!</p> Casting Announced for HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW IRVING BERLIN MUSICAL on Broadway 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1192 Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer and more have been tapped for the Broadway production of<strong><em>Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical</em></strong>. Major Rodgers concerts in UK and Ireland in Summer 2016 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1191 <p>The British Isles will be alive with the sound of Richard Rodgers' music this summer with three major orchestral concerts.</p> GARFIELD and MAD LIBS join the R&H TYA Collection! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1189 We are pleased to announce the additions of <a href="">GARFIELD, The Musical with Cattitude</a> and<a href="">Mad Libs Live!</a>to our Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) Collection! Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO to open at Southwark Playhouse this summer! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1188 <a href="">ALLEGRO</a> will open for a 6-week season in The Large at Southwark Playhouse, London from Friday 5 August and run until Saturday 10 September. DO I HEAR A WALTZ?: The One-Time Collaboration of Rodgers and Sondheim 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1187 This May, the ravishingly romantic 1965 musical<em><a href="">Do I Hear a Waltz?</a></em>will return to the New York stage for the first time in decades. Below,Encores!Music DirectorRob Bermanexplains why the show is ripe for rediscovery. All Aboard the Cotton Blossom! SHOW BOAT opens in the West End! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1185 <a href="">Jerome Kern</a>and<a href="">Oscar Hammerstein II</a>'s <a href="">SHOW BOAT</a> opened at theNew London Theatre on April 25, 2016! Read the reviews! Lincoln Center Hosts Autism-Friendly Rendition of 'THE KING AND I' 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1186 On April 24th, Theatre Development Fund’s (TDF) Autism Theatre Initiative presented the first autism-friendly performance of Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony Award®-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s <a href="">The King and I</a> at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.<br /> Enter the 'R&H Fan Sweepstakes' today! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1184 Impossible things are happening every day and today we are thrilled to announce that we are giving our amazing fans the chance to win two (2) tickets to the R&H production of their choice! Visit <a href=""></a> to enter the <strong>Rodgers & Hammerstein Fan Sweepstakes </strong>today! New casting announced for the IN THE HEIGHTS at The King's Cross Theatre London 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1183 <p>New cast members have been announced for the Olivier Award-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS.</p> ANNIE GET YOUR GUN - a sure fire way to enjoy Christmas 2016 at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1182 <p>Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN will be the next Christmas musical at the Crucible in Daniel Evans’ final season as artistic director of Sheffield Theatres.</p> Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS Wins 3 Olivier Awards®! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1181 Congratulations to <a href="">Lin-Manuel Miranda</a>'s <a href="">IN THE HEIGHTS</a> at King's Cross Theatre for winning 3 Olivier Awards® at the 40th annual awards ceremony, presented April 3rd at the Royal Opera House! AELTER - Ein Neues Musical bei R&H Berlin 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1180 <p>Einweiterer Katalogzugang bei R&H Theatricals Berlin, über den wir uns sehr freuen: <a href="">ÄLTER </a>von Robin Kulisch und Philipp Gras ist ab sofort frei zur Uraufführung.</p> Casting announced for the West End Transfer of SHOW BOAT! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1179 Casting has been announced for the West End Transfer of SHOW BOAT,with the first preview at the New London Theatre on 9 April 2016 and press night on Monday 25 April 2016. CARRIE and IN THE HEIGHTS win at the 2016 WhatsOnStage Theatre Awards! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1177 <p>At the 16th Annual WhatsOnStage AwardsCARRIE THE MUSICAL won ‘Best Off-West End production’ and David Bedella picked up the award for ‘Best Supporting Actor in a Musical’ for his role in IN THE HEIGHTS.</p> CARRIE THE MUSICAL wins 'Best Off-West End Production' at WhatsOnStage Awards! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1176 Congratulations to <a href="">CARRIE THE MUSICAL</a> atSouthwark Playhouse for winning'Best Off-West End Production' at 16th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards that took place at the Prince of Wales Theatre on Sunday, February 21st, 2016! West End Transfer for SHOW BOAT! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1174 Sheffield Theatre’s five star production of SHOW BOAT directed by Daniel Evans will transfer to the West End in the spring of 2016. Lee Brennan joins the cast of FOOTLOOSE : THE MUSICAL 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1175 911 and The Big Reunion star<strong>Lee Brennan</strong>will make his musical theatre debut when he joins the cast of FOOTLOOSE from Tuesday 19 April to Saturday 18 June 2016. New dates added to the UK tour of The Sound of Music 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1173 The acclaimed UK tour of The Sound of Music, launched in January 2015, is now booking through to October 2016. 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert: THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1172 On Monday, April 4th, the original Broadway cast of Lincoln Center Theater’s TonyAward®-winning musical <a href="">THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA</a>will gather for a 10th anniversary reunion concert which will also serve as LCT's Annual Benefit. LOTTE - ab sofort bei R&H Theatricals Berlin 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1171 <p>Wir freuen uns sehr über einen weiteren Neuzugang im Katalog: <a href="">LOTTE</a>, ein Musical basierend auf Johann Wolfgang von Goethes "Die Leiden des jungen Werthers", ist ab sofort bei R&H Theatricals Berlin zur Lizenzierung verfügbar.</p> CARRIE THE MUSICAL Triumphs in Los Angeles and London! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1170 The emotional story of misfit Carrie White, based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, resonated with audiences in Los Angeles and the West End this past year. <a href="">CARRIE THE MUSICAL</a> is a night you’ll never forgetand has now made the following ‘Best of 2015’ list:<br /> Rodgers & Hammerstein 'Friday Night is Music Night' on BBC Radio 2 Friday 18 December 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1168 <p>A special episode of ‘Friday Night is Music Night’ features the songs of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.</p> THE KING AND I at Lincoln Center Theater - 'Best of 2015' 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1169 <p>Whistle a happy tune! The acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater revival production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s <a href="">THE KING AND I</a> has made the following ‘Best of 2015’ list:</p> New Irving Berlin Musical HOLIDAY INN Comes to Broadway in 2016 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1167 Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Universal Stage Productions, has announced the first-ever Broadway production of<strong>HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW IRVING BERLIN MUSICAL</strong>.With music and lyrics by<a href="">Irving Berlin</a>, Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge's new book is inspired by the Academy Award-winning film,<em>Holiday Inn</em>. "THE KING AND I" Returns to Cinemas for 60th Anniversary! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1165 <p>Whistle a happy tune! Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies, and Twentieth Century Fox will bringRodgers & Hammerstein’s classic movie musical<a href="">THE KING AND I</a>(1956) back tocinemas nationwidefor a special two-day event onSunday, August 28thandWednesday, August 31st.</p> RED RIDING HOOD to play the holiday season at The Pleasance Theatre 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1164 <p>A new musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale, <strong>RED RIDING HOOD</strong> is to play at The Pleasance Theatre, Islington from 7<sup>th</sup> December 2015 – 3<sup>rd</sup> January 2016.</p> Casting announced for FOOTLOOSE : THE MUSICAL, touring the UK from January 2016 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1162 <p>Full casting has been announced for the worldwide smash hit musical <strong>FOOTLOOSE : THE MUSICAL</strong>, which will tour the UK from January 2016, 17 years to the day since it first opened on Broadway. </p> New Irving Berlin Musical HOLIDAY INN Comes to Broadway in 2016 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1163 Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Universal Stage Productions, has announced the first-ever Broadway production of <strong>HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW IRVING BERLIN MUSICAL</strong>. With music and lyrics by <a href="">Irving Berlin</a>, Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge's new book is inspired by the Academy Award-winning film,<em> Holiday Inn</em>. Irving Berlin's CALL ME MADAM to be fully staged in Luxembourg for the first time. 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1161 CALL ME MADAM, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, is to be fully staged in Luxembourg for the first time at the Mierscher Kulturhaus with dates in December 2015 and January 2016. ITV to present a UK live broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1159 <p>This Christmas, ITV will present <a href="">THE SOUND OF MUSIC</a> Live! - a new television version of the world’s most popular musical - transmitted live to the whole of the UK.</p> FOOTLOOSE : THE MUSICAL to tour the UK from January 2016 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1160 17 years to the day since it first opened on Broadway, it has been announced that worldwide smash hit musical<strong>FOOTLOOSE : THE MUSICAL</strong>will tour the UK from January 2016 staring Gareth Gates as Willard. Getting To Know... OKLAHOMA and ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Now Available! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1158 We are pleased to announce the release of<a href="">Getting To Know… Oklahoma!</a>and<a href="">Getting To Know… Once Upon a Mattress</a>. The Voice finalist Lucy O'Byrne to play Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1155 It has been announced that <em>The Voice</em> finalist Lucy O'Byrne will join the UK touring production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC in the leading role of Maria. "OKLAHOMA!" Returns to Cinema Screens for 60th Anniversary! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1154 The Academy Award®-winning Hollywood musical “<a href="">Oklahoma!</a>” returns to theaters nationwide for the first time in wide release in 60 years fully restored and with extended pre-show featurette featuring Okie native Kristin Chenoweth singing songs from the classic musical based on the <a href="">Richard Rodgers</a> and <a href="">Oscar Hammerstein II</a> stage production. We Mourn The Loss of Jean Darling 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1153 Jean Darling, who performed in the original 1945 Broadway production of '<a href="">Carousel</a>,' died on Friday in Rodgau, Germany. She was 93. Casting announced for SHOW BOAT (Goodspeed Version) at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1152 Sheffield Theatres<strong></strong>Productions will present the Goodspeed version of SHOW BOAT at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield from December. SHOW BOAT features music by Jerome Kern, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and is based on the novel of the same name by Edna Ferber. THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO opens next week at the Greenwich Theatre 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1151 THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO opens next week at the Greenwich Theatre for a limited run from Wednesday 5 to Sunday 23 August. We Remember Theodore Bikel 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1150 <p>Theodore Bikel, the stage and film actor who played Captain Von Trapp in the original Broadway production of <a href="">The Sound of Music</a>, passed away on July 21st in Los Angeles at the age of 91.</p> Cast Announced for North American Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1149 Casting has been announced for the brand new production of <a href="">THE SOUND OF MUSIC</a><em>,</em> directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien. SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE to receive London Premiere 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1148 <p>Michael John LaChiusa's Off-Broadway hit SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE is to receive its London Premiere in a 4-week run at the Jermyn Street Theatre from Tuesday 8 September to Saturday 3 October 2015.</p> Rodgers & Hammerstein biography coming in 2018 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of 'Oklahoma!' 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1147 <em>Rodgers & Hammerstein</em>, a new biography by the veteran journalist and acclaimed author Todd S. Purdum, about the extraordinary eighteen-year partnership of musical theater legends <a href="">Richard Rodgers</a> and <a href="">Oscar Hammerstein II</a>, will be published by Henry Holt in the spring of 2018, the seventy-fifth anniversary of <a href="">Oklahoma!</a>, their first Broadway hit. The book will be edited by Paul Golob, executive editor at Holt. THE KING AND I triumphs at the 2015 Tony Awards 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1145 <p>The new Lincoln Center Theater/Ambassador Theatre Group production of THE KING AND I received four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival.</p> Lincoln Center Theater's THE KING AND I - Winner of 4 Tony Awards® Including BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1146 Congratulations to Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s<a href="">THE KING AND I</a>on their 4 Tony Awards®, including BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL! THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH to tour the UK this year. 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1144 THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH, billed as "a new Irving Berlin musical," will tour the UK from September of this year. San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT Blu-ray™ Available 06/30, Pre-Order Now! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1142 The recent San Francisco Opera production of the stage classic <a href="">SHOW BOAT</a>starring Tony Award® winners Bill Irwin and Harriet Harris is set to be presented in a new Blu-ray™ edition coming out next month. I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE in a strictly limited London run at the new studio space Above The Arts 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1141 <p>This Summer, Hartshorn – Hook Productions will present a new production of the internationally acclaimed musical revue I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE for a limited run in the new studio space Above The Arts, Wednesday 1 - Saturday 18 July 2015. This production will be the first musical venture for the space which officially opened its doors in March 2015.</p> Opera North's acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL returns 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1139 Opera North’s acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CAROUSEL returns for a tour of UK and Ireland following its 2012-13 engagements across the UK, in London’s Barbican Centre, and a historic run at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris. Lincoln Center Theater's THE KING AND I Extends on Broadway; National Tour to Launch November 2016 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1138 Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Producing Artistic Director, André Bishop) has extended the run of its critically acclaimed production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s <a href="">THE KING AND I</a>, directed by Bartlett Sher, indefinitely at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). In addition, the Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC will launch a national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production, which was recently nominated for 9 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical, in November 2016 in Providence, RI. Tour Dates Announced for the North American Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1137 A brand new production of <a href="">THE SOUND OF MUSIC</a>, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, will tour North America beginning September 2015. This lavish new production will launch at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Center Theatre Group, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements. THE KING AND I at Lincoln Center Theater - 9 Tony Award® Nominations! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1136 <p>Congratulations to Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s <a href="">THE KING AND I</a>on their 9 Tony Award® nominations! </p> THE KING AND I at Lincoln Center Theater - 9 Tony Award® Nominations! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1140 Congratulations to Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s<a href="">THE KING AND I</a>on their 9 Tony Award® nominations! 50th Anniversary Global Celebration for the Biggest Movie Musical of All Time - THE SOUND OF MUSIC 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1135 Rodgers & Hammerstein, Sony Music Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox proudlyhonours the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 box office smash and five-time Academy Award-winning<a href="">The Sound of Music</a>, with an unprecedented year-long company-wide celebration highlighted by theatrical and home entertainment releases, and a spectacular slate of cross-company and promotional partnerships that will bring one of the world’s most ‘favourite things,’ to millions around the globe. London premiere of CARRIE: the musical now playing at Southwark Playhouse 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1134 CARRIE: The Musical, which receives its long awaited London premiere, is now playing in The Large at Southwark Playhouse until 30 May. This gripping musical stars Evelyn Hoskins as Carrie White and Kim Criswell as her mother Margaret. Irving Berlin's rarely performed FACE THE MUSIC to receive UK production 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1133 All Star Productions will present Irving Berlin’s rarely performed musical FACE THE MUSIC at the Ye Olde Rose and Crown Pub in Walthamstow, north-east London from 9 June to 3 July 2015, with an official opening on 12 June 2015. THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to a movie theater near you for two days only! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1132 The Hills are Alive with 50 Years of ‘The Sound of Music’ in Select U.S. Cinemas for Two Days This April!Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Twentieth Century Fox present “The Sound of Music” 50th Anniversary on April 19th and 22nd. Sheffield Theatres to Present SHOW BOAT, Christmas 2015 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1131 <p>Sheffield Theatres will present SHOW BOATfor Christmas 2015, directed by DanielEvans. This version, not before seen in the UK, was first presented at theGoodspeed Opera House, Connecticut, where it was adapted and directed by RobRuggerio. With music by Jerome Kern, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II,and based on Edna Ferber's novel, SHOW BOAT spans 40 pivotal years in Americanhistory, and follows the lives and loves of three generations aboard a show boatas it plies the Mississippi River.</p> Mourning the loss of Alice Hammerstein Mathias 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1130 <a href="">Alice Hammerstein Mathias</a>, the daughter of <a href="">Oscar Hammerstein II</a> and Myra Finn, died Thursday, February 26, at the age of 93. THE SOUND OF MUSIC an der Isar 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1128 <p>Die Produktion des Salzburger Landestheaters von Rodgers & Hammersteins Musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC wird vom 29. März bis zum 6. April 2015 am Münchner Prinzregententheater zu Gast sein.</p> The London premiere of CARRIE: the musical at Southwark Playhouse 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1129 <p>Carrie: The Musical will receive its long awaited London Premiere in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 1 to Saturday 30 May.</p> BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story jetzt verfügbar in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1124 <p>Der Superhit vom West-End: Das MusicalBUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story steht ab sofort sowohl für professionelle und Amateurproduktionen zur Verfügung.