Overture and Finale: Rodgers and Hammerstein and the Creation of Their Two Greatest Hits
by Max Wilk
A good read awaits theater lovers in this you-are-there account of the most phenomenal collaboration in Broadway history. "The book benefits greatly ... Show synopsis A good read awaits theater lovers in this you-are-there account of the most phenomenal collaboration in Broadway history. "The book benefits greatly from firsthand comments from the creators and performers of both original casts and the very successful film versions."--"Billboard Magazine" "Wilk's lively book tells of the creation of both Rodgers and Hammerstein shows....Better than that, Wilk makes the musicals live and breathe as well, telling their stories in a breezy--although never cavalier-- manner."--"Show Music" "The definitive "biography" of two of the most successful musicals ever written: "Oklahoma" and "The Sound of Music." This is a book that belongs in the library of every serious student of the American Musical. Not only is this book a work of great historical benfit, but it also provides the reader a chance to relive a bygone era through an account that makes it seem like only yesterday."--"Sheet Music Magazine"