Broadway show historian Mel Haber pays tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein in a FREE program in Midtown showcasing some of their best known and best loved songs, by the Broadway stars who made them famous.
You’ll hear stories behind the creation of such successful musicals including Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. And, you’ll hear songs from these and other musicals, including, “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” “It Might As Well Be Spring,” “If I Loved You,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Shall We Dance,” and “The Sound of Music”.
Performers include John Raitt, father of singer Bonnie Raitt, Shirley Jones, Dick Haymes, Julie Andrews, Ezio Pinza, and Mary Martin.
The Tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein program is Tuesday, August 5th at 6:30 PM at the Mid-Manhattan branch of the NY Public Library. That’s on Fifth Avenue, across from the main branch guarded by those two stone lions.What’s your favorite song? If I Loved You always makes me cry, and Shall We Dance makes me want to dance.