The Hammersteins: First Family of the American Theatre

Author(s): Oscar Andrew Hammerstein, III

Music and Performing Arts

In this book, a surviving member of America's theatrical dynasty tells the remarkable story of the five generations of what is and was Broadway's greatest and most influential family. From the 19th century immigrant Oscar Hammerstein I ( The Father of Times SquareA") to Oscar Hammerstein II, whose works - from Showboat to South Pacific and The Sound of Music - are considered to be the cornerstone of musical theatre, the book reveals the dynamic vision and genius of this brilliant theatrical family. The story of the Hammerstein family is the story of American theatre. It is largely due to them that Broadway became what it is and that musicals evolved as they did. Includes hundreds of mostly never-been-seen-before images of the Hammersteins at home and working with theatre luminaries including famous writers, composers and performers; behind the scenes at the opening nights of various now-famous productions; theatre posters; and much more.


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General Fields

  • : 9781579128463
  • : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
  • : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
  • : October 2010
  • : 254mm X 190mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Oscar Andrew Hammerstein, III
  • : Hardback
  • : 256