Something wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2018.
Language:
English
Description

A revelatory portrait of the creative partnership that transformed musical theater and provided the soundtrack to the American Century

They stand at the apex of the great age of songwriting, the creators of the classic Broadway musicals Oklahoma! , Carousel , South Pacific , The King and I , and The Sound of Music , whose songs have never lost their popularity or emotional power. Even before they joined forces, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had written dozens of Broadway shows, but together they pioneered a new art form: the serious musical play. Their songs and dance numbers served to advance the drama and reveal character, a sharp break from the past and the template on which all future musicals would be built.

Though different in personality and often emotionally distant from each other, Rodgers and Hammerstein presented an unbroken front to the world and forged much more than a songwriting team; their partnership was also one of the most profitable and powerful entertainment businesses of their era. They were cultural powerhouses whose work came to define postwar America on stage, screen, television, and radio. But they also had their failures and flops, and more than once they feared they had lost their touch.

Todd S. Purdum's portrait of these two men, their creative process, and their groundbreaking innovations will captivate lovers of musical theater, lovers of the classic American songbook, and young lovers wherever they are. He shows that what Rodgers and Hammerstein wrought was truly something wonderful.

Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 1c2fd882-6c20-3bf3-6603-55acf04486cb
Grouping Title something wonderful rodgers and hammersteins broadway revolution
Grouping Author purdum todd s
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-21 03:46:50AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-21 05:47:31AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Todd S. Purdum
author_display Todd S. Purdum
collection_louisville On Order
detailed_location_louisville Boulder Main Adult NonFiction, Longmont Adult Nonfiction, Longmont New Book Shelf - Nonfiction, Longmont Pulblic Library On Order, Louisