The Lives of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

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In Music
  • Hammerstein- Born

    Hammerstein- Born
    Hammerstein was born Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein in New York City.
  • Birth of Rodgers

    Birth of Rodgers
    Rodgers was born in New York City, New York.
  • Hammerstein-Opening of "Rose-Marie"

    Hammerstein-Opening of "Rose-Marie"
  • Rodgers- Opening of "Dearest Enemy"

    Rodgers- Opening of "Dearest Enemy"
    This musical was based on a true American Revolutionary War incident.
  • Rodgers-Opening of "The Girlfriend"

    Rodgers-Opening of "The Girlfriend"
  • Rodgers- Opening of "Peggy-Ann"

    Rodgers- Opening of "Peggy-Ann"
    This musical is based on the 1910 musical Tillie’s Nightmare by Edgar Smith.
  • Rodgers- Opening of "A Connecticut Yankee"

    Rodgers- Opening of "A Connecticut Yankee"
    A Connecticut Yankee is a musical based on the novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by American writer Mark Twain.
  • Hammerstein- Opening of "Show Boat"

    Hammerstein- Opening of "Show Boat"
  • Rodgers- Opening of "Present Arms"

    Rodgers- Opening of "Present Arms"
  • Hammerstein- Opening of "The New Moon"

    Hammerstein- Opening of "The New Moon"
  • Hammerstein-Opening of Sweet Adeline

    Hammerstein-Opening of Sweet Adeline
  • Hammerstein-Opening of "Music in the Air"

    Hammerstein-Opening of "Music in the Air"
  • Rodgers- Opening of "Jumbo"

    Rodgers- Opening of "Jumbo"
    It starred Jimmy Durante and at the end of each show he laid down on the stage and allowed a live elephant to place a foot upon his head.
  • Rodgers-Opening of "I Married An Angel"

    Rodgers-Opening of "I Married An Angel"
  • Hammerstein-Opening of "Very Warm for May"

    Hammerstein-Opening of "Very Warm for May"
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein- Opening of "Oklahoma!"

    Rodgers and Hammerstein- Opening of "Oklahoma!"
    This was the first musical Rodgers and Hammerstein worked on together.
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein- Opening of "Carousel"

    Rodgers and Hammerstein- Opening of "Carousel"
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein- Opening of "Allegro" on Broadway

    Rodgers and Hammerstein- Opening of "Allegro" on Broadway
    It won the 1947 Donaldson Award for Best Book (Hammerstein), Best Lyrics (Hammerstein), and Best Score (Rodgers).
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein- Opening of "South Pacific" on Broadway

    Rodgers and Hammerstein- Opening of "South Pacific" on Broadway
    This musical won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950.
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein- Opening of "The King and I"

    Rodgers and Hammerstein- Opening of "The King and I"
    This musical is based on the book Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon.
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein- Opening of "Flower Drum Song" on Broadway

    Rodgers and Hammerstein- Opening of "Flower Drum Song" on Broadway
    It was based on the 1957 novel, The Flower Drum Song, by Chinese-American author C. Y. Lee.
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein- Opening of "The Sound of Music"

    Rodgers and Hammerstein- Opening of "The Sound of Music"
  • Death of Hammerstein

    Death of Hammerstein
  • Rodger's Death

    Rodger's Death