</p> Neuzugang im Katalog: CHESS bei R&H Theatricals Berlin 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1126 R&H Theatricals Europe begrüßt den nächsten Neuzugang im Katalog: Das Musical <a href="">CHESS </a>von Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus und Tim Rice wird ab sofort exklusiv von unserem Berliner Büro für Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz vertreten.<br /> THE SOUND OF MUSIC - 50th Anniversary Vinyl Available 9th March 2015 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1125 RAZOR & TIE’s new audiophile imprint ANALOG SPARK will launch with the vinyl release of<strong><em>The Sound of Music – 50th Anniversary Edition</em></strong>. The score from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 5-time Academy Award-winning movie musical will be available in a newly-remastered and expanded two disc version on 180-gram vinyl. The original 16-track Grammy® Hall Of Fame-inducted RCA Victor soundtrack album will also be available on 180-gram vinyl and super audio CD (SACD), and include the eight-page booklet which accompanied the original vinyl release. All releases will be available on 9th March 2015. THE SOUND OF MUSIC - 50th Anniversary Vinyl Available March 10th 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1123 RAZOR & TIE’s new audiophile imprint ANALOG SPARK will launch with the vinyl release of <strong><em>The Sound of Music – 50th Anniversary Edition</em></strong>. The score from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 5-time Academy Award-winning movie musical will be available in a newly-remastered and expanded two disc version on 180-gram vinyl. The original 16-track Grammy® Hall Of Fame-inducted RCA Victor soundtrack album will also be available on 180-gram vinyl and super audio CD (SACD), and include the eight-page booklet which accompanied the original vinyl release. All releases will be available on March 10th. 50th Anniversary Global Celebration for the Biggest Movie Musical of All Time - THE SOUND OF MUSIC 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1122 Rodgers & Hammerstein, Sony Music Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox proudly honors the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 box office smash and five-time Academy Award®-winning<a href="">The Sound of Music</a>, with an unprecedented year-long company-wide celebration highlighted by theatrical and home entertainment releases, and a spectacular slate of cross-company and promotional partnerships that will bring one of the world’s most ‘favorite things,’ to millions around the globe. 50th Anniversary Global Celebration for the Biggest Movie Musical of All Time - THE SOUND OF MUSIC 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1121 Rodgers & Hammerstein, Sony Music Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox proudly honors the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 box office smash and five-time Academy Award®-winning <a href="">The Sound of Music</a>, with an unprecedented year-long company-wide celebration highlighted by theatrical and home entertainment releases, and a spectacular slate of cross-company and promotional partnerships that will bring one of the world’s most ‘favorite things,’ to millions around the globe. Major UK Tour Announced for THE SOUND OF MUSIC 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1120 <p>A major UK tour has just been announced for THE SOUND OF MUSIC, presented by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe, commencing 15 January 2015 at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, then moving on to the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, followed by an extensive itinerary across the British Isles.</p> Qatar Will Be Filled with the Sound of Music 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1119 Popular Productions returns to their popular production of The Sound of Music, directed by John Payton and playing at the National Convention Theatre Centre in Doha, the capital of Qatar, from 26 to 29 November. Getting To Know...THE SOUND OF MUSIC now available 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1076 We are proud to announce a student version of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. This new theatrical property is part of R&H’s <a title="Getting to Know Collection" href="">Getting to Know Collection</a>. Applications are being accepted now, with materials shipping in February for customers in the USA and Canada and at a later date for other countries around the world. The Sound of Music in the Netherlands 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1118 A new, Dutch-language production of The Sound of Music opens on Sunday 23 November in Den Bosch in the Netherlands. Presented by Albert Verlinde Entertainment, and directed by John Yost, it will tour throughout the Netherlands and Belgium well into 2015, with upcoming engagements to include Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp. Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) Now Available at R&H Theatricals 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1117 R&H Theatricals is proud to announce the launch of a new collection of titles for Young Audiences.All of the titles in the Theatre For Young Audiences (TYA) series have a run-time of approximately 60 minutes and are designed for adults to perform for an audience of children. Theatre for Young Audiences - Now Available in the UK and Europe 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1116 R&H Theatricals Europe is thrilled to announce the launch of a new collection of titles for Young Audiences. These new TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) shows include THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO(Music and Lyrics by Neil Bartram, Book by Brian Hill) , THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES(Music and Lyrics by Alan Schmuckler,<strong></strong>Book by David Holstein),THE MAGICAL ADVENTURES OF MERLIN(Book, Music and Lyrics By Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman), RAPUNZEL! RAPUNZEL! A VERY HAIRY FAIRY TALE(Book, Music and Lyrics By Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman),and RED RIDING HOOD (Book and Lyrics by Jake Brunger,Music and Lyrics by Pippa Cleary.)All of the titles in the Theatre For Young Audiences series have a run-time of approximately 60 minutes and are designed for adults to perform for an audience of children. Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! to Tour the UK & Ireland in 2015 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1115 <p>Music & Lyrics Limited and Royal & Derngate Northampton, by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe, present a new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical OKLAHOMA!, which will tour the UK and Ireland next year, opening at the Derngate Theatre Northampton on 19 February 2015.</p> Irving Berlin's White Christmas at West Yorkshire Playhouse casting announced 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1114 Directed by Nikolai Foster (ANNIE, SHERLOCK HOLMES THE BEST KEPT SECRET) and taking centre stage in the Quarry theatre from 24 November 2014 - 17 January 2015, this original staging of Irving Berlin's iconic musical brings together an ensemble of 17 led by Darren Day and Oliver Tompsett as entertainers Bob Wallace and Phil Davis. Helen Anker and Holly Dale Spencer play the sparky Haynes sisters alongside a supporting cast of 13 performers. Lesley Ann Warren, A Former Cinderella, to Attend Current Broadway Musical CINDERELLA 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1113 <p>Lesley Ann Warren, who starred in the 1965 television version of <a href="">Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella</a>will attend the Broadway production and join the cast during the curtain call for an encore performance of “Impossible” on September 23rd. <em></em></p> <p></p> A New Stage Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC Will Tour North America in 2015 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1112 <p style="text-align: left;">A brand new production of <a href="">THE SOUND OF MUSIC</a>, directed by Jack O’Brien, will tour North America beginning September 2015.</p><p style="text-align: center;"></p> Europe is Alive with the Sound of Music in 2014 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1111 10 September sees the opening of The Sound of Music at Kuopion Kaupunginteatteri, Finland. This Finnish-language production will be in repertory for performances through to 2016.This production has been preceded by several Scandinavian productions in summer 2014. A Swedish production ran in July-August 2015 at Scalateatern Karlstad, starring Klara Nilsson, who is best known playing the title role in Saffle Opera's Annie Get Your Gun. The premiere performance received a standing ovation from an enthusiastic audience. Annie Get Your Gun Final Tour Dates 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1110 If you haven’t already seen it, now is your last chance to get tickets for this year’s major UK touring production of Irving Berlin’s classic musical<strong>Annie Get Your Gun,</strong>starring<strong>Jason Donovan</strong>(<em>The Sound of Music, Priscilla Queen of the Desert</em>) alongside West End leading lady<strong>Emma Williams</strong>(<em>Chitty Chitty Bang Bang</em>) with<strong>Norman Pace</strong>(<em>Chicago</em>). Award-Winning Musical Comedy ALTAR BOYZ to Recieve UK Premiere at Greenwich Theatre 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1109 Hallelujah! After five hilarious years and over 2000 performances Off-Broadway, ALTAR BOYZ, withBook by Kevin Del Aguila and Music and Lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker,will make its UK Premiere in a strictly limited run of 14 performances at Greenwich Theatre from Friday 3 October 2014. Two-Time Tony Winner Judy Kaye to Spread Magic in Broadway's CINDERELLA 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1108 Two-time Tony Award-winning actress Judy Kaye will take on the role of Fairy Godmother Marie in the Broadway production of <a href="">Rodgers and Hammerstein'sCinderella</a><a href="" target="_blank"></a><em>,</em>producers announced August 11th. CINDERELLA Complete Libretto Now Available For Pre-Order, Out September 16th! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1107 A complete collection of the libretto and lyrics for the current Broadway adaptation of<a href="">Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella</a>, the celebrated family-friendly fairy tale musical, is now available to pre-order. Keke Palmer and Sherri Shepherd join CINDERELLA on Broadway 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1106 Producers of<a href="">Rodgers & Hammerstein'sCinderella</a>recently announced that actress, talk-show host and recording artistKeke Palmerwill make her Broadway debut in the show's title role beginning September 9th,making history as the first African-AmericanCinderella on Broadway. Palmer will be joined byEmmy Award winner Sherri Shepherd in the role of Cinderella's wicked stepmother, Madame. Rodgers and Hammerstein Europe 2014 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1104 "Siam sur Seine" - "Siam on the Seine." So did the company of <a href="">The King and I</a> at Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris name themselves during their triumphant reign earlier this summer. This resplendent production, starring international opera star Susan Graham (alternating with Christine Buffle) and French film star Lambert Wilson, represented the R&H musical's Parisian premiere. Additional casting has been announced for the national tour of CINDERELLA 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1102 Producers of the Tony® Award winning musical <strong>Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA</strong>, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, have announced additional casting for the First National Tour launching in Providence, RI at Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on October 10, 2014. I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change comes to Battersea 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1101 A new production of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, which ran for a dozen years in New York, where it holds the record as the longest running musical revue in Off-Broadway history with over 5,000 performances comes to the UK. Rodgers Revealed Returns 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1100 If you missed it last time, here's another opportunity to catch this magical evening celebrating arguably the greatest and most versatile popular melodist of them all. Through an informal mix of chat and song Richard Rodgers aficionados Jason Carr and Edward Seckerson and West End star Anna Francolini will dip into the Richard Rodgers songbook personally reflecting on some old favourites and treasured rarities. Mourning the loss of Mary Rodgers Guettel 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1099 Mary Rodgers Guettel died at her home in Manhattan this morning after a long illness, according to her son Alec Guettel. She was 83 years old.Her Broadway career began as composer of the 1959 musical ONCE UPON A MATTRESS starring Carol Burnett, later broadcast to great success on network television and revived repeatedly. UK Premiere and Tour of Cape Town Opera Show Boat 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1098 Cape Town Opera, by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe, present a major UK and Ireland tour of Kern and Hammerstein's masterpiece <strong>Show Boat</strong> this July. The production will visit Birmingham Hippodrome (2-5 July); The Lowry, Manchester (8-12 July); Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (22-26 July) and Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre (29 July - 2 Aug). The King and I at Theatre du Chatelet, 13-29 June 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1097 Theatre du Chatelet, Paris presentsThe King and IonJune 13 - 29, 2014, starring Lambert Wilson and Susan Graham,withThe Pasdeloup Orchestra, and the original choreography byJerome Robbins is recreated byThe National Ballet of Cambodia. A Catered Affair at London Theatre Workshop, Fulham 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1096 <p>Harvey Fierstein and John Bucchino’s musical A CATERED AFFAIR makes its UK professional premiere at London Theatre Workshop throughout June, 2014.</p> South Pacific at the Kilworth House Theatre 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1095 Kilworth House Theatre,by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe, presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC from 30th May 2014. Rodgers Revealed 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1094 <p>As part of the London Festival of Cabaret, Richard Rodgers aficionados Jason Carr and Edward Seckerson and Olivier Award winner Anna Francolini celebrate arguably the greatest and most versatile popular melodist of them all. More than 900 songs and 43 Broadway musicals in a dizzying array of styles. Through an informal mix of chat and song Carr, Francolini and Seckerson will dip into the Rodgers songbook personally reflecting on some old favourites and treasured rarities.</p> R&H Theatricals Europe Proudly Announces THE BAKEWELL BAKE OFF 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1093 R&H Theatricals Europe is proud to announce that THE BAKEWELL BAKE OFF, a new musical by The Baking Committee, is now available for professional and amateur licensing in the United Kingdom and Europe. Applications are being accepted immediately for performances beginning no sooner than August 2014. R&H Theatricals Europe Proudly Announces THE OTHER SCHOOL 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1092 R&H Theatricals Europe is proud to announce that THE OTHER SCHOOL, a<em>psycho</em>-logical new musical by Dougal Irvine and Dominic Marsh, is now available for professional and amateur licensing in the United Kingdom and Europe. Applications are being accepted immediately for performances beginning no sooner than July 2014. Morphic Graffiti presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's CAROUSEL at Arcola Theatre 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1090 Morphic Graffiti, by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe, presentRodgers and Hammerstein’s CAROUSEL at Arcola Theatre from 18thJune - 19th July 2014. DŹWIĘKI MUZYKI (The Sound of Music) opens in Gliwice, Poland 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1091 A new production of DŹWIĘKI MUZYKI (The Sound of Music) is now in repertory at the Gliwicki Teatr Muzyczny, in Gliwicki (Gliwice) Poland, directed by Maria Sartova with musical direction by Wojciech Rodek.<br /> Rags the Musical - In Concert 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1089 <p>Coming to London's West End for the first time ever, <strong>RAGS The Musical</strong> plays for one night only in a special concert adaptation at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. The concert is charity gala in aid of the charity <strong>CENTREPOINT</strong>, the UK's leading charity for homeless young people.</p> Tony-winning musical In the Heights to receive its London premiere at Southwark Playhouse 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1088 <p>Runaway Entertainment Ltd and Paul Taylor Mills Ltd, by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe, present the London premiere ofTony Award-winning Broadway musical <strong>In The Heights </strong>at the Southwark Playhouse.</p><p>Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical,<em>In The Heights</em>is conceived by<strong>Lin-Manuel Miranda</strong>withMusic and Lyrics written by<strong>Lin-Manuel Miranda</strong>andBook by<strong>Quiara Alegría Hudes</strong><em>.</em></p> A Celebration Of Richard Rodgers On Broadway: Act III - Nash Ensemble, Wigmore Hall 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1087 As part of their American Series, the Nash Ensemble presents a celebration of Richard Rodgers' post-Hart and Hammerstein collaborations, including selections with narration from the rarely-performed<strong>Do I Hear a Waltz?</strong>with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. You'll Never Walk Alone - The West End Unites for the Philippines 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1084 You'll Never Walk Alone - The West End Unites for the Philippines is a one-night-only gala concert in support of the Philippines Typhoon Appeal by the<strong>Disasters Emergency Committee</strong>(DEC), which brings together 14 of the UK's leading aid charities to raise money in order to quickly reach those in need. The money raised will contribute to the ongoing need for emergency shelter, clean water and food as well as helping survivors rebuild their lives. Ordinary Days - London Theatre Workshop 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1085 The London Theatre Workshop, by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe, present<em>Ordinary Days</em>for the opening of their new performance venue in March 2014. Do I Hear a Waltz? - Charles Court Opera 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1083 CharlesCourt, known for their light opera, music theatre and legendary 'boutique' pantomimes, present this forgotten musical gem that brings together two of the most celebrated writers of the last century in a romantic comedy that's ripe for revival, at the newly openedPark Theatre,outside Finsbury Park Tube. It's Our Birthday! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1082 To celebrate the first birthday of R&H Theatricals Europe, we have an exclusive special offer for amateur customers. Rodgers, Hammerstein and Hart - Raymond Gubbay Christmas Festival Barbican 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1081 An enchantingafternoon of songs from the musicals of Rodgers, Hammerstein and Hart, performed by four star soloists from the West End. My Favorite Things take over the charts 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1080 My Favorite Things takes over the charts this holiday season. Listen to a few of them here! R&H Theatricals Europe Sponsors 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1079 R&H Theatricals Europe is proud to be a sponsor of the 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards. The WhatsOnStage Awards, now in their 14th year, are the original “theatregoers’ choice” prizes, and the only major UK theatre awards decided across the board by the public. R&H Theatricals Europe Proudly Announces G2K - Getting to Know... The Sound of Music 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1077 Special School Version of World’s Most Popular Musical Joins Our G2K… Series. Applications Accepted from 1 December 2013. Restrictions Apply. Exclusive: Audra McDonald sings "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1078 Broadway treasure and 5-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald sings "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" in this newly released clip from NBC The Sound of Music Live's companion soundtrack. Irving Berlin - From Rags to Ritzes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1075 <p>Commemorating the Irving Berlin 125th Anniversary, Senbla pays tribute to this legendary songwriter with a concert selection of his famous songs: <em>Irving Berlin – From Rags to Ritzes</em>.</p> <p>Hear all your favourite Irving Berlin songs in one night, such as Cheek to Cheek, Puttin' on The Ritz, There’s No Business Like Show Business, White Christmas, Blue Skies and many more, with guest vocalists and dancers...</p> RnH Theatricals Europe in 2013 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1073 <p>2013 has been an exciting year for R&H Theatricals Europe. Since our launch in January, we have seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival the UK premier of [title of show], a quirky piece of meta theatre about two struggling writers who decide to create a new musical about writing a musical....</p> Doctor Selavy's Magic Theatre 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1074 <p>PK Productions, by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe, present the London premier of cult American musical Dr Selavy’s Magic Theatre.</p> <p>Welcome to the extraordinary odyssey of a confused young man, led by wacky doctors through a labyrinth of wildly theatricalised versions of major life crises and temptations -- wealth, sensuality, power, romance, lost innocence, and death.</p> SAG Foundation Conversations Series with CINDERELLA Cast and Creative Team 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1072 Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured the cast & team of Cinderella moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge. Check out the full conversation below! The Sound of Music Live at NBC's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1068 <p>NBC’S MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE KICKS OFF FESTIVE HOLIDAY SEASON NOV. 28, 9 A.M. - NOON</p><p><strong></strong>The nation’s most beloved spectacle, the Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, returns for the 87th year of magic on Thursday, Nov. 28 (9 a.m.-noon) throughout the country on NBC.</p> von Trapp Children Cast for NBC's Telecast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC Live! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1067 After an exhaustive nationwide search, seven talented young actors have won the coveted roles of the von Trapp children in NBC’s musical production of “The Sound of Music Live!” Last Chance To See TOP HAT 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1066 Last chance to see three times Olivier award-winning production TOP HAT at the Aldwych Theatre. Now Playing until October 26, 2013. Live from Lincoln Center Presents RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CAROUSEL 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1065 Live From Lincoln Center presents the New York Philharmonic’s production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s iconic American musical, Carousel, featuring a star-studded cast including Kelli O'Hara, Nathan Gunn, Stephanie Blythe, Shuler Hensley, Jason Danieley, Jessie Mueller, Kate Burton, John Cullum and New York City Ballet dancers Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck. “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel” is hosted by Audra McDonald and will air on PBS stations on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 9 p.m. (ET) (check local listings) Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella Cast Recording 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1064 The company of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA will enter the studio on March 18 to preserve the Original Broadway Cast Recording for Ghostlight Records. "A Lovely Night" CINDERELLA Opens on Broadway 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1063 "OMG! THE ULTIMATE AND MOST ENDURING OF MAKEOVER SHOWS is back in town, and this Cinderella is no passive damsel waiting for a rescuing knight. SHE TAKES CHARGE OF HER DESTINY." –<em>The New York Times</em><br /> CAROUSEL in New York and Paris 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1062 CAROUSEL - Rodgers & Hammerstein's personal favorite of all their musicals, and dubbed "the best musical of the 20th Century" by Time Magazine - is getting two high-profile presentations this spring. IN THE HEIGHTS: One-Night-Only Concert 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1061 <p>VIVA Broadway an initiative of The Broadway League in collaboration with 5000 Broadway Productions and United Palace of Cultural Arts PresentIN THE HEIGHTS: IN CONCERT featuring performances from the Original Broadway Cast.</p> Carrie Underwood To Star as Maria Von Trapp in NBC's Live Broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1060 Grammy-winning superstar Carrie Underwood to star as Maria Von Trapp in NBC's live broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC based on the original musical. RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN: THE COMPLETE BROADWAY MUSICALS Box Set 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1059 Masterworks Broadway Releases RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN: THE COMPLETE BROADWAY MUSICALS. 12-CD Box Set of the Legendary Pair's Broadway Musicals. Includes 100- Page Book. Available November 6, 2012. CARRIE the musical Now Available! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1057 <em><a href="" target="_blank">Carrie</a></em>, the electrifying pop-rock musical about a bullied teenager with telekinetic powers who takes revenge on prom night, will materialize in productions across North America in the near future. R&H Theatricals has announced that the company is now accepting licensing applications for productions to begin in January 2013. Proudly Announcing: R&H Theatricals Europe 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1056 The Imagem Music Group, owner of some of the world’s most popular musicals including The Sound of Music and The King and I, is expanding its US-based theatrical licensing division, R&H Theatricals, with the creation of a European branch headquartered in the London offices of Imagem UK. R&H Theatricals Europe will represent a catalogue of Broadway evergreens (South Pacific, Oklahoma!) and contemporary classics (Footloose, White Christmas) throughout the UK and across the European market. CARRIE Cast Recording Available September 25th 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1055 Ghostlight Records announced today that—for the first time ever—the musical Carrie has been preserved in a brand-new cast recording of the recent MCC Theater Off-Broadway revival. Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Comes to Broadway! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1054 A new production of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA will arrive on Broadway this season with previews set for January 21, 2013 prior to Opening Night on February 21 at the Broadway Theatre. NBC and Executive Producers Craig Zadan & Neil Meron To Present A Live Broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1053 NBC is partnering with the acclaimed "Smash" producing team of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (film versions of "Chicago" and "Hairspray") to present a <strong>live</strong> broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, based on the original Broadway musical, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. Pre-release preview of Sierra Boggess & The John Wilson Orchestra 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1052 Happy Birthday Richard Rodgers!  To celebrate, we are proud to share with you this exclusive track, Rodgers' own "I Have Confidence" from The Sound of Music, performed by Sierra Boggess from the upcoming album, RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN AT THE MOVIES, featuring John Wilson and The John Wilson Orchestra.<br /> Legendary Stage Musical CARRIE To Be Licensed by R&H Theatricals and Published by Imagem Music 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1051 Musical based on Best-selling Stephen King Novel Receives Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Off-Broadway Alliance, and Drama League Nominations for Best Musical Revival<br />Coming Soon:  Off-Broadway Cast Recording from Ghostlight Records andSongbook Folio from Imagem Music/Hal Leonard Carnegie Hall SOUND OF MUSIC Announces Its "Trio of the Saengerbund of Herwegen"! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1050 When Carnegie Hall presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Concert on April 24th, the three singers who are runner-ups at the Festival in the story’s climax will be played by Nicholas Hammond, Heather Menzies Urich, and Kym Karath (respectively, "Friedrich," "Louisa" and "Gretl" in the beloved film version of THE SOUND OF MUSIC.) Ted Chapin's STAGE DOOR CANTEEN CD Featured At Barnes & Noble NYC In-Store Event on April 11! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1049 New DRG Recording Celebrates WWII-era Songs from Rodgers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hart and Others. Oxford University Press Releases Two New Books on Irving Berlin 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1048 On Friday April 6, Oxford University Press will release two new books on the life and work of Irving Berlin to join a growing library of volumes on America's most prolific songwriter. RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S "PIPE DREAM" TO GET NEW LIVE RECORDING! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1047 Rodgers & Hammerstein's PIPE DREAM will be recorded live at New York City Center's Encores! series this week, and released this Summer on Ghostlight Records.  Produced by Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company, this preservation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1955 Broadway musical rarity marks the first time an Encores! musical has been recorded live.  Originally presented on Broadway in the 1955-56 season, and based on John Steinbeck’s novels Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday,  PIPE DREAM has not been seen in a full orchestral production in New York City until now. Cast announced for Carnegie Hall's Historic Concert of THE SOUND OF MUSIC! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1045 Carnegie Hall today announced that its one-night-only concert performance of The Sound of Music on Tuesday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage will star Laura Osnes as Maria Rainer.  Co-starring alongside Osnes will be Tony Goldwyn as Captain von Trapp.  Additional cast members include Brooke Shields as Elsa Schräder, Patrick Page as Max Detweiler, and Stephanie Blythe as The Mother Abbess. Leslie Uggams Joins the cast of PIPE DREAM at Encores! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1044 <p>Tony Award–winner Leslie Uggams has joined the cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Pipe Dream, to be presented by New York City Center Encores! series, March 28 – April 1. Ms. Uggams will play Fauna, the proprietress of the Bear Flag Café, the local brothel.</p><br /> R&H Songwriter Dory Previn Shannon Dies 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1043 <p>We mourn the passing of Williamson Music writer Dory Previn Shannon, who died this morning.  Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner, this lyricist/composer/novelist/author/playwright and recording artist died on Tuesday morning, February 14, at her home in Massachusetts, according to her husband, artist Joby Baker. She was 86 years old.</p><p></p> Tom Wopat and Will Chase Join Laura Osnes in Rodgers and Hammerstein's PIPE DREAM 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1041 Tom Wopat and Will Chase have joined the previously announced Laura Osnes in the New York City Center Encores! production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Pipe Dream, running March 28 - April 1. Pipe Dream will be directed by Marc Bruni with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Kelli Barclay, and will play for seven performances at New York City Center, West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. Irving Berlin Music Company Re-Signs with Imagem Music Group, Rodgers & Hammerstein 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1037 Relationship Dating From 1990 Continues With Global Representation of Irving Berlin Brand and Grand Rights, and On-Going Music Publishing Representation in North America Matthew Morrison Hosts New PBS Special, "Oscar Hammerstein II: OUT OF MY DREAMS." 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1038 Matthew Morrison will host a brand-new PBS special celebrating one of America's greatest theatrical geniuses.  OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II: OUT OF MY DREAMS is a celebration of the most acclaimed lyricist and librettist of the 20th century.  Brimming over with movie clips from his greatest musicals, this new PBS special features interviews with Stephen Sondheim, Harold Prince, Shirley Jones, Mitzi Gaynor, Hammerstein family members and others. Laura Osnes to Star in Rodgers & Hammerstein's PIPE DREAM 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1036 Laura Osnes has been cast as Suzy in the New York City Center Encores! production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Pipe Dream running March 28 - April 1. Pipe Dream will be directed by Marc Bruni with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Kelli Barclay, and will play for seven performances at New York City Center, West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. The Encores! presentation marks the first time the musical will be seen on the New York stage since the original production closed in June 1956. Mark Brokaw to direct the first Broadway-Bound production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1035 Mark Brokaw will direct the new, first-ever Broadway-bound production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, it has been announced by Robyn Goodman, who will produce the musical along with Aged in Wood Productions. Exclusive Sound of Music Discount 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1033 Like <a title="The Sound of Music on Facebook" href="">THE SOUND OF MUSIC on Facebook</a> and get $3.00 off the Blu-ray. New Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Aims For 2012-13 Season on Broadway 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1032 A new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA -- with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II -- is aiming for an opening next season on Broadway following a workshop production in April 2012, it was announced on December 8 by producer Robyn Goodman, who will produce the musical along with Aged in Wood Productions. New Recordings of Your Favorite Songs 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1031 Looking for the perfect gift for the music lover in your life? Here are some new albums that feature some of your favorite songs... Tom Chambers and Summer Strallen Lead Cast in West End Transfer of Irving Berlin's TOP HAT 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1028 Following a 17 week UK tour and seventy seven years after its movie release, TOP HAT will receive its West End stage premiere at the Aldwych Theatre previewing from 19 April, with press night on 9 May 2012. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, November 12, 2011. IN THE HEIGHTS Now Available for Professional Licensing 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1027 ‘Paciencia y Fe’ Non Más...IN THE HEIGHTS is now available for Professional Licensing! The Sound of Music opens in Salzburg - Video 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_558 THE SOUND OF MUSIC opened on Sunday October 23rd in Salzburg Austria -- the first time the stage musical has ever been seen in the city where the story began. Watch the video A Rodgers, Hammerstein and Berlin Trifecta! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1030 On any given weekend you can find in your area a show or concert featuring the music and lyrics of the incomparable Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II or Irving Berlin. Footloose Original Broadway Cast Recording available again! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1026 Ghostlight Records releases a revised and re-mastered version of FOOTLOOSE The Musical's Original Broadway Cast Recording. Historian Jean Baker discusses ASYLUM 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1025 “Asylum: The Strange Case of Mary Lincoln” is an outstanding musical drama based on Mary Lincoln’s tragic, but ultimately ennobling life. As theater the drama combines historical accuracy with a successful script and some captivating music and lyrics. Indeed presented in New York a few years ago, the play received excellent reviews along with a full-house for its performances off Broadway. Carnegie Hall Is Alive With The Sound of Music 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1023 <p>On April 24, 2012 Carnegie Hall will present <a href="">THE SOUND OF MUSIC</a> in the <a href="">Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage</a>, as a gala benefit for Carnegie Hall, this one-night-only concert performance of the beloved musical will provide support for music education programs of the Weill Music Institute.</p> To Whom It May Concern 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1021 In celebration of the 50th anniversary of  <a title="Rodgers & Hammerstein" href="">Rodgers & Hammerstein</a>'s <a title="Flower Drum Song" href="">FLOWER DRUM SONG</a>Nancy Kwan who is best known for her portrayal of Linda Low is hosting a double feature and talk back at the <a title="Egyptian Theatre" href="" target="_blank">Egyptian Theatre</a> in LA. An Irving Berlin Celebration at Hofstra 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1020 Come join us for An Irving Berlin Celebration! Join The Gray Wig Alumni Theatre Company and Hofstra Entertainment (at Hofstra University) as they celebrate the music of Irving Berlin in An Irving Berlin Celebration. The Hills Are Alive 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1013 <p>As Summer 2011 arrives, THE SOUND OF MUSIC continues to flourish on stages the world over.</p> Never-Before-Seen SOUND OF MUSIC Home Movie Footage 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1018 <p>Never-before-seen clips from personal home movie footage of the making of "The Sound Of Music" You can find more home movie footage in <a title="Sound of Music Scrapbook" href="" target="_blank">THE SOUND OF MUSIC FAMILY SCRAPBOOK</a> by Fred Bronson available through starting April, 2012</p> Spotlight on 'Allegro 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1015 <p>Bill Rudman hosts an hour's visit with Ted Chapin, president of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, focusing on Chapin's first complete recording of ALLEGRO.</p> SOPHISTICATED LADIES on So You Think You Can Dance... 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1014 <p>Did you catch So You Think You Can Dance this week? Check out this great performance to "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" from Duke Ellington's <a href="" title="Sophisticated Ladies">SOPHISTICATED LADIES</a>.</p> London Welcomes SOUTH PACIFIC 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1012 <p>Lincoln Center Theaters acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC comes to Britain this summer.</p> A Pipe Dream No Longer, Rodgers & Hammerstein's PIPE DREAM Is Back! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1010 <p>Unavailable for performance in the USA since 1990,Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical rarity <a href="" title="Pipe Dream">PIPE DREAM</a> can once again be licensedand will be presented as part of New York City Centers Encores! series in 2012.</p> Audra McDonald to sing "You'll Never Walk Alone" at the AIDS WALK 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1009 <p>Audra McDonald who won the first of her (so far) four Tony Awards for her role in the 94 Broadway revival of CAROUSEL will be singing that scores timeless anthem, Youll Never Walk Alone, at AIDS Walk New York this Sunday morning, May 15.</p> Adam Gwon wins the Kleban Prize 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1008 <p><a href="" title="Adam Gwon">Adam Gwon</a>composer of<a href="" title="Ordinary Days">ORDINARY DAYS</a>has won the Kleban Prize for Excellence in Musical Theatre Writing for his work as a lyricist.</p> YEOW! OKLAHOMA! Wins Top Prize at DC's Helen Hayes Awards 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1005 <p>Arena Stage's acclaimed and record-breaking production of<a href="" target="_self" title="Oklahoma!">OKLAHOMA!</a>took home top prizes at the Helen Hayes Awards in Washington DC on Monday night.</p> London Welcomes Bloody Mary 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1001 <p>Announced in London this morning was the exciting news that Hawaii's own Loretta Ables Sayre will re-create her Tony nominated performance as Bloody Mary when the 7-time Tony Award winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC comes to Britain this summer.</p> Our New Restored Editions 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1002 <p>If you have recently received performance materials for SOUTH PACIFIC or THE KING AND I, you may have noticed that we are now offering our newly restored editions of these musical classics. Along with CAROUSEL and THE SOUND OF MUSIC, SOUTH PACIFIC and THE KING AND I (and next years OKLAHOMA!) join our list of bright, new, computer generated and user-friendly performance editions.</p> SpotlightPromotion: CATS 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_983 <p><em>This offer has expired. </em>We have a deal thats the Cats Meow! Book CATS between December 1, 2010 and June 1, 2011 and your opening night royalty will be on us!</p> Irving Berlin and Pepsi Max 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_995 <p>Check out this great Pepsi-Max commercial using Irving Berlins iconic Anything You Can Do</p> New Shows Available for ALL Customers! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_984 <p>THE TIN PAN ALLEY RAG and DOUBLE TROUBLE are now available for performances by ALL customers.</p> ORDINARY DAYS Available for Professional Licensing 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_981 <p>R&H Theatricals will begin accepting applications for professional productions; CD release will coincide.</p> Ahrens & Flaherty on Adam Gwon 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_978 <p>Tony Award-winning team Ahrens and Flaherty discuss up-and-coming composer/lyricist Adam Gwon and his new musical ORDINARY DAYS.</p> Jellicles Can And Jellicles Do! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_972 <p>One of the longest running musicals in theatre history, <a href="">CATS</a> is easier (and more affordable) than ever.</p> In the Spotlight with Mark Saltzman, writer of The Tin Pan Alley Rag 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_969 <p>R&H chats with Mark Saltzman whose musical play, THE TIN PAN ALLEY RAG, recently made its New York debut.</p> Find R&H On Facebook and Twitter 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_970 <p>The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization is proud to announce that we are now on Facebook and Twitter!</p> Commemorative Edition Librettos 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_974 <p>If you want to curl up in your easy chair and revisit the lyrics and dialogue to a classic musical like OKLAHOMA or THE SOUND OF MUSIC...</p> R&H "Serving Up Musical Comfort Food" 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_998 <p class="x_MsoNormal">"MADISON AVENUE is alive with the sound of The Sound of Music... as more than a dozen marketers use songs by <a class="meta-per" href="" title="More articles about Richard Rodgers.">Richard Rodgers</a> and <a class="meta-per" href="" title="More articles about Oscar II Hammerstein.">Oscar Hammerstein II</a> in commercials" says The New York Times</p> Two By Two Q&A with Jason Alexander 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_973 <p>A re-telling of the story of Noah and the ark, TWO BY TWO has seen numerous revivals over the years, with the most recent high-profile staging presented by Reprise Theatre Company in Los Angeles last November, starring Jason Alexander and Faith Prince. Jason Alexander is one very busy guy, but we were grateful he took some time to speak with us.</p> Get to Know the R&H Staff 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_971 <p>Show Business introduces you to members of our R&H Theatricals Staff with a Q&A. Get to know Materials and Foreign Licensing Manager Rob Shapiro...</p> Get to Know the R&H Staff: Dana Saltzman 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_982 <p>We're here to help. Learn about the employees of R&H Theatricals.  Get to know Director of Marketing and Digitial Media, Dana Saltzman.</p> Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of THE SOUND OF MUSIC! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_964 <p>Monday, November 16, marks the 50th Anniversary of the Broadway premiere for the most beloved musical of all time, THE SOUND OF MUSIC.</p> WHITE CHRISTMAS on DVD 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_958 <p>The timeless holiday favorite debuts in a new Anniversary Edition DVD November 3, 2009. <a style="color: #2166a2;" href="">Get your copy now!</a></p> SOUTH PACIFIC Launches US National Tour 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_929 <p>The seven-time 2008 Tony Award winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammersteins SOUTH PACIFIC, directed by Bartlett Sher, launches its National Tour in September.</p> The LIGHT in Lincolnshire 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_930 <p>R&H Theatricals' Charlie Scatamacchia recently attended the first professional U.S. production of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA in-the-round at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, IL, and spoke with the creatives and cast about their experience the show.</p> ENCHANTED EVENING: Rodgers & Hammerstein at the Movies 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_931 <p>RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN AT THE MOVIES is a new concert event in which iconic moments from the great Rodgers & Hammerstein movie musicals are screened in front of world class symphonies providing live orchestral accompaniment.</p> Where the Sun Never Sets 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_932 <p>RHO President Ted Chapin talks about his job and the presence of Rodgers, Hammerstein and Berlin around the world.</p> THE SOUND OF MUSIC Across The Globe 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_933 <p>The hills are alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC--all over the world, it seems.</p> SMOKEY JOE'S on the Seven Seas 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_934 <p>Mike Stoller (half of the world famous song writing team of Leiber and Stoller) took a cruise of the Mediterranean where he was a special guest on Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Jade. He and his wife saw the shipboard performance of SMOKEY JOE'S CAF and reported back...</p> Williamson Music's New Songbooks 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_935 <p>Omigod You Guys! Williamson Music announces the release of two new songbooks: <em>LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL</em> and <em>The Sheldon Harnick Songbook</em>...</p> FOOTLOOSE from Minnesota to Istanbul 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_957 <p>The University of Minnesota Duluth has begun performances of FOOTLOOSE in a co-production with Istanbul University State Conservatory in Turkey...</p> The Tin Pan Alley Rag at the Roundabout Theatre Company 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_1011 <p>Watch scenes from <a href="" title="Tin Pan Alley Rag">THE TIN PAN ALLEY RAG</a> at the Roundabout Theatre</p> JOSEPH All the Time! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_928 <p>R&H will now be able to license both the original and U.K. versions of JOSEPH with an absolute minimum of restrictions...</p> Dreaming of a WHITE CHRISTMAS? 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_919 <p>Dream no longer! R&H Theatricals is thrilled to announce that beginning immediatelyamateur performance rights are available to Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS...</p> Josephs & Cinderellas 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_920 <p>Did you notice that we have two versions of both JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT and CINDERELLA?</p> New Logos & Stage Promotions 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_921 <p>As you know, R&H now provides new show artwork on a user-friendly CD that is shipped to you with your script and musical materials.You can now order this new artwork on custom tee shirts, posters and program covers from Stage Promotions...</p> Bill Millerd/Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_922 <p>R&H licenses many large- and medium-scale tours all across the globe, but was interested to learn about the Arts Club Theatre's small-scale tours of Vancouver.We asked Artistic Managing Director Bill Millerd to talk to us about this area of his business...</p> An Interview with Liz Callaway, Cris Groenendaal and Family 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_923 <p>R&H Theatricals Charlie Scatamacchia speaks with two generations of artists about Broadway, community theatre, SOUTH PACIFIC, Rodgers and Hammerstein and the power of musicals.Read the full interview with Liz Callaway, Dan Foster, Nicholas Foster, Cris Groenendaal, Susan Anderson, and Emily Groenendaal...</p> Spotlight Promotion: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_924 <p>Present ONCE UPON A MATTRESS from Oct. 1, 2009 Oct. 1, 2010 and your opening night royalty is on us!</p> Did You See It? R&H Shows on National Tour 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_925 <p>What do I LOVE A PIANO, FOOTLOOSE and ALTAR BOYZ have in common?All three shows have just wound up the latest legs of national tours that have left thousand of happy audience in their wakes...</p> R&H Tips for Materials Returns 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_926 <p>Have you had trouble gathering all the materials after your show?Have you been charged for damages materials because of markings in the scripts and scores? Well, we have three tips to save you a post-production headache...</p> Get to Know the R&H Theatricals Staff: Christina Haritopoulos 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_927 <p>Show Business introduces you to the members of our R&H Theatricals Staff with a Q&A. In this issue, get to know Amateur Licensing Representative Christina Haritopolous...</p> Imagem Music Group Buys R&H 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_918 <p>Imagem Music has acquired the rights to the songs and musicals of Rodgers & Hammerstein, as well as this organization...<a style="color: #2166a2;" href=""><br /></a></p> Want to be Part Of It All? 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_959 <p>Now you can! R&H Theatricals is thrilled to announce that amateur and professional performance rights are available for Hunter Bells and Jeff Bowens original Broadway musical <em>[title of show]...</em></p> The Dances of R&H 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_960 <p>License CAROUSEL or OKLAHOMA! and youll receive a choreography DVD with your materials featuring the legendary Agnes de Mille...</p> Eric Schaeffer Helms SHOW BOAT 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_961 <p>Signature Theatre is a Tony Award-winning, non-profit professional theater company with a mission to produce contemporary musicals and plays, reinvent classic musicals, develop new work, and reach its community through engaging educational and outreach opportunities...</p> An Interview with John Bucchino 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_962 <p>We wanted to get to know a bit more about the composer and lyricist behind ITS ONLY LIFE and A CATERED AFFAIR...</p> Get to Know the R&H Theatricals Staff: Michelle Yaroshko 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_963 <p>Show Business introduces you to the members of our R&H Theatricals Staff with a Q&A. In this issue, get to know Professional Licensing Manager, Michelle Yaroshko...</p> Some Enchanted SOUTH PACIFIC 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_914 <p>In early spring there were several enchanted afternoons for SOUTH PACIFIC devotees. This year marks a half century since the film version of SOUTH PACIFIC burst onto the screen...</p> Rodgers & Hammerstein in the UK 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_915 <p>When President Obama visited Buckingham Palace earlier this spring, and presented Queen Elizabeth II with a copy of the 1951 RODGERS & HART SONGBOOK signed by the composer, the gift was perfectly in sync with Britain's on-going love affair with all things Rodgers...</p> Songwriters Hall of Fame Honors Stephen Schwartz & Maxyne Lang 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_916 <p>Williamson Music President Maxyne Lang and Williamson Music composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz will be recipients of awards from the Songwriter's Hall of Fame this year...</p> R&H: Recognition & Honors 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_917 <p>The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization has recently won two prestigious industry awards in Internet marketing and for our partnership with Microsoft...</p> R&H Reaches New "Heights"! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_966 <p>R&H Theatricals announces its representation of the stock & amateur rights to IN THE HEIGHTS...<a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> R&H Launches a New Podcast Series, The Sweetest Sounds 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_913 <p>The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization is now home to a newly launched podcast series on <a href="" target="_blank">iTunes</a>.The Sweetest Sounds is an ongoing series of audio podcasts highlighting the musicals and authors we proudly represent...</p> ALLEGRO--First Complete Recording! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_912 <p>This new recording is now available...</p> Show Logos Now Available from R&H Theatricals 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_903 <p>Beginning February 17, 2009, we will include with every shipment of rehearsal materials, at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE, a logo for the show you have licensed. The logo artwork will be provided on a CD and will arrive in plenty of time for use in promoting your production...</p> JOSEPH (UK93), Megamix and Merchandise 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_904 <p>R&H is proud to announce a new edition of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT and the availability of JOSEPH Merchandise...</p> ASYLUM and Lincoln's Bicentennial 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_905 <p>2009 marks a very special historical milestonethe bicentennial of Abraham Lincolns birthand R&H Theatricals has acquired a fascinating musical to commemorate this event...</p> ALTAR BOYZ: Raise the Praise 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_906 <p>ALTAR BOYZ is definitely one of our favorite things, and theatres around the world agree. We spoke to a few customers who had great success with this show, so you can see why it's the perfect show for you...</p> GREAT Things Come in SMALL Packages 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_907 <p>If your production budget is currently straining under the weight of large scale shows, you can still present the high quality entertainmentfull of the first rate words and music, humor and pathos that your audiences expect...</p> Get to Know the R&H Theatricals Staff: Larisa "Lissi" Borshman 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_908 <p>Show Business introduces you to the members of our R&H Theatricals Staff with a Q&A. This issue, we get to know Amateur Licensing Representative Larisa "Lissi" Borshman...</p> WHITE CHRISTMAS Songbook 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_909 <p>Get your copy of the new WHITE CHRISTMAS Songbook from <a style="color: #2166a2;" href="">Hal Leonard</a> today...</p> Cabrillo Music Theatre Continues to Thrive 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_910 <p>Though many theatres today are facing dire financial challenges, many more continue to meet their challenges and "whistle a happy tune." We are pleased to share with you an interview with Carole Nussbaum of Cabrillo Music Theatre in Thousand Oaks, Californiaa theatre she has brought back from the brink...</p> State Farm Insurance Features "Sixteen Going On Seventeen" 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_911 <p>To promote their new teen driving website, State Farm Insurance uses "Sixteen Going On Seventeen" in their television ads and also offers a free download of the new recording on their website. Check out <a href="" target="_blank"></a> to get your copy...</p> ALLEGRO: A Complete Recording At Last 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_899 <p>The complete recording of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1947 Broadway musical Allegro will be released Feb. 3, 2009, by SONY Masterworks Broadway. Ted Chapin shares his thoughts on the development of this amazing project...</p> The Complete Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_900 <p>This new book features more than 850 lyrics, from "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" to "Some Enchanted Evening." Edited by Amy Asch, with an Introduction by Ted Chapin, and an essay, "Random Reflections," by Alice Hammerstein Mathias...</p> This Winter, Broadway Was Dreaming of a "WHITE CHRISTMAS" 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_901 <p>Global warming may have brought mild temperatures and rain to New York City on Christmas Day, but for nearly seven glorious weeks, the forecast was for snow every night (and twice on matinee days) inside the Marquis Theater...</p> CAROUSEL Takes an "Enchanting" Turn in London 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_902 <p>Rodgers and Hammersteins CAROUSEL opened in London on December 2nd, 2008, to rave reviews. Starring Lesley Garrett as Nettie Fowler, directed by Lindsay Posner and choreographed by Adam Cooper, CAROUSEL returned to the West End after a UK tour for the first time since the Royal National Theatre production in 1992...</p> Newly-engraved Bennett Symphonic Arrangement of Slaughter on Tenth Avenue 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_965 <p>Newly-engraved full score and orchestral parts for Robert Russell Bennett's symphonic arrangement of Richard Rodgers' Slaughter on Tenth Avenue..</p> R&H Office Virtual Tour 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_898 <p>The team from our West 40th Street office joined forces with our colleagues based on West 28th Street, only steps away from legendary Tin Pan Alley. We want to share a few views of our newly-renovated new space with you...</p> Pre-Production Packs 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_897 R&H Theatricals will now make available to you a script and a score for your pre-production needs. Spotlight Promotion: BIG RIVER 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_890 <p>A Classic Deal for an American Classic: present BIG RIVER anytime from October 1, 2008 to October 1, 2009, and opening night royalties are on us...</p> WHITE CHRISTMAS on Broadway! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_841 <p>Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, a new stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, is now playing at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway this holiday season...</p> Returning Your Materials Is as Easy as A-B-C! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_885 <p>Learn the three easy steps to returning your materials to us, and you'll be singing "Do-Re-Mi" in no time...</p> Annie Get Your Gun(s) 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_886 <p>Did you know we have two excellent versions of Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN? Our "Classic Version"stems from the 1966 New York production revised by the authors themselves, our "Peter Stone Version" comes from the 1999 Tony Award winning Broadway revival...</p> A Grand Night For Singing 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_887 <p>Conceived by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie, this revue takes us on a flirtatious flight through popular and lesser-known gems of the Rodgers and Hammerstein canon...</p> Almost Paradise 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_888 <p>On a recent chaperoned trip to New York City these lucky thespians found themselves recreating the opening number from their high school production of FOOTLOOSE on the Great White Way...</p> The Girl Gets Around 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_891 <p>FOOTLOOSE will be covering a lot of ground when it begins the 10th Anniversary National Tour at New Havens Shubert Theatre on December 26, 2008...</p> What's the Buzz? 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_892 <p>Tell me what's happening! New developments for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR...</p> Everybody's Doin' It 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_893 <p>Conceived by Ray Roderick and Michael Berkeley, this evening of songs by Irving Berlin, Americas pre-eminent tunesmith, is a toe tapping, heart warming, and uplifting evening of the kind you just dont see anymore...</p> Get to Know the R&H Theatricals Staff 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_894 <p>Get to know the members of the R&H Theatricals Staff in each issue of our email newsletter, Show Business...</p> The Getting to Know (G2K) Collection 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_884 <p>The Getting To Know (G2K) Collection offers a pioneering approach to producing and performing classic, beloved musicals with elementary, middle and junior high school students and youth theatre performers...</p> WHITE CHRISTMAS on Broadway Announces Leading Cast Members 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_895 <p>The upcoming Broadway production of IRVING BERLINS WHITE CHRISTMAS is pleased to announce that Stephen Bogardus, Kerry OMalley, Jeffry Denman, Meredith Patterson, Charles Dean and Susan Mansur will lead a cast of 33 in the highly anticipated holiday engagement...</p> Richard Rodgers Bandshell Reborn in His Childhood Park 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_896 <p>On Aug. 21, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the city's renovation plans for The Richard Rodgers Bandshell, which are funded by $4 million from the city and a generous $1 million contribution from The Rodgers Family Foundation...</p> On the Record: John Bucchino 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_877 <p>Get to know Williamson Music's John Bucchino on two fantastic recordings: A CATERED AFFAIR and IT'S ONLY LIFE...</p> On the Jukebox: John Pizzarelli and the Richard Rodgers Piano Rolls 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_878 <p>Twenty-nine years after his death, Richard Rodgers continues to delight music lovers everywhere as his work is revitalized. This summer two distinct albums of Richard Rodgers music have been released, one gives his timeless music a modern twist and the other unveils Rodgers playing, conducting and singing his works...</p> Salzburg Marionettes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_881 <p>With beautifully hand-carved Austrian puppets performing to a specially-created soundtrack, THE SOUND OF MUSIC is currently playing in Salzburg until late September...</p> CINDERELLA on Tour in Asia, Starring Lea Salonga 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_882 <p>This summer, Broadway Asia Entertainment presents Rodgers & Hammersteins CINDERELLA starring Tony Award winning actress Lea Salonga...</p> Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS Arrives on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_876 <p>Following acclaimed engagements from San Francisco to Boston, Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, a new stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, will arrive at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway this holiday seasonguaranteeing that New York will have a white Christmas!</p> Around the World 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_880 <p>R&H's own Ted Chapin, Bert Fink and Victoria Traube recently traveled to Los Angeles, Salzburg, and Rio De Janeiro, respectively, and gave us their first-hand accounts of R&H's presence around the world...</p> LEGALLY BLONDE Songwriters Sign with Williamson Music 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_883 <p>As LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL welcomes its newest star to Broadway, Williamson Music is proud to announce its music publishing representation of the musical's score, written by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin.</p> CBC TV Audience Chooses Their Maria to Star in THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Toronto 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_879 <p>CBC reality TV winner Elicia MacKenzie, selected by the Canadian public to star as Maria in Torontos new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Minutes after she learned the happy news, Elicia posed with R&H President Ted Chapin, and SOUND OF MUSIC producer Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber...</p> A 12-Year Run 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_889 <p>I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE composer, Jimmy Roberts, gave a moving speech on the closing night of the long-running and record-breaking Off-Broadway production of his show. After 5,001 performances over 12 years in New York City, I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE will continue its success in theatres around the world...</p> [title of show] at R&H! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_871 <p>[title of show] opens on Broadway in July at the Lyceum Theater...</p> R&H welcomes [title of show] to R&H Theatricals and Williamson Music 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_872 <p>R&H is proud to announce that it has acquired the stock and amateur rights and music publishing rights to [title of show], written by Jeff Bowen (music and lyrics), and Hunter Bell (book)...</p> Attention Theatricals Customers: Shipment Schedule Change 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_873 <p>Due to the relocation of our Shipping & Receiving Departments NO SHIPMENTS WILL BE MADE DURING THE WEEK OF JULY 7TH, 2008 AND POSSIBLY THE WEEK OF JULY 14TH...</p> Attention Concert Customers: Shipment Schedule Change 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_874 <p>Due to the relocation of our Shipping & Receiving Departments NO SHIPMENTS WILL BE MADE DURING THE WEEK OF JULY 7TH, 2008 AND POSSIBLY THE WEEK OF JULY 14TH...</p> PAL JOEY on Broadway This Fall! Christian Hoff Stars in Title Role 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_870 <p>Rodgers & Hart's PAL JOEY, starring Stockard Channing, Christian Hoff and Martha Plimpton, begins performances on Nov. 14, 2008 on Broadway...</p> SOUTH PACIFIC Tony Winners Video on 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_869 <p>Visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a> to see the reactions of the SOUTH PACIFIC Tony Winners directly following the Tony Awards ceremony on June 15, 2008...</p> Some Enchanted Evening 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_865 <p>SOUTH PACIFIC wins Best Revival of a Musical and a total of seven 2008 Tony Awards...</p> Miranda Reaches New Heights 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_867 <p>Williamson Musics Lin-Manuel Miranda wins a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album!</p> I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change Has Its Final Off-Broadway Bow 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_863 <p>I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change Has Its Final Off-Broadway Bow...</p> A Catered Affair on Television! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_864 <p>Be sure to tune into The View on Thursday and the Tony Awards on Sunday for cast performances from A Catered Affair on TV...</p> South Pacific at Barnes & Noble 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_861 <p>The cast of South Pacific and the author of The South Pacific Companion Book took the stage at Barnes & Noble in Lincoln Square to delight the audience with songs and tales from South Pacific...</p> Robert Russell Bennett: The Man Who Gave Broadway Its Sound 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_862 <p>To celebrate Robert Russell Bennett's Honorary Tony Award this year, R&H's own Director of Music, Bruce Pomahac, wrote an article about Bennett for Backstage...</p> SOUTH PACIFIC Cast Recording Now Available; Album and Book Signing Event in NYC June 5! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_857 <p>Order your copy of the Lincoln Center Theater Broadway Revival Cast Recording of SOUTH PACIFIC from <a href=""></a> today...</p> The R&H Concert Library Wants to Work for You! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_859 <p>We're very interested in hearing from you, and have created a custom questionnaire to address your comments and concerns. Please email us at <a href=""></a> and we'll send you the form today...</p> Show Boat in Concert at Carnegie Hall: One Night Only! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_860 <p>On June 10th, 2008, Show Boat in Concert comes to Carnegie Hall in New York City for a one night performance. This sweeping epic musical from Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern stars Carolee Carmello, Gregg Edelman, Nathan Gunn and Gavin Lee...</p> SOUTH PACIFIC Garners 11 Tony Award Nominations! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_858 <p>Broadways first revival of SOUTH PACIFIC received 11 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical Revival, it was announced in Manhattan this morning...</p> Keep Talking Happy Talk 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_838 <p>Happy Talk is now available in your inbox! With the launch of our new website comes the launch of a new Happy Talk that you only receive by email...</p> SOUTH PACIFIC Opening Night Video on 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_856 Visit <a href=""></a>to see footage from SOUTH PACIFIC's opening night on Broadway, April 3, 2008. Signs of the Times 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_855 <p>On April 21, Lincoln Center Theater raised a banner heralding their hit production of SOUTH PACIFIC. And on April 18, Bloomingdale's unveiled a SOUTH PACIFIC window display at their flagship store...</p> American Idol's Blake Lewis Inspired by Irving Berlin's "Puttin' On The Ritz" 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_854 On his 2007 debut album, American Idol Season 6 runner-up, Blake Lewis, used Irving Berlin's "Puttin' On The Ritz"to inspire his song "Gots To Get Her." His album of hip-hop infused R&B creates a brand new sound for "Puttin On The Ritz," which originally debuted in the 1920s. Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical Cast Album Now Available 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_846 Proving to be a huge hit in professional theatres across the country, Mid-Life! is now a brand-new studio cast recording. I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Save! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_847 Spotlight Promotion: Present I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change anytime from now until October 1, 2008, and opening night royalties are on us! Altar Boyz Is Now Available for Amateur Performance Rights! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_848 We are now accepting amateur theatre applications for Altar Boyz productions beginning January 1, 2009. Bring the Altar Boyz to your community or school today, and you'll see why audiences can't resist the story of Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham. Apply online now! Reefer Madness Wins Helen Hayes Awards in D.C.! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_849 Studio Theatre 2ndStage's production of Reefer Madness in Washington, D.C., won two Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Resident Musical and Outstanding Director on April 28, 2008. Lin-Manuel Miranda on Broadway! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_850 Lin-Manuel Miranda's new musical, IN THE HEIGHTS, is now playing on Broadway. Williamson Music's Miranda wrote both the lyrics and music to the show, creating a fresh new sound on The Great White Way. A CATERED AFFAIR on Broadway! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_851 A CATERED AFFAIR, the new musical with a score by Williamson Music's John Bucchino is now playing on Broadway! Bob and Jim Walton's Mid-Life! Now Available on CD 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_852 Williamson Music's Bob and Jim Walton have just recorded the cast album for their musical, Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical. Take Your Audience to the SOUTH PACIFIC 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_853 <p>Join us in celebrating the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC!</p> SOUTH PACIFIC Cast Recording 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_842 The Lincoln Center Theater cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC is now available from Sony BMG Masterworks on <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. The SOUTH PACIFIC Companion Book 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_843 A must-have for any fan of SOUTH PACIFIC, this is the first authorized companion to the many memorable productions of the show that span over 70 years. Order your copy on Amazon today. SOUTH PACIFIC Gets Open Run 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_844 Only one day after SOUTH PACIFIC opened to fantastic reviews, Lincoln Center Theater announced the first Broadway revival of the show will now play an open-ended run. Summer Strallen Now Starring in The Sound of Music 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_845 Star of the British TV hit show, Hollyoaks, Summer Strallen has taken over the role of Maria in the production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, now playing at the London Palladium in the West End. Lin-Manuel Miranda on Broadway! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_840 Lin-Manuel Miranda's new musical, IN THE HEIGHTS, is now playing on Broadway. Williamson Music's Miranda wrote both the lyrics and music to the show. A CATERED AFFAIR on Broadway! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_839 A CATERED AFFAIR, the new musical with a score by Williamson Music's John Bucchino is now playing on Broadway! Spotlight Promotion: A Deal Fit for a King! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_836 Something wonderful is coming your way from R&H Theatricals: Present THE KING AND I anytime between now and October 1, 2008, and opening night royalties are on us! Spotlight Promotion: A Deal Fit for a King! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_837 Something wonderful is coming your way from R&H Theatricals: Present THE KING AND I anytime between now and October 1, 2008, and opening night royalties are on us! Grand Time in a Grand Duchy 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_875 R&H's own Bert Fink recalls the first performances of Irving Berlin's CALL ME MADAM in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in November, 2007. Smokey Joe's Is Smokin' 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_779 Connecticut audiences experienced the thrill of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at the SMOKEY JOE'S IS SMOKIN' Thomaston Opera House in March Some Enchanted Evening 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_781 Country music superstar Reba McEntire and Broadway's Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will reunite for three concert performances of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific Something Wonderful: The King And I At Drury Lane 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_786 Hailed by The Chicago Tribune as ""an honest, likeable, appealing show that's pleasing to both eye and ear"" The Rodgers & Hammerstein Musical Scene Study Guide 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_809 An exciting new tool for everyone involved in musical theatre. THE RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN MUSICAL SCENE STUDY GUIDE is the first book of its kind. THEY SAY THAT FALLING IN LOVE IS WONDERFUL- Charlie Scatamacchia, V.P. of R&H Theatricals 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_818 We all have stories about the first time we fell in love...with musical theatre Trace The Music 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_820 TRACE THE MUSIC In late March, New York City Center's Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert presented the first full-scale restoration of the sharply satirical 1932 Broadway revue. Walk On, Walk On, With Hope In Your Heart 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_824 May, 1991. The devastating AIDS epidemic was just beginning to enter its second heartbreaking decade. Williamson Music Signs Publishing Deal For Grey Gardens 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_832 "Williamson Music has taken on music publishing representation of the score for the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical GREY GARDENS, featuring music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie. Bringing Oklahoma! Into Oklahoma Classrooms 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_577 As part of its State's 2007 Centennial Celebrations, the Lyric Theater of Oklahoma has developed a dynamic and entertaining school program called Oklahoma! Interactive. With All The Frills Upon It 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_833 In February, the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres just outside Minneapolis presented the world premiere of a new stage musical, Irving Berlin's EASTER PARADE. You're Doin' Fine Oklahoma! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_835 In a poll taken by Zogby International in February, Americans con-firmed that when they think of the State of Oklahoma, they first recall the classic R&H musical that shares the state's name and spirit. Footloose At St. Francis 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_606 Dean Pitchford, author and lyricist of Footloose, saw his work performed at St. Francis High School in La Ca-ada, California. HOMECOMING QUEEN: Kelli O'Hara Returns Home to Oklahoma to Star in Summer 2007 Centennial Production 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_650 Two time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara (The Light In The Piazza, THE PAJAMA GAME) will return to her home state of Oklahoma this summer to star as Laurey in the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's production of the classic R&H musical. I Love You, You're Perfect, Now China 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_652 Hot off a four-week run late last year in Shanghai, the producers of I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE have taken their popular production on the road. Legendary Composer Charles Strouse Signs With Williamson Music 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_665 Charles Strouse, the Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning composer has brought his vast music publishing portfolio to Williamson Music. NEW SHOW IN DEVELOPMENT: Bright Lights, Big City 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_717 The story of a disillusioned young writer living in New York City, who turns to drugs and drinking to block out the memories of his dead mother and estranged wife. R&H Theatricals World Premiere Weekend Easter Parade & Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_758 Warm spring weather in Minnesota provided an appropriate setting for a World Premiere Weekend 2007: A YEAR of ANNIVERSARIESOne hundred years ago 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_542 The state of Oklahoma celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, having joined the Union as the 46th state on November 16th, 1907. The Rodgers & Hammerstein Movie Ladies Meet The Jersey Boys 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_808 In November, four legendary stars came to New York to promote the newest DVD reissues of 20th Century Fox's classic Rodgers & Hammerstein movie musicals. Acoustics And Electronics 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_553 In doing some research recently into the original Broadway production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, I came across an interview with Richard Rodgers where he was explaining that they were installing 18 reverberator speakers around the theater to give the audience a sense of being surrounded by the nuns' choral singing. Craig Miller 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_592 Craig Miller, Director of the R&H Concert Library, a division of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, died on Monday, November 27, 2006 Dreamgirls Composer Henry Krieger Signs With Williamson Music 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_597 Henry Krieger, the Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer of the musical DREAMGIRLS, has brought a large share of his portfolio to Williamson Music for representation, effective immediately. Happy Anniversary, Cinderella.. Times Two! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_639 The year 2007 marks the 50th anniversary of the television broadcast of Rodgers & Hammersteins CINDERELLA, starring Julie Andrews. It's A Wonderful Mid-life! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_657 In February of 2006, R&H heard from our friends in Minnesota at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre that they had recently opened a new musical revue, entitled MID-LIFE. Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_715 While THE SOUND OF MUSIC continues a history-making tour across Asia that began in Shanghai in May of 2004, another Rodgers & Hammerstein classic is soon to make news in that part of the world as well... New Theatrical Resources For Rehearsal And Performance 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_719 "R&H Theatricals and Realtime Music Solutions are launching two new products to enhance and support live performances of classic musicals O-de layee odl lee-ee odl lay! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_741 Pop star sensation Gwen Stefani's newest album, THE SWEET ESCAPE, features a single that began burning up the charts in late 2006. PUSHING THE ENVELOPE: BBC RADIO CHATS WITH MICHAEL JOHN LaCHIUSA 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_754 We here at R&H are big admirers of classical music journalist and radio correspondent Edward Seckerson SAY IT WITH MUSIC: New on CD 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_771 In October, Ghostlight Records will release a cast album of the stage adaptation of Irving Berlins WHITE CHRISTMAS... Some Enchanted Evening, Guaranteed. 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_783 Weve heard it said that todays audiences are over-stimulated and have short attention spans. What's Going On At R&h? We'll Tell You! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_829 There is so much going on at The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. We want you to know about it! Calling All Altarholics! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_584 Check out the #1 ALTAR BOYZ fan site:</a>. Learn more about the show, bond with fellow ALTAR BOYZ fanatics and earn points for ALTAR BOYZ prizes. Christmas In Any Season 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_589 WHITE CHRISTMAS ""makes for great family fun, even when Christmas is half a year away,"" reported the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in July. Dynamic Duo 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_598 Brothers Bob and Jim Walton have tap danced and crooned countless times on the Broadway stage and have written together since 1991. Favorite Things 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_602 The new DVD from Rhino of SOUTH PACIFIC IN CONCERT FROM CARNEGIE HALL starring Reba McEntire, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Alec Baldwin... G2k Introducing Musical Theatre To Children 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_635 The Getting to Know... Collection is a pioneering approach to producing and performing beloved musicals with elementary, middle and junior high school students and youth theatre performers. International Productions 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_656 The Broadway musical has always been the quintessential American art form. Jellicles Can And Jellicles Do! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_661 Open up a box of CATS materials from R&H and youll see 20 vocal books, four piano vocal scores, 18 orchestral books, a full score, programming disks and a pair of yellow cat eyes staring back at you. King Of Diamonds 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_664 In June, audiences in Fort Worth, Texas, witnessed the return of Lou Diamond Phillips to THE KING AND I. Make Mine Rare...but Well Done! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_673 Of all the many challenges you face in running a theatre, one of the most daunting has to be deciding what to produce. Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_714 It has only been a few years, but stage productions of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, based on the classic Paramount Pictures film, are already becoming as traditional to the holiday season as candy canes, egg nog and Christmas cheer... My Life With Albertine Is Now Online! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_716 R&H Theatricals is proud to announce MY LIFE WITH ALBERTINE is now online. News from the R&H Concert Library: ANNIVERSARY MELODIES 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_728 Celebrate the State of Oklahoma centennial in 2007 with an instrumental arrangement of your favorite OKLAHOMA! melodies by Richard Rodgers. Say It With Music 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_769 New, or never before released on CD! SOUTH PACIFIC, the one-night-only concert of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Sea classic; performed at Carnegie Hall on June 9, 2005 Adler & Walker: I Believe 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_555 When AVENUE Q opened, its music director was a dynamic guy named Gary Adler. After Twenty-five Years, It's Nice To Know 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_556 Less than two years after Richard Rodgers' death, a young man named Ted Chapin was coming aboard to see if he could help steer R&H along for a little while. Author! Author! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_569 Late last year, Williamson Music's John Bucchino received the first Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters. For John Bucchino, Life Is Pretty Good Right Now 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_607 At the first annual Fred Ebb Awards in November, publisher Maxyne Berman Lang greets the first recipient, Williamson Music's John Bucchino, flanked by R&H Music's Sheldon Harnick It's An Art 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_658 Williamson Music has signed an array of extraordinarily talented writers recently, and this article is a chance to celebrate them all. Lopez & Marx: There's A Fine, Fine Line 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_671 Williamson Music represents over 3000 songs, and when compiled in one long list, the roster is quite impressive. Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_713 In 1961, when he was 13, he saw the original London production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the Palace Theatre...Today, he owns that theatre RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN ROYALTY by Ted Chapin 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_768 Julie Andrews and Shirley Jones. Both are supremely talented artists, both are Oscar winners, both have had flourishing careers on stage, on screen and on television. A Guide To The Dvd Special Anniversary Edition - Oklahoma! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_544 The first Rodgers & Hammerstein musical was also their first stage vehicle transferred to the big screen. A Guide To The Dvd Special Anniversary Edition - State Fair 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_545 Rodgers & Hammersteins only musical written expressly for the big screen, STATE FAIR holds a special place in the hearts of R&H fans. A Guide To The Dvd Special Anniversary Edition- The Sound Of Music 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_546 More than a year ago, R&H and Fox met to discuss the best way to celebrate THE SOUND OF MUSIC and to come up with a must have DVD edition. Basking In The Light 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_570 "Truth in advertising: by early summer, the posters for THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA were proclaiming it the most winning musical on Broadway, and with good reason. For The Record 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_626 The fastest-selling cast album in the history of Nonesuch Records, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: 20th CENTURY FOX RELEASES MILESTONE DVD EDITIONS OF R&H CLASSICS 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_640 Three classic Rodgers & Hammerstein movie musicals celebrate milestone anniversaries this year. Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_712 When the world premiere of Irving Berlins WHITE CHRISTMAS brought snow to San Francisco last year, locals were jubilant and critics were giddy with Christmas cheer Symphonic Piazza 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_796 The R&H Concert Library is proud to announce that a symphonic suite from THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA is now available. The Light In The Piazza Shines On Broadway 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_806 Composer/lyricist Adam Guettel and librettist Craig Lucas have been developing their musical, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, for several years. The Sound Of Music Comes Home 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_812 It is late in the second act of a performance of THE SOUND OF MUSIC the climactic Salzburg Festival sequence. All The Sounds Of The Earth: A Visit To The R&h Archives Of Recorded Sound 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_557 Think about what sounds are worth capturing: music, lyrics, the spoken word, live performances, broadcast performances, oral histories, etc. Now youll start to get a sense of the breadth of the collection at The Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound at the New York Public Library at Lincoln Center. Theres No People Like Show People: An Appreciation 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_816 Since the last issue of Happy Talk we have lost a rather large group of friends and colleagues. Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_711 To mark the 40th Anniversary of the most popular movie musical of all time THE SOUND OF MUSIC Fox Home Entertainment is creating a special 2-disc DVD edition "scoring Irving Berlins ""newest"" Musical" 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_774 In his day job, Bruce Pomahac is the resolute and cheerful Director of Music for The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. An Appreciation Of Norman Newell 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_559 Normal Newell was a gent. Known for a time as the British Goddard Lieberson, he produced many a cast album of American musicals in their West End incarnations. "weather Report: White Christmas As ""enchanting As A First Snow""" 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_826 It snowed on Christmas in San Francisco this year. Cinderella Dances Again To An All Rodgers Score 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_590 Pirouetting past Prokofiev, a new full-length ballet of the Cinderella tale was given its world premiere by Canada s Royal Winnipeg Ballet last October. For The Record 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_625 THE WOMAN IN WHITE (EMI/Angel), with its score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Zippel, looks to be haunting London's Palace Theatre for years to come Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_710 When Mary Rodgers saw Reba McEntire star on Broadway in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN a few years ago, she said, That woman should play Nellie Forbush some day!... News from R&H Theatricals: Remembering Anne Frank 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_724 Had she lived, Anne Frank would have turned 75 this year. Instead, she lives on, in memory and honor A Long Long Way To Run 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_548 In May 2004, an American production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, billed as the most extensive tour ever of a Western musical in China, began performances at the Shanghai Grand Theatre. Filling Out Cinderella's Dance Card 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_603 This fall, as the original CINDERELLA waltzes yet again, three other CINDERELLA-related events join her here at The R&H Organization It's Possible! Original Version Of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Returns To The Home Screen 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_659 As proof that impossible things are happening every day,"" we are pleased to announce that original 1957 tv production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA starring Julie Andrews air on PBSS GREAT PERFORMANCES in December coinciding with a DVD release from Image Entertainment. News from the Irving Berlin Music Company SALUTING THIS IS THE ARMY - BY ONE WHO WAS THERE 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_725 THIS IS THE ARMY was a seminal work in the life of Irving Berlin and a milestone in American cultural and military history as well R&h Theatricals 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_757 In the past two issues of Happy Talk we took our readers through a leisurely tour of the history of this unique organization. SOME ENCHANTED EVENING by Ted Chapin 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_782 When an evenings concert is bookended with performances by Jon Bon Jovi and Beyonc Knowles, you know something special is happening. The Business Of R&h, Part Ii 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_801 We were pleased to receive extraordinary feedback from readers of this newsletter who enjoyed our Winter 2004 story article on the founding and growth of Rodgers and Hammerstein's business enterprise The Light Shines In Chicago 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_807 ollowing its well-received world premiere at Seattles Intiman Theatre in June 2003, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA alighted next in Chicago in early 2004 for another equally well-received engagement. An Intriguing Second Life For Allegro 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_562 Rodgers and Hammersteins 1947 concept musical ALLEGRO was the one that got away. Call Me Madam Comes To Dvd 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_583 Citizens of Lichtenburg, rejoice! In April, Fox Home Entertainment released the long-awaited DVD edition of the 1953 movie version of CALL ME MADAM. Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_709 Irving Berlins holiday classic, the 1954 movie musical WHITE CHRISTMAS, is coming down off the screen and onto the stage of the Curran Theater in San Francisco starting later this fall... News from the Irving Berlin Music Company BERLIN BALLET 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_726 The Great American Songbook has never been off limits to the artistic visionaries of the New York City Ballet, and that tradition continued this spring Spellbinding Oklahoma! Comes To The Home Screen 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_790 Five years after it took London by storm, Trevor Nunns original award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammersteins OKLAHOMA! made its American small screen debut in November Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_708 China will welcome its first professional, English-language staging of THE SOUND OF MUSIC this spring, when a U. S.-based company brings the Alpine classic to the Peoples Republic News from The R&H Theatre Library LET'S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_730 Throughout last summer and fall, Broadway stars Maria Schaffel and Burke Moses lead a U.S. National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC News from Williamson Music: WELCOMING ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY, RENAISSANCE WOMAN 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_737 When it comes to her music, Ann Hampton Callaway doesnt mind that she defies categorization and shes got the role model to prove it Rodgers & Hammerstein Present: How Two Writers Changed The Business Of Broadway 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_767 This office has been around for a long time 60 years this winter, to be precise. "saying ""yes"" To No Strings" 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_773 In May, New York City Center concluded its 10th season of Encores! with NO STRINGS, the 1962 musical featu ring both music and lyics by a post Hammerstein Richard Rodgers... For The Record 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_624 The explosion of Rodgers in dance is carried to the big screen this winter in THE COMPANY, Robert Altman's new film "guettel And Lucas Step Into --the Light, With Rapturous"" Results" 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_637 Adam Guettel was looking for a love story. It was late 1998, and the acclaimed composer- lyricist of such haunting and startling music theater pieces as FLOYD COLLINS and MYTHS AND HYMNS was looking to challenge himself in a new way. I Could Write A Book 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_651 Geoffrey Block, editor of the fascinating RICHARD RODGERS READER (Oxford) is author of RICHARD RODGERS (Yale University Press), a new biography of the composer Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_707 Five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman is developing a new ballet set to the songs of Irving Berlin... "News from The R&H Theatre Library ROGER MILLER, ""THE JEROME CORN OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL""" 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_731 This summer, a unique version of BIG RIVER rolled on to Broadway captivating critics and audiences alike. Shall We Dance? Rodgers Takes His Place In Contemporary Ballet 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_775 For decades, Richard Rodgers was represented in the dance world by one ballet his sexy and sly SLAUGHTER ON TENTH AVENUE from ON YOUR TOES. BY YOUR PUPILS YOU'LL BE TAUGHT: INTRODUCING THE GETTING TO KNOW... COLLECTION by Tom Briggs 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_581 Why should kids have to wait until high school to discover the magic of musical theater? CHRISTINE JOHNSON RECALLS HER RIDE ON CAROUSEL by Ted Chapin 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_588 Christine Johnson originated the role of Nettie Fowler in the original production of CAROUSEL in 1945. For The Record 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_623 ""If I Loved You"" is the song of choice for this summers round of crossover albums from operatic talents: Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_706 ALLEGRO is that rare case -- a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that failed to find its original audience -- and its demise perplexed them both News from Williamson Music DAVID ZIPPEL: STARTING WITH A DREAM 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_735 Lyricist David Zippel gives new meaning to the term ""multi-task."" Soldier, Patriot; Entertainer: America Salutes Irving Berlin 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_780 For Your Country and My Country""...""This is A Great Country""...""God Bless America."" Triple Play 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_821 Charlie Scatamacchia, director of professional licensing for The R&H Theatre Library, has a problem with our reputation. Flower Drum Song Comes Back To Broadway 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_604 ""FLOWER DRUM SONG comes roaring back as if it were brand new,"" cheered Richard Zoglin in Time Magazine. For The Record 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_622 Glancing at the FLOWER DRUM SONG bin in your local mega-music store reveals a triple convergence Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_705 In its first year on Broadway, the production of OKLAHOMA! made showstopping appearances on the TODAY SHOW, 20/20, DAVID LETTERMAN, ROSIE 0'DONNELL, and the Tony Awards... Concert Halls Resound With The Sound Of Rodgers 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_591 In the summer of Richard Rodgers Centennial, his music was celebrated in grand style from music sheds to bandshells, from the Hollywood Bowl to Royal Albert Hall. For The Record 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_621 Record labels continue to celebrate Richard Rodgers well into the Centennial year. Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_704 Flower Drum Song returns to Broadway this fall for the first time since its 1958 premiere... News from the R&H Theatre Library: WELCOMING TWO SPECIAL MUSICALS 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_733 John Latouche was a rising star in the world of 1950s Broadway, whose career was cut short by his premature death. On June 28, All The Sounds Of The Earth Were Like Music 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_744 One name links the 100th birthday concert for Oscar Hammerstein II on Broadway in 1995, and the corresponding tribute for Richard Rodgers on his 100th birthday this past June 28. Buried Treasure 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_580 One Monday night in April, as I gave a talk at th New-York Historical Society about lesser-known Rodgers musicals, a talented trio of performers ended the lecture with a lively rendition of Intermission Talk from ME AND JULIET. Enchanted Evening 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_600 In his lifetime, Richard Rodgers was frequently feted with star-studded tributes at Carnegie Hall, on the ED SULLIVAN SHOW and at Tony Award ceremonies. Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_703 Long renowned as the composers personal favorite, CAROUSEL is playing a major role in the Rodgers Centennial with special concert presentations... NEW YORK SYMPHONY SPACE PRESENTS 12-HOUR RODGERS MARATHON by Ted Chapin 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_723 Theres something unique about the Upper West Side of Manhattan Island in New York City "our Greatest Musical"" Returns To Broadway" 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_748 Eight times a week, thousands of theatergoers stream out of the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway, having just spent a couple of hours amidst the cornfields and blue skies of turn-of-the-century Oklahoma. Double Trouble' At Mary Jane Teall Theater 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_985 Anyone old enough to recall the era of Donald O'Connor dancing up walls, Bob Hope cracking wise and Jimmy Durante singing something with a "hot-cha -cha" has no doubt lamented that they just don't make such energetic, innocent and unabashedly corny entertainment anymore. "the Complete Lyrics Of Irving Berlin: ""mapping The Contours Of The American Century" 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_803 In late October, with ""God Bless America"" filling the airwaves and ""White Christmas"" about to make its annual return, Knopf published THE COMPLETE LYRICS OF Irving Berlin Berlin's Gift To America's Youth 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_573 Almost as soon as his song ""God Bless America"" began generating revenue, Irving Berlin established The God Bless America Fund, to benefit America youth. Flower Drum Song Blooms Again 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_605 Playwright, librettist, screenwriter David Henry Hwang on Flower Drum Song: ""It's really part of the fabric of having grown up as an Asian American baby boomer,"" he told the Los Angeles Times. For The Record 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_620 Irving Berlin had a #1 hit last October when the new album GOD BLESS AMERICA (Sony) debuted at the top of the Billboard charts "from The Mountains To The Prairies America Rediscovers Its ""#1 Anthem""" 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_634 September 11 2001. On the afternoon of the day America was attacked, every member of the U. S. Congress gathered on the steps of the Capitol in Washington D.C. to express solidarity with each other and with the American people. Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_702 Separated by the north Atlantic, two major productions of South Pacific are drawing rave reviews and nightly ovations this season... Say It With Words: The Complete Lyrics Of Irving Berlin Is Published This Fall 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_772 Nearly a decade in the making, THE COMPLETE LYRICS OF Irving Berlin is a remarkable tome, comprised of more than 1200 lyrics by the most prolific songwriter of the 20th century. Abc Scores Some Enchanted Evening With --south Pacific 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_552 An all-new, television production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific premiered on ABC-TV on March 26. Announcing The 2002 Richard Rodgers Centennial 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_565 On June 28, 2001, at the Broadway theatre named in his honor, and exactly one year before the 100th anniversary of his birth, composer Richard Rodgers' Centennial was launched. Grooming Grizabella 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_636 The news first appeared in USA Today, with a headline in the Life section that read, ""Cats May Pounce on a Stage Near You."" Liesl Goes To The Movies 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_668 The phenomenon of SING-A-LONG SOUND OF MUSIC has been reported in these pages before; one of its most ardent cheerleaders is Charmian Carr, the film's ""Liesl."" Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_701 Julie Andrews was the original, and Brandy the latest, but for several generations, dewey-eyed Lesley Ann Warren will always be their Cinderella, thanks to the CBS re-make of the R&H TV musical that aired annually from 1965 to 1974 and later on cable... Reba McEntire Makes a Spectacular Broadway Debut in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_760 <p>An all-new, television production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific premiered on ABC-TV on March 26, giving the network an enchanted evening as 16,000,000 viewers tuned in, and made it the most-watched event of the night</p> Remembering William Hammerstein 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_763 William Hammerstein died in his home in Washington, CT., on March 9 of this year. Something Wonderful: Celebrating 50 Years Of The King And I 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_785 On March 29, 1951, Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I opened at the St. James Theatre on Broadway. Art Imitates Life When Palm Beach Meets Berlin 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_566 By day they were ordinary citizens, joining in protests, carrying picket signs, demanding a right to revote, denouncing the so-called ""butterfly ballots."" By night they were actors, appearing in a timely revue that tweaked political fat-cats in its comedy sketches, and addressed social concerns in its musical numbers. We've Got Mail! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_828 In our last issue, R&H President Ted Chapin wrote an article examining a litany of discrepancies found in the songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Rodgers & Hart and Irving Berlin. For The Record 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_619 We're going Hollywood this spring with newly remastered motion picture soundtrack reissues... Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_700 Country music superstar Reba McEntire made her Broadway debut in late January as Annie Oakley, leading the Tony-winning revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun into its third year on Broadway... A Puzzlement 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_539 One of the ongoing projects at The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization is the preparation of corrected libretti and scores (including full orchestral scores), authenticated by as much original material as we can find. Bull's Eye! M-g-m '50 Movie Of Annie Get Your Gun Finally Hits The Home Screen 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_579 Fifty years ago, the M-G-M movie version of Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN opened to rave reviews and boffo business, and soon became one of the studio's highest-grossing musicals. In the decades that followed, however, this Hollywood epic took on the aura of a myth. For The Record 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_618 THE KING AND I score by Rodgers and Hammerstein, including the first full-length, cast album recording of ""The Small House of Uncle Thomas"" ballet, can be heard in the '00 London cast recording From Screen To Stage: A Cinderella Journey 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_633 The key to any successful adaptation can probably be summed up in three words: good source material. Musical Media 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_679 Fate is a powerful force in the plot of Michael John LaChiusa's haunting new musical MARIE CHRISTINE. Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_699 Starring (and co-produced by) Glenn Close as that cockeyed optimist Nellie Forbush, an all-new adaptation of SOUTH PACIFIC will be seen on ABC-TV next year... The Sweetest Sounds 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_815 Bruce Pomahac bears the title ""Director of Music"" for the Organization. Voila! Enter The Guardsman 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_823 In the now-vanished world of fin de siecle Middle Europe, in a place of romance and roses, Viennese waltzes and French champagne, Ferenc Molnar first spun his enchanting boulevard comedy THE GUARDSMAN. Berlin Biography 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_571 It was Jerome Kern who coined the famous maxism, ""Irving Berlin has no place in American music. He is American music."" Welcoming John Bucchino 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_827 ""When I was a little kid I used to do magic tricks for people,"" says singer /songwriter John Bucchino BY YOUR PUPILS YOU'LL BE TAUGHT: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN IN THE CLASSROOM By Ted Chapin 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_582 The musical is becoming an accepted part of academic curricula. For The Record 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_617 BULLS EYE! ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (Angel) wins the 2000 Grammy Award for ""Best Musical Show Album"" London Hails A New King 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_669 Heralded by an advance ticket sale of 7 million pounds (the largest reported in London history), the acclaimed Australian-New York production of THE KING AND I opened on May 3. Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_698 Michael John LaChiusa's haunting musical MARIE CHRISTINE made history as the final Broadway musical of the 20th Century, and then his second work for the same season, THE WILD PARTY, was hailed as ""the first musical triumph of the new century"" The City of Music Discovers THE SOUND OF MUSIC 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_802 Bert Fink, editor of this newsletter, visited Salzburg, Austria last fall. Once there, he couldn't get THE SOUND OF MUSIC out of his head. The Sound Of Movies 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_811 Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were Broadway folk who didn't particularly like Hollywood, but Hollywood loved R&H. THE SOUND OF MUSIC gets the ROCKY HORROR Treatment 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_813 An edition of the midnight camp classic ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW has been playing Friday nights in a little cinema off Leicester Square in London for years. They Call Us Babes In Arms 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_817 When New York City Center's acclaimed Encores! Series presented Rodgers & Hart's BABES IN ARMS in February of 1999, New York Times critic Ben Brantley summarized the prevailing, giddy reaction when he deemed it ""almost too enjoyable for a theatregoer's good""... For The Record 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_616 The newest recording of Rodgers & Hart's musical comedy classic BABES IN ARMS (see p. 1) features the '99 New York City Center Encores! cast headed by David Campbell, Erin Dilly and Melissa Rain Anderson Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_697 he Queen of the British musical and the King of American action films will be working together this spring when Elaine Paige and Jason Scott Lee take on the starring roles in a London revival of THE KING AND I Professional Theatres can now declare, "I Love You, You're Perfect!" 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_752 <p>The R&H Theatre Library is proud to announce the release of professional performance rights to the smash off-Broadway musical I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE</p> Take The Moment 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_797 Well, we can't avoid it. As the clocks click, pulse, or sweep past midnight at the end of December 31st this year, the calendar will change to 2000 THE ART OF COLLABORATION Rodgers & Hammerstein Reflect 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_798 ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: What sets the great Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals apart for me is their directness and their awareness of construction.. For The Record 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_615 Wild, wild west: Sharpshooter Annie Oakley and cowboy Curly McClain lead the charge of our latest cast album issues and reissues... From Page To Stage 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_631 Bringing the Written Word to Life Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_696 Broadway's latest revival of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN is officially a rip-roarin' success... Opening Night 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_745 Eyewitnesses Recall Five of this Century's Most Memorable Premiere - I wasn't any more scared this time than before. Out-of-town 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_749 MARY RODGERS: Theatre, and theatre only, turned [my father] on and cheered him up -- Something Good: A New Von Trapp Leads The Sound Of Music 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_784 The Broadway revival of THE SOUND OF MUSIC marked its first anniversary in March, with changes afoot in the von Trapp household "still ""younger Than Springtime,"" Original Cast Marks 50th Anniversary Of South Pacific" 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_795 They came from as far away as Australia and London, and from all over the United States, drawn to New York to mark an extraordinary milestone... WE LOVE THEM, THEY'RE PERFECT: A Talk with Songwriters DiPietro & Roberts 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_825 Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts were signed by Williamson Music in 1997. Their first venture, I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, opened Off-Broadway three years ago and is still going strong. Bulls Eye! Annie Get Your Gun Hits Broadway 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_578 She blasted her way onto the Great White Way in 1946, and came back again twenty years later. Now, for the first time since, Irving Berlin and Herbert & Dorothy Fields' classic ANNIE GET YOUR GUN has returned to Broadway. YESTERDAY HAS GONE, TOMORROW IS A GUESS by Ted Chapin 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_834 "We're halfway through the last year of the century. For The Record 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_609 Sharpshooter Annie Oakley hits her targets in the new 1999 Broadway cast recording of Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (Angel), starring Bernadette Peters and Tom Wopat, produced for records by John McDaniel and Stephen Ferrera... Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_688 Williamson songwriter Adam Guettel is flying high this spring... South Pacific: A Topical Musical Marks Half A Century 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_789 It won the Pulitzer Prize, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and nine Tony Awards. AUDRA McDONALD CELEBRATES THE LONG AWAITED FUTURE OF BROADWAY 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_568 For her debut solo album, WAY BACK TO PARADISE, on the remarkable Nonesuch label, Audra McDonald eschews Broadway and pop standards in favor of new music that shimmers at the close of this century. Whistle A Happy 'toon: The King And I Becomes An Animated Feature Film 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_831 The roster of cartoons turned into Broadway musicals is a long and successful one. But what about the transformation of a Broadway musical into a cartoon? For The Record 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_608 The hit Royal National Theatre production of OKLAHOMA! leads our charge of new recordings... Produced by Grammy Award winner David Caddick, and released in mid-January, this recording from First Night Records features the original '98 London cast Let's Go On With The Show! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_666 NNIE GETS YOUR GUN returns to Broadway in February, starring Bernadette Peters as sharpshooter Annie Oakley and Tom Wopat as Frank Butler. Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_687 Last summer's production of OKLAHOMA! at Britain's Royal National Theatre broke house records and made RNT history during its sold-out, three-month engagement there... Extra! Extra! Thousands Cheer For As Thousands Cheer 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_601 It was the Depression's version of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and POLITICALLY INCORRECT. For The Record 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_614 Among the newest cast albums on the market this Fall are two cherished classics: the 1949 original Broadway cast recording of SOUTH PACIFIC, and the 1959 original Broadway cast recording of THE SOUND OF MUSIC Hey, Kids, Let's Put On A Show! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_647 Rodgers and Hart's BABES IN ARMS has never been quite what everyone thinks it is. London Welcomes A Perfect Oklahoma! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_670 napshots of London, Summer 1998: Tourists flock to Buckingham Palace and Harrod's, the Millennial Dome begins to rise in nearby Greenwich, and at the austere Royal National Theatre on the South Bank, the corn is as high as a elephant's eye. Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_686 After more than 30 years, Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN is returning to Broadway and for the first time without The Merm... "r&h On Time's Short List Of Artists Of The Century""" 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_755 In June, as part of its ongoing series on the 100 most influential people of the 20th Century, Time Magazine devoted a special issue to 20 ""Artists & Entertainers."" REMEMBERING THE BRILLIANCE OF JEROME ROBBINS by Ted Chapin 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_762 The musical theater lost one of its few choreographic geniuses this summer when Jerome Robbins died. 3PENNY AT 70 by Tom Briggs 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_543 On August 31, 1928, DIE DREIGROSCHENOPER opened at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm in Berlin. On September 1, there were riots in the streets. The Sound Of Music Returns To Broadway 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_814 Broadway became alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC - again - when its first revival of the Rodgers & Hammerstein/Lindsay & Crouse classic opened at the Martin Beck Theatre earlier this spring. For The Record 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_613 Broadway's first revival of THE SOUND OF MUSIC (see see related article) also brings Broadway's first recording of the score in 38 years Guettel Saturn Returns 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_638 For his New York premiere two years ago, composer-lyricist Adam Guettel gave us FLOYD COLLINS, the harrowing story of a man trapped underground. He Liked Ike 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_645 The letter was addressed to Irving Berlin. The date was March 24, 1969. The signatory was Dwight D. Eisenhower and four days after he wrote it, the former President was dead. Let's Go On With The Show! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_667 Though he was born in Russia, though some of his greatest hits were written for the silver screens of Hollywood, though his songs are known the world over, Irving Berlin was a quintessential New Yorker. Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_695 OU'RE DOIN' FINE, OKLAHOMA!: As the first musical to be staged under the tenure of new Artistic Director Trevor Nunn, Britain's Royal National Theatre will present OKLAHOMA! To Start At The Very Beginning 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_819 R&H President Ted Chapin muses on THE SOUND OF MUSIC and the beginning at the end of the Rodgers & Hammerstein partnership Director Susan H. Shulman Guides The Sound Of Music Back To Broadway 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_594 In February, THE SOUND OF MUSIC will return in its first-ever Broadway revival, directed by Susan H. Schulman, whose roster includes THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE at Encores! as well as such notable pro-ductions as THE SECRET GARDEN on Broadway, VIOLET Off-Broadway, SWEENEY TODD at the York Theatre and Broadway, and MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the York. For The Record 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_612 Perhaps the classiest offering among the newest albums of our work is KIRI SINGS BERLIN (EMI Classics; January), which has opera superstar Kiri Te Kanawa giving her own to Berlin standards It's Possible: 60 Million Viewers Go To The Ball With Cinterella 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_660 The Prince had found his Cinderella, the Step-mother fainted in her daughters' arms, the Fairy Godmother belted out a benediction, and everyone in the land rejoiced. 60,000,000 of them! Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_694 THE SOUND OF MUSIC returns to Broadway for the first time in 34 years with an all-new production beginning performances at the Martin Beck Theatre in February Now Playing At A Computer Near You: 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_739 On October 27 a new entry in cyberspace,, brought the writers, songs, musicals and concert works of The R&H Organization onto the World Wide Web. Adding More To Cinderella's Score? It's Possible! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_554 The Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals are among the most well-constructed works of their kind. This makes them especially resistant to ""interpolation"". Two On The Isle 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_822 he legendary Shubert Theatre, New Haven, hosted the world premieres of nearly every Rodgers & Hammerstein musical from AWAY WE GO! (a.k.a. OKLAHOMA!) in 1943 to THE SOUND OF MUSIC in 1959... Bright And Breezy: Haley Mills Takes The King And I Across America 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_575 ""Ravishing, dazzling, sumptuous. Such terms are not excessive when applied to the touring production of THE KING AND I."" For The Record 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_611 A brilliant new recording of a dazzling Rodgers & Hart score heads the list of Fall releases with the mid-September issue of THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_693 It may be the most popular movie musical ever, and it may generate hundreds of stage productions around the world every year, but THE SOUND OF MUSIC has not been seen on Broadway since the original closed at the Mark Hellinger Theater 34 years ago News from the R&H Theatre Library: WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND SOARS WITH HUMAN SPIRIT--by Tom Briggs 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_734 WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND is a story that has touched hearts and minds the world over during the four decades since Mary Hayley Bell's novel first appeared. News from Williamson Music: WELCOMING ADAM GUETTEL, A TRUE ORIGINAL 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_738 I never thought I'd end up doing this, but I've always been inclined toward music,"" said Adam Guettel in an interview last year Oh, Dromio! Dromio! The Boys Are Back 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_742 In early May, Rodgers & Hart's madcap musical comedy THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE was given five riotous performances as the fourth season finale to the already legendary Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert series R&h On-line 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_756 Now under construction is a new website devoted to the writers, musicals and compositions represented by The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, Williamson Music and The Irving Berlin Music Company Ring Out The Bells, Sing Out The News: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Returns To Television 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_764 March 31, 1957, 107 million people tuned in when CBS-TV presented a new Rodgers and Hammerstein musical written especially for television, starring a young Broadway sensation named Julie Andrews. Singing The Story Of Floyd Collins 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_778 Floyd Collins was a real-life farmer in the Kentucky hills and an avid cave explorer who, in the winter of 1925, entered a cave that he hoped to turn into a tourist-driven goldmine, and instead became trapped. The King Welcomes A Prince To Broadway 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_805 From now on, I think it only fair to regard Faith Prince as a queen - certainly a queen of Broadway,"" An Opening For A Princess: Once Upon A Mattress Returns To Broadway 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_563 Finally this season, for the first time, Once Upon a Mattress returned to Broadway starring Sarah Jessica Parker and presented by Dodger Endemol Productions. IMPOSSIBLE (THINGS ARE HAPPENING EVERY DAY): And Other Musings from Theodore S. Chapin 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_654 When I began working here at R&H, my first assignment was to oversee the re-working of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella MANY MOONS AGO: The Writers Discuss the Origins of Mattress 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_674 Last winter, as Once Upon a Mattress was readied for a Broadway revival, journalist Kathy Henderson sat down with the musical's authors to discuss the musical's origins. Maybe It's More Than The Moon: State Fair Dazzles In America's Heartland 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_677 Though its Broadway run last season was overshadowed by Tony Award controversies and the cutting-edge sensibilities of Rent and Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk, the past year has indisputably proven that, for State Fair, there is life after Broadway. Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_692 IT'S POSSIBLE: Finally going before the cameras this summer for broadcast on ABC-TV later this year is the long-awaited remake of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella... The Art Of The Cast Album 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_799 <p>Since the songs from OKLAHOMA! provided more hits than any previous musical, the capturing of so many three minute gems in one set of four discs was exciting indeed...</p> A Night At The Opera 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_549 In 1949, basso profundo Ezio Pinza shifted his working address from the old Metropolitan Opera House on 39th Street to the Majestic Theatre on 44th Street. And Ill Sing Once More: 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_564 Rodgers & Hammerstein Flourish in the Pop Singer's World. For The Record 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_610 Topping the UK charts for much of the winter was Robson & Jerome's techno-retro take on ""You'll Never Walk Alone"" . . . Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_691 fter 36 years - and many sleepless nights - Princess Winnifred has returned to Broadway in her musical tale ONCE UPON A MATTRESS . . . News from The Irving Berlin Music Company: PLAY A SIMPLE MELODY 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_727 When ""Alexander's Ragtime Band,"" Irving Berlin's first hit song, swept the nation in 1911, Victrolas were new-fangled contraptions. News from The R&H Concert Library: FOLLOWING THE SCORE 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_729 It can be a dilemma when the staff at The R&H Concert Library is asked to recommend a recording of an orchestral work they represent. News from The R&H Theatre Library: STAGE TO ALBUM AND BACK AGAIN 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_732 For anyone interested in producing a musical, a recording can be an invaluable tool. News from Williamson Music/R&H Music: JAZZ ARTISTS SETTING THE STANDARDS 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_736 In 1979, while taping a concert for a PBS special, jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan panicked. Songbooks That "Say It With Music" 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_787 <p>"It's wonderful," declared Williamson Music President Maxyne Berman Lang recently. "Our songwriters are prolific, and our output of songbooks is commensurate with that..."</p> The Big Apple Goes Bananas For Cocoanuts 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_800 <p>Irving Berlin had two musicals playing in New York at the same time this spring when a revival of THE COCOANUTS at American Jewish Theatre extended its run...</p> For Your Next Berlin 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_627 <p>Even though Irving Berlin's century - plus life's work included the scores to 17 Broadway shows, only five of his musicals have been available for production - until now...</p> FROM BERLIN TO THE BAHYOU: NEW YORK MAKES A LOUISIANA PURCHASE 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_628 <p>The original production of LOUISIANA PURCHASE opened on Broadway 56 years ago...</p> Louisiana Purchase-- A Lost Show From A Lost Era 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_672 <p>Less than a month after the concert performances at Weill Recital Hall, LOUISIANA PURCHASE musical director Rob Fisher and his talented cast regrouped in a Manhattan recording studio to make the first album of the show's complete score...</p> Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_690 <p>Fans of the most popular movie musical ever made, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, have only until the end of this year to buy it on home video before it is taken off sale...</p> Portrait Of The American Musical 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_751 <p>Life upon the wicked stage, as captured in hundreds of show posters, photographs, design sketches, caricatures, set models and costumes, will be the subject of RED, HOT & BLUE! A SALUTE TO THE AMERICAN MUSICAL...</p> State Fair Comes To Times Square 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_792 <p>It took fifty years, an eight-month, 22-city tour, and last-minute heroics by the theatre's most legendary producer, but Rodgers & Hammerstein's newest musical finally made it to Broadway this spring...</p> An Audience With The King 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_560 <p>In early spring, more than 250 key players in the music publishing and licensing industries worldwide gathered in Memphis, home of Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), for a three-day summit...</p> From Down Under To The Great White Way 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_629 <p>Broadway's newest production of THE KING AND I began in Australia more than five years ago..</p> Happy Holidays! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_642 <p>With fewer than 200 shopping days until Christmas, producers and teachers, churches, community centers and dinner theatres are planning their holiday productions...</p> King And I For The 21st Century 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_663 <p>Since its premiere 45 years ago, a decade has not gone by without a royal visit to New York by THE KING AND I...</p> Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_689 <p>In reviewing the season just past, Variety reported: "The comeback of the year award- both on Broadway and the road- has to go to Oscar Hammerstein II who, like Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, currently has three shows on Broadway..."</p> State Fair Travels From Screen To Stage 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_793 <p>The book for the stage version of STATE FAIR was written by Louis Mattioli and our own Tom Briggs, Director of the R&H Theatre Library, who also had the idea to adapt STATE FAIR to the stage in the first place.</p> Doin' What Comes Natur'lly 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_595 <p>Fifty years ago this winter, a show business "dream team" was hard at work on what was to become one of the greatest musicals in Broadway's post-World War II golden era. ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, marking its 50th Anniversary in 1996, will be celebrated by both The R&H Theatre Library and the Irving Berlin Music Company throughout the year...</p> DON'T MISS IT, DON'T EVEN BE LATE: (part II) 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_596 <p>Fifty years after it was introduced, STATE FAIR, Rodgers & Hammerstein's only musical written for the screen, has finally made it to the stage...</p> Hart & Hammerstein: On To The Next 100 Years 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_644 <p>For Richard Rodgers' two most famous partners, Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II, 1995 was a banner year marking the 100th birthdays of both men...</p> Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_685 <p>This spring THE KING AND I will return to Broadway, beginning performances at the Neil Simon Theatre on March 20...</p> A Song Is No Song Till You Sing It 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_550 <p>Oscar Hammerstein II was the consummate theatre man: a playwright, a librettist, a lyricist, a producer...</p> Celebrating 100 Years Of Oscar Hammerstein II 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_586 <p>On July 12, 1895, Oscar Greely Clendenning Hammerstein was born in New York City. On July 12, 1995, his centennial was celebrated on the stage of the highest grossing show on Broadway - his own SHOW BOAT.</p> High As The Flag On The Fourth Of July 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_648 <p>In the summer, pops orchestras flourish with the sound of our music...</p> I'm In Love With A Wonderful Theatre 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_653 <p>The R&H Theatre Library is home to the major works of co-founder Oscar Hammerstein II, and his musicals continue to thrive with a record number of productions scheduled throughout the centennial year...</p> Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_684 <p>Tony winner Donna Murphy will be Anna Leonowens in the new Broadway production of THE KING AND I...</p> On His 100th Birthday, A Hammerstein Premiere 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_743 <p>During SOMETHING WONDERFUL, host Ted Chapin informed the audience that on Hammerstein's 100th birthday, a Hammerstein song would receive its premiere.</p> Opening The Trunk 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_746 <p>His many "standards" confirm Irving Berlin's status as this century's premiere American songwriter.</p> 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_788 <p>Irving Berlin said it best: "Tuneful, tasteful/Soulful, smart/Music - Rodgers/Lyrics - Hart."</p> 100 Years Of Lorenz Hart 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_541 <p>Tuesday May 2 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lorenz Hart, one of this country's greatest and most cherished lyricists...</p> Bravo! Bravo! Encores! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_574 <p>"After only two seasons," cheered Clive Barnes in the New York Post, "[New York] City Center's series Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert has become a Broadway fixture, both loved and indispensable."</p> Centennial Summer 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_587 <p>Though the Oscar Hammerstein II centennial culminates on his birthday, July 12, commemorations began earlier this year, with a PBS concert special in March and a tribute at the Players Club in New York in May, and are scheduled to continue into the fall with several more concert events, book and album reissues, and broadcast tributes...</p> Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_683 <p>Casting is complete for The Theatre Guild's new stage production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's only musical written originally for the big screen: STATE FAIR...</p> "say It With Music"": Irving Berlin Is Honored At The Music Box Theatre" 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_770 More than 73 years after he built the Music Box Theater with producer Sam H. Harris, Irving Berlin's role in theatre's history has been commemorated there with the installation of a plaque and permanent exhibit. Show Boat 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_777 <p>You've seen [Harold] Prince's KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, the revivals of CAROUSEL and GUYS AND DOLLS, TOMMY, LES MISRABLES and at least one show by Andrew Lloyd Webber," intoned Vincent Canby to his New York Times readership on October 9. "Now make room for the daddy of them all."</p> The Sound Of Movies 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_810 <p>1994 - The year in film, as recalled by the staff at Williamson Music:</p> Where Music Is The Star 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_830 <p>Proud to represent its founders, The Rodgers & Hammerstein Concert Library is also home to orchestral works of Berlin, Kern, Weill, Porter, Lloyd Webber and others.</p> More Kudos For Kern & Hammerstein 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_678 <p>In October, as SHOW BOAT sailed majestically onto Broadway, New York played host to concert versions of two other Kern & Hammerstein musicals...</p> Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_682 <p>Back on Broadway for the third time since its 1927 premiere, SHOW BOAT (see cover story) began making history all over again as soon as good word on its return built long lines at the box office...</p> New Shows From A New Catalogue 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_718 <p>By now most of our R&H Theatre Library customers will have received our new catalogue of musicals available for production.</p> The King & Us 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_804 <p>n 1992, Williamson Music (the publishing arm of The R&H Organization) began serving as the exclusive U.S. and Canadian administrator for Elvis Presley's music catalogues.</p> As Show Boat Returns To Broadway, William Hammerstein Recalls Her Many Voyages 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_567 <p>SHOW BOAT was back on Broadway in 1946, and Bill Hammerstein was there too, fresh from four years' active service in the U.S. Navy (doing research, he later quipped, for SOUTH PACIFIC).</p> Hearing Is Believing: The Mystique Of The Original Cast Album 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_646 <p>While CD remasters of great Broadway albums continue to be released in record numbers, the great art of making new cast recordings still flourishes.</p> Mary Ellin Barrett's Irving Berlin: A Daughter's Memoir To Be Published This Fall 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_676 <p>From the opening paragraph of Mary Ellin Barrett's memoir, as she describes her father's long - abandoned bachelor apartment shortly after his death, the reader realizes this is an adventure story.</p> Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_681 <p>The new Broadway production of CAROUSEL triumphed at the 1994 Tony Awards in June, winning every award it was nominated for.</p> New Works From Old Favorites 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_721 <p>This summer the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, under the baton of maestro John Mauceri, featured the world premiere of Irving Berlin's "Patriotic Overture,"</p> New Writers Take Flight With Wings 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_722 <p>The R&H Theatre Library was built by musical theatre giants</p> AN ENCORE FOR ALLEGRO: Could Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO finally be coming into its own? 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_561 <p>Its challenging, innovative form has made ALLEGRO controversial ever since it opened on Broadway in 1947.</p> Berlin Wall 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_572 <p>On Saturday March 19 on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Symphony Space presented its 24th annual day-long "Wall to Wall" concert symposium event, this year devoted to the words and music of Irving Berlin.</p> Carousel Returns To Broadway In Acclaimed New Production 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_585 <p>"CAROUSEL will be 50 next year, but as of this morning it is the freshest, most innovative musical on Broadway."</p> This Summer, The Hills Are Alive 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_649 <p>Summer is a banner season for The R&H Concert Library, as hundreds of orchestras across the country take their music outdoors and perform in parks, bandshells and amphitheatres.</p> Judging A Book By Its Cover 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_662 <p>From Laurey and Curly in the surrey with the fringe on top, to Maria atop her mountain, classic images in brand new formats grace the covers of a dozen Rodgers & Hammerstein songbooks published by Williamson Music.</p> Musical Notes 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_680 <p>Broadway Angel, a division of Angel Records, will release the 1994 Broadway cast album of CAROUSEL in June.</p> Orchestrations: Settling The Score 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_747 <p>As anyone who has ever worked in the musical theatre can attest, there are few moments in the production process as exhilarating as hearing the orchestra for the first time.</p> Political Song & Dance: 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_750 <p>Vaunting twelve years of Republican rule, a new Democrat sweeps into Washington</p> David Fanshawe's African Sanctus 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_593 <p>David Fanshawe's AFRICAN SANCTUS is a unique composition in the choral repertoire, a crossover work that mixes media - voice, instrument, and audio tape - as it mixes styles, cultures and traditions.</p> Harold Prince Takes Show Boat On A New Journey 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_643 <p>Since its premiere in 1927, Kern and Hammerstein's SHOW BOAT has never stopped moving.</p> In London And New York, A Carousel Comes To Town 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_655 <p>Both sides of the Atlantic will play host to CAROUSEL this season as the Royal National Theatre production continues in the West End, and comes to Broadway.</p> Marie As Maria 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_675 <p>Grammy Award winning recording artist and television star Marie Osmond makes her stage debut as Maria von Trapp in a new national tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC.</p> New Voices Among Classic Catalogues 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_720 <p>While most well known for its representation of classic and standard catalogues, Williamson Music is also committed to supporting outstanding new songwriters.</p> Rave Revues! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_759 <p>Although it has been nearly 35 years since Rodgers & Hammerstein's final collaboration, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, took the Great White Way by storm, it was in fact a new Rodgers & Hammerstein musical that ushered in the fall season on Broadway</p> Remembering Agnes de Mille 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_761 <p>In October, Agnes de Mille died in her home in New York City at the age of 88.</p> Rodgers & Hammerstein & Berlin 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_765 <p>For fifty years the name on the front door has read ""Rodgers & Hammerstein.""</p> Sheldon Harnick: It's A Wonderful Life 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_776 <p>In April, 1993, R&H Music, the BMI publishing division of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, signed an agreement with Pulitzer and Tony Award winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick to be the exclusive representative for his entire catalogue through Mayerling Productions, Ltd..</p> Stamp Of Approval 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_791 <p>Last March, the United States Postal Service made history when it issued the first U.S. postage stamp commemorating a Broadway musical. The honoree was OKLAHOMA!, and the stamp was released in special ceremonies in New York and Oklahoma to coincide with the musical's 50th Anniversary.</p> Stephen Sondheim Received Richard Rodgers Award 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_794 <p>In Pittsburgh on September 18, Stephen Sondheim received the fifth annual Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre...</p> A Storybook Surrey 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_551 <p>A charming new storybook out this fall depicts a father and his children on a drive through the countryside in their horse-drawn surrey with the fringe on top.</p> Bringing Irving Berlin To The Cabaret World 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_576 <p>For anyone interested in producing a musical, a recording can be an invaluable tool.</p> Elvis Presley Music Scores #1 Worldwide With Ub40 Single 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_599 <p>The classic songs of Elvis Presley continue to enjoy mass appeal</p> Happy Holidays! 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_641 <p>With fewer than 100 shopping days until Christmas, producers are selecting seasonal gifts for their audiences.</p> Now Playing At A Theatre Near You 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_740 <p>Rodgers & Hammerstein's 50th anniversary season is being celebrated the best way possible: with a record number of productions of musicals they wrote together</p> Rodgers & Hammerstein On Record 3abf32b9f8f2086fa1cff9e0260843e1f6c66ca4_766 <p>Musical theatre fans have five new compact discs to add to their Rodgers & Hammerstein collections this fall.</p>