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Something wonderful : Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway revolution

Author: Todd S Purdum
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt & Company, ©2018 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A revelatory portrait of the creative partnership that transformed musical theater and provided the soundtrack to the American Century. They stand at the apex of the great age of songwriting, the creators of the classic Broadway musicals Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music, whose songs have never lost their popularity or emotional power. Even before they joined forces, Richard  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
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Purdum, Todd S.
Something wonderful.
New York : Henry Holt & Company, 2018
(DLC) 2018025112
(OCoLC)1038023687
Named Person: Richard Rodgers; Oscar Hammerstein, II; Oscar Hammerstein, II; Richard Rodgers
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd S Purdum
ISBN: 9781627798341 162779834X
OCLC Number: 985072859
Description: x, 386 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: All they cared about was the show --
The sentimentalist --
A quality of yearning --
Away we go --
Bustin' out --
So far --
Enchanted evening --
Parallel wives --
Catastrophic success --
Beyond Broadway --
Auf wiedersehen --
Walking alone --
Epilogue: Bloom and grow forever.
Responsibility: Todd S. Purdum.

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