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The King and I is the fifth musical by the team of Rodgers and Hammerstein.It is based on Margaret Landon's novel, Anna and the King of Siam (1944), which is in turn derived from the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. He was unable to change with the times, when producers branded their personal stamp a la Ziggy. Their emotional remove has been lessened. Hammerstein married his first wife, Myra Finn, in 1917; the couple divorced in 1929. It was an attempt to thrust at least some of the weight of the balcony forward and to recess those annoyingly necessary, load-bearing columns. this season, and why do you think this production could be successful, when a recent Broadway revival was not? The home where your grandfather spent the last 2 decades of his life is now the Highland Farm, a bed and breakfast in Doylestown, PA. Have you been back since it’s become a b&b? In short, he was a small L, pre-counter-cultural LIBERAL who believed that what went on between a man’s ears was his own business and viewed Hoover’s efforts as totalitarian. He has devoted much of his life to studying and preserving his family’s heritage and contribution to American culture. To his dying day, he thought what he did for a living was disreputable and mildly repugnant – yet he was absolutely brilliant at it. Andy Hammerstein SOUTH SALEM, NY - Andy Hammerstein III has a rich heritage, being the great great grandson of the famed Broadway composer Oscar Hammerstein. Mostly by Arthur. at Arena Stage, The National Tour of South Pacific which dropped anchor at The Kennedy Center’s Opera House, and Cinderella which is still entertaining young theatregoers and their families at Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Columbia, MD. The authors are signifying! NOTE: Filmed as The Sound of Music (1965) . He co-wrote 850 songs. But according to his grandson Oscar Andrew (Andy) Hammerstein III, his Jewish heritage influenced Oscar II’s work—for which he won eight Tony awards and two Academy awards as … Arthur backed Oscar’s first mostly awful decade, got truly screwed out of producing Show Boat, forgave Oscar, instilled in him the essence of theatrical optimism – “Don’t think about the last show, think about the next show!” Arthur produced in the day when a producer was a gambler who assembled teams and stepped back to watch the result. A painter, writer, lecturer, and family historian, he has devoted much of his life to studying and preserving the Hammerstein family’s heritage and contribution to American culture. For these simple reasons, the man who consistently referred to himself as “a careful dreamer” was able to dream up shows like Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. var F10834_sb_wait_img=fbz_formMetrics(10834,1); He feared emotional complications in real life. In place of the catchy detachable tune, Rodgers now wrote to the story. Do not let characters fall in love until the audience can get to know them as individuals. Cinderella (Warren) is a sweet and pretty young woman who has been given a poor hand by fate; her stepmother (Jo Van Fleet) treats her cruelly, and while her graceless sisters are invited to a royal ball, Cinderella is not allowed to attend. and Carousel in their original incarnations – that this recent production of South Pacific resonates with today’s audience that has a war going on in the back of its collective mind and heart. We, the audience, crane forward. The unique distinction of Oklahoma! Name - Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein (Oscar Hammerstein II) . In the struggle to begin a family here, why was the risky business of music so important to them? F10834_sb_validateFields.push('F10834_sb_Name'); After a dozen centuries of getting pissed on, or worse, many a Jew jumped at the offer. Which one of Sondheim’s shows would your Grandfather have admired most? here on insight is, oscar hammerstein ii 'i.' The last song Hammerstein wrote was 'Edelweiss' performed in 'The Sound of Music'. clearInterval(F10834_sb_wait); Lesley Ann Warren plays the title role in this television production of the classic Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein III musical. I was recently in attendance at the Pioneer Day Concert in Salt Lake City, Utah where you were the narrator. Sam Morell 3,711 views. Vary the emotional order of those songs. Have you ever nudged up to that piano to play? December 8, 2016 . Choose music that best expresses the mood, rather than by genre, i.e. NOTE: Filmed as The Sound of Music (1965) . Do I get to drive my own company car? We are not witnessing the mindless energy of high-kicking chorines on display – cuing us that we are in for a night of fast-paced legs and laughs, a drink in the middle and a cab home at the end. My father was a Cantor and I agree with you on this one! Papinta had a very close relationship with Oscar I. Very important. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Hammerstein-Kern at the Discogs Marketplace. Oscar Hammerstein III - Video Interview by Sam Morell - Duration: 22:34. Some consider Oscar Hammerstein to be the greatest of the era, but he was in such great company that is debatable. Cinderella was originally a panto, after all. What are some of your favorite memories about your Grandfather? I submitted my first draft of the first of twenty chapters – all this German Jewish stuff before Oscar even set foot on our shores – and it ran to 19,000 words. Write the libretto first. First, you have to follow this logic: there are two kinds of opera lovers. Oklahoma! CD TK Title: Overture:  The Sound of MusicComp: Rodgers words HammersteinCD: Soundtrack The Sound of MusicLabel: Columbia  Broadway  SK 60722, CD TK Title: You’ve Got to Be Carefully TaughtComp: Rodgers words HammersteinPerf: William Tabbert as Lt Joseph Cable U.S. M.CCD: Columbia Broadway SK 60722, CD TK Title: I'm Gonna Wash that Man right Outa my HairDetails as above. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxqgbxuzTkU, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkNqvlC2JuA, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJstIEx6EnU, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgwrQMrknQQ&fbclid=IwAR0VLNdQm9GXjK3wKWwLny320SfqqXToZHLnPKxLPvX4xMWE0cwwexUqoEA, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXKUgjYh7lo. OK… I’m going to go with Sweeney Todd here. Let the story tell the show what it should be and do. Here, I fundamentally disagree with Mary Rodgers: If you want another standard catalogue cabaret song, hire Rodgers & Hart. Oscar Hammerstein II, Bizet*, Wilhelmenia Fernandez*, Sharon Benson, Damon Evans, Michael Austin (5), Gregg Baker, Henry Lewis - Oscar Hammerstein II's Carmen Jones: Original London Cast Recording (Album) 4 versions “Oscar Hammerstein flew on a bright cloud of music for his entire career . He had her perform at his very large venues for weeks on end and Papinta filled the house every night.Oscar even created a cigar and named it after Papinta. The King and I is the fifth musical by the team of Rodgers and Hammerstein.It is based on Margaret Landon's novel, Anna and the King of Siam (1944), which is in turn derived from the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. function F10834_sb_wait_fn(){ After their major success with Oklahoma!, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein III weren’t sure what to write next. Judaism is likewise a twin-pronged religion. He is in Australia to see Opera Australia's new production of 'South Pacific' in Sydney, and to give the Keynote address at a Rogers and Hammerstein Music Theatre Symposium in Melbourne. I think the best theatre to move the show to is The Circle in the Square which is similar to the Fichandler Theatre where the Arena Stage was staged. “Boys and Girls Like You and Me” found a home eventually; “The Last Time I saw Paris” brought home an Oscar as a stand-alone; and “Happy Christmas, Little Friend” is simply awful. Lesley Ann Warren plays the title role in this television production of the classic Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein III musical. Most poignantly, like that of his grandfather, Oscar II’s one signal failure, his show Allegro, may have proved the most enduring part of his legacy. Also “Surrey with the Fringe on Top”. His lyrics, at their best, betray no hint of their author – Oscar completely disappears in a song like “Ol’ Man River”. I also believe – like Oklahoma! The audience received a special thrill with the introduction of Oscar Andy Hammerstein III, grandson of the famed lyricist and established artist … Even Allegro showed immense courage for a boy-meets-girl writer of the oper-ettic mold. He could be, and often was, a compete bastard. I asked Oscar Andrew Hammerstein III (‘Andy’) – grandson of the beloved librettist and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II and author of “The Hammersteins: A Musical Theatre Family” – to chime in on the continued popularity of his grandfather’s shows, and memories of growing up in his famous showbiz family. This is the subject of my next book…. At his best he let the story drive the whole creative process. Oscar 1:  Oscar was often described as enigmatic – a word only used by lazy biographers. I do vaguely remember him lying on the couch in his study at 10 East 63rd Street. Not a one. Oscar Hammerstein III On Thursday, April 7, Pomperaug Woods will be hosting Oscar Hammerstein III, who is an author, lecturer and family historian. var F10834_sb_fieldcol='#000000'; I talked with Aaron Ramey who played Jud about all the ways to play Ado Annie. Real name Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II Born July 12, 1895 Died August 23, 1960 Country United States IPI 00013308919 Comments Lyricist and theatrical producer Joel: You saw Arena Stage’s production of Oklahoma!. It has a straightforward plot; it is an unmitigated tragedy; it builds coherently and emotionally. - Oscar Hammerstein III, author of The Hammersteins. He also is survived by a daughter, Alice (Mrs. Philip Mathias); and six grandchildren, the youngest of whom, aged 3-1/2, is named Oscar Hammerstein III. Which is your favorite Oscar Hammerstein II musical and why? 22:34. Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein III, grandson of the lyricist of the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein songwriting team, highlights the musical heritage of the Hammerstein family during a special concert for RootsTech 2017 with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella / The Wonderful World of Disney and Whitney Houston present ; music by Richard Rodgers ; book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II ; producer, Chris Montan ; produced by Mike Moder ; teleplay by Robert L. Freedman ; directed by Robert Iscove ; Disney Enterprises ; Citadel Entertainment ; Storyline Entertainment ; Brownhouse Productions Every pre-1943 show (excepting Show Boat) was producer-driven. He won eight Tony Awards and two Academy Awards for Best Original Song. Evidently, it was just as tempting to retell, as it became an even greater success when the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein III reimagined it as their 1945 musical “Carousel.” My father, a director of the first water, used to say that if you want people to pay attention – whisper! I was there as a tiny child, but I don’t remember him there. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University, teaching graduate level New York City theater history. . The result was soaring. He was married to Dorothy Hammerstein and Myra Finn. It crippled the booking advantage the Victoria Vaudeville house had enjoyed for over a decade and it figuratively and literally killed Willy. A young, fresh-faced, in-the-round “alt” production coming in under the radar might hit the spot. The edgy re-imagining has been called “dark and dangerous” and “scorching” by critics. that was an improvement…. . What is your favorite Oscar Hammerstein II lyric and why? John Kenrick combines a passion for entertainment history with the practical know-how earned while working on stage productions at every level from amateur to Broadway. Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II (/ [unsupported input] ˈ h æ m ər s t aɪ n /; 12. jul 1895 – 23. august 1960) bio je američki libretist, kazališni producent i režiser koji je radio na mjuziklima gotovo četrdeset godina. Most importantly Sweeney packs an emotional, rather than intellectual wallop. Moreover he was vocal in opposition to Atomic bomb proliferation, racism, Nazism, censorship, etc. He has devoted much of his life to studying and preserving his family’s heritage and contribution to American culture. I was hoping to met you to give you a note that your grandfather wrote to my great uncle, Otto Harbach on his 80th birthday. Allegro sparked a flame of fearlessness in his only student, Stephen Sondheim, who, along with other contemporary creators, has carried the torch and pushed the boundaries of musical realism into the twenty-first century”. Explore releases from Hammerstein-Kern at Discogs. John Kenrick combines a passion for entertainment history with the practical know-how earned while working on stage productions at every level from amateur to Broadway. (I wrote 50,000.) "I think show business … try{s('F10834_sb');}catch(e){}; The audience received a special thrill with the introduction of Oscar Andy Hammerstein III, grandson of the famed lyricist and established artist in his … South Pacific opens for Opera Australia tonight at the Sydney Opera House before heading to Melbourne on 13 September. Story and Song! Oscar Hammerstein III is the author of The Hammersteins: A Musical Family (Black Dog and Leventhal). Parents - Alice and William Hammerstein were his parents. [Hammerstein] expanded the boundaries of the American theater song, past the narrow urban wit of the rhymesters. Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II was an American lyricist, librettist, theatrical producer, and (usually uncredited) director in the musical theater for almost 40 years. Write only what interests you – and not for the result of money or fame. And then there’s Agnes [de Mille]. (Intermarriage? If the Rabbi don’t get ya, then the cantor will! What did you talk about? What of the next two generations – James’s and your’s? From that first note the song puts character and destiny into motion. Cinderella by Ben Demers. Add to this: Oscar wrote the lyrics first. I have this theory about why so many post-Ottoman Empire (proto-German) Jews got into opera. Photo by Debra Gehris. Brad Hathaway reviews  “The Hammersteins: A Musical Theatre Family”, Joel Markowitz interviews South Pacific’s David Pittsinger, Joel Markowitz interviews Oklahoma!’s June Schreiner and Cody Williams, Oklahoma! My publisher nixed it and told me to start with Oscar’s boot on American soil, alas! He fbz$('F10834_sb_wait_img').innerHTML=F10834_sb_wait_img; Oscar "Andy" Hammerstein III, the grandson of Oscar II, is a painter and writer, lecturer and family historian. rock, rap, r&b, pop, etc. Stephen Sondheim claims Oscar Hammerstein II as one of his major influences in his career. Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein III is the grandson of the legendary composer, who with Richard Rodgers, brought us musicals that have stood the test of time and inspired generations. by Jayne Blanchard Which one of Sondheim’s shows’ lyrics do you feel were most influenced by your Grandfather’s style of writing lyrics? here on insight is, oscar hammerstein … Are there any recent musicals that you have thought the lyrics were Oscar Hammerstein II-like – or that he might have admired? Oscar "Andy" Hammerstein III, the grandson of Oscar II, is a painter and writer, lecturer and family historian. [Hammerstein] expanded the boundaries of the American theater song, past the narrow urban wit of the rhymesters. Oscar "Andy" Hammerstein III, grandson of the late Oscar Hammerstein II, will host two performances of Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration for the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Lisa McCune as Nellie Forbush with the boys of Opera Australia's South Pacific. He also is survived by a daughter, Alice (Mrs. Philip Mathias); and six grandchildren, the youngest of whom, aged 3-1/2, is named Oscar Hammerstein III. Oscar Hammerstein III Talks About Theater Family. now his grandson oscar hammerstein iii is revealing everything about his activism in a new show called 'oscar on oscar.' Stray from the powerful transformative redemptive themes of love and death at your peril. Since your grandfather was the librettist and lyricist, was it he who would say – “let’s write a musical about ..’ which turned into Show Boat, South Pacific, Carousel, The King and I, or any of his many musical collaborators? A special thanks to Lorraine Treanor and Brad Hathaway for their assistance with this interview. The grandson of the opera impresario Oscar Hammerstein, he studied law at Columbia University before beginning his career in the theatre. Oscar Hammerstein III … Don’t write like a poet. After the show you met with members of the cast. Your book ends with the death of Oscar II, but the story doesn’t end there. Oscar Hammerstein I was born in Sceczin, Pommerania, 1848, the eldest son of a large, middle-class, German-speaking, Jewish family. Oscar II’s contributions to the development of the musical–play form make him inarguably the most important lyricist and librettist in the history of the Broadway stage. Is Broadway ready for another production of Oklahoma! That’s theatre as magic – pure and simple. I also shared with him my view that theatre-in-the-round really brings the audience inside the show because the characters can’t play to the fourth wall when all the walls are fourth walls. Tell us about that and about what happened. Arthur: Oscar 2 owes his career to Arthur. F10834_sb_requiredFields.push('F10834_sb_email'); Otto grew up in Salt Lake City. F10834_sb_requiredFields.push('F10834_sb_cids'); The apocryphal line attributed to her upon seeing the run-throughs was “Where’s the sex?” She brought in the sinister, Freudian subtext – the marry-the-doctor-but-fuck-the-porno-biker element that – let’s face it – resonates (!) Cinderella (Warren) is a sweet and pretty young woman who has been given a poor hand by fate; her stepmother (Jo Van Fleet) treats her cruelly, and while her graceless sisters are invited to a royal ball, Cinderella is not allowed to attend. I played “Surrey with the Fringe on Top” rather sheepishly then thought better of it and closed the lid.. What was Oscar Hammerstein II’s major contribution to musical theatre, and why will his work be performed forever? Why did they track him so extensively? This winter, DC fell in love again with three Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, starting with the critically acclaimed and SOLD OUT production of Oklahoma! Date Of Birth - 12th July 1895 . His father, William, was a theatre manager and for many years director of Hammerstein's Victoria, the most popular vaudeville theatre of its day. Any idea why, before David, Latin men were always cast as the Frenchman Emile de Becque? Here, she had to own up – in her dream – to her casually cruel decision…. I made it my primary mission with this book to illuminate his character. Cinderella (Warren) is a sweet and pretty young woman who has been given a poor hand by fate; her stepmother (Jo Van Fleet) treats her cruelly, and while her graceless sisters are invited to a royal ball, Cinderella is not allowed to attend. Your impression? They were great, they owned it, but the way they owned it made it seem old-fashioned. I interviewed David Pittsinger who is playing Emile de Becque in The National Tour, and was mesmerized by his beautiful singing of the role. “Oscar Hammerstein flew on a bright cloud of music for his entire career . It was hard to erase the memories of Mary [Martin] and Ezio [Pinza] from the collective theatrical unconscious. Papinta, The Flame Dancer died on stage in Germany. No. LENOX — Kimball Farms Lifecare in Lenox will host a lecture by Oscar Hammerstein III, grandson of famed lyricist Oscar Hammerstein, on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to (413) 637-7000 by Wednesday, Aug. 10. A teacher’s job doesn’t come with a lot of fancy opportunities. Not so much!) (It would be R&H that would, later, shift that power from the producers to the creators themselves.). Ever track on this CD is good, worthy of a listen. The National Tour of the Broadway revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center, which swept the Tony Awards in 2008, has drawn raves here. As he died in 1960 he never saw the musical made into a movie in 1965. (Not really – but go with me here.) Oscar Hammerstein II, Soundtrack: State Fair. Everyone has a line of Hammerstein’s washing around in the back of his brain. and Carousel are as good as they are different from each other. I haven’t any, really. He died on August 23, 1960 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA. Here’s the deal: when the authors signify this, they are stating that they are taking seriously what they are doing. His dynamic artistic ability is shown through his stunning works of art, which are inspired by … It’s a big one though, not suitable for reading on subways and buses (my usual settings) , so I’m saving it up for my two weeks in Florida next month. Oscar had a working farm on the roof of the Victoria Theatre – with a stable. You can learn more about Papinta on Google. His dynamic artistic ability is shown through his stunning works of art, which are inspired by nighttime car rides on the Saw Mill Parkway. rock, on the musicals of today. He married his second wife, the Australian-born Dorothy (Blanchard) Jacobson (1899-1987), in 1929. I think he would have been appalled by jukebox musicals and I think his patience would wear thin with regards to the meta-musicals. Oscar 2: I came to admire his creative courage and to understand his creative limitations. Many of his songs are standard repertoire for vocalists and jazz musicians. var F10834_sb_requiredFields=new Array();var F10834_sb_validateFields=new Array(); There is talk about transferring Arena Stage’s Oklahoma! It’s time for operatic Love and Death in da vernacular…. Andy Hammerstein SOUTH SALEM, NY - Andy Hammerstein III has a rich heritage, being the great great grandson of the famed Broadway composer Oscar Hammerstein. Why do you think NYC producers were so leery about producing a revival of South Pacific for five decades – before Bart Sher directed the Lincoln Theatre production? Carousel. He had three children: William Hammerstein (1918–2001) and Alice Hammerstein Mathias (1922-2015) by his first wife, and James Hammerstein (1931-1999) by his second wife, with whom he also had a stepson, Henry Jacobson, and a stepdaughter, Susan Blanchard. Elliott Carter: the world's oldest composer. He raises questions that are untraditional, and the author responds in sufficient depth to suggest he’s written a very readable book. Many mistake Papinta’s creative 15 years of international performances with Fuller and they need to be corrected as they are not right about the performer. Where better to put your horse if you were booked for 6 summer weeks at a stretch doing lasso tricks and your horse was a part of the act? Before his successful collaboration with (Richard) Rodgers, that was the exception rather than the rule. Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. The moral conviction in his plays sprang organically from him – those were his convictions. Produced by Leland Hayward, Richard Halliday, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Artist and author Andy Hammerstein gave a three part seminar on his family's theatrical legacy at The Osborn as part of the WellSpring Writers series. It was not nearly as groundbreaking as R&H’s earlier efforts and sort of gave Oscar a chance to get all operatically, happy-ever-after-ly retro. Is that really true, or was it the invention of a publicist of the day? Joel’s elaborate interview with Oscar Hammerstein III serves its purpose beautifully — example: I now really look forward to reading THE HAMMERSTEINS, the book. Rodgers had always written the songs first; his job had always been – write a catchy tune – find Larry [Hart]! My father parked me next to him so he could keep an eye on me. try{ by Frances Peacock. Are there trunk songs or works that were never completed or never released to the public that you know about and love? BOOK QUOTE: “Oscar Hammerstein II furthered the transformative power of the musical play by making the believability and truthfulness of the story – the show’s libretto – the organic center around which all the other elements orbited. It sure beats walking him up and down the stairs every day or trying to shove him into on of the two 1898 Otis elevators…this tidbit didn’t come out of the publicity department. Thus, Oscar’s family thought of themselves as proud Germans first, Jews second. Oscar freed Dick to be a creative interpreter – an artist! There may be three or four left in the trunk, if that. Or were they the ideas of a producer? The first follows the plot, is moved by the complications, feels emotional release at the climax, in short, hears with his head! (Balanchine’s “Slaughter on 10th Avenue” was NOT her precedent  – that was the precedent for the Jets and the Sharks – snap snap…). This one has taken me all day! South Pacific by Gary Tischler No sir. Go for the lower expectation and surpass it! Oscar Hammerstein III Talks About Theater Family December 8, 2016 Artist and author Andy Hammerstein gave a three part seminar on his family's theatrical legacy at The Osborn as part of the WellSpring Writers series. Oscar's mother encouraged his musical studies and opera was, from a very early age, his greatest love. Between 1920 and 1959 he wrote all or part of about 45 musical dramas for stage, film, or television. What advice would he have given for lyricists writing for theatre today? You are a painter and a writer. The second hears the humanity in the voice itself, hears with the heart. Oscar Hammerstein II was born on July 12, 1895 in New York City. } But according to his grandson Oscar Andrew (Andy) Hammerstein III, his Jewish heritage influenced Oscar II’s work—for which he won eight Tony awards and two Academy awards as a … “When you call the ticket office and say you are Oscar Hammerstein The Hammersteins were Jewish German immigrants who built theatres, and were music impresarios. Download Oscar Hammerstein III (17.04 MB). His piano is there. Oscar Andrew Hammerstein III is a painter, writer, lecturer, and family historian. fbz_FitForm('F10834_sb'); now his grandson oscar hammerstein iii is revealing everything about his activism in a new show called 'oscar on oscar.' Its cleverness doesn’t eclipse its power; characters don’t ooze Sondheim-ian cleverness; no second act problems that often plague his overtly conceptual shows. Process. "I think show business … I wasn’t yet four when he died. begins with its first note: It starts off almost quietly, off-stage. They are “in it” with the authors and the characters on the stage. (From this post or para-Judaic lineage was begat the Secular Humanists and the Ethical Culturists we have today.) Produced by Leland Hayward, Richard Halliday, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. But he was the spark for the flame to follow. Of the Manhattan Opera House which Oscar I built on 34th Street in 1892, your book refers to Oscar’s ‘patented design depicting something of a modest prototype for today’s ubiquitous cantilevered balcony’ and there is even a diagram. Process. In your recent interview with Diane Rehm on WAMU, you mentioned that your grandfather held deeply liberal views, which caused the FBI, under J. Edgar Hoover, to build an extensive file on him. The Light in the Piazza. He forgot to mention Hammerstein’s even grander Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia, which is in a sad state of disrepair, and I am waiting for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Company to purchase and renovate it, as no one else will. Oscar 1 came out of that little secular bubble that had been created in Germany-to-be in the 1850s – Jews could school with, and work with, non-Jews, provided they lost all the trappings. What did you learn about your grandfather, and great-grandfather, great-uncle and great-great-grandfather that you didn’t know before you wrote the book? Oscar Hammerstein III On Thursday, April 7, Pomperaug Woods will be hosting Oscar Hammerstein III, who is an author, lecturer and family historian. Her dances illuminated the interior mental state of Laurey and brought the psychological gravitas of love and death to a simple box lunch love triangle. I have been there several times so I know what you mean. 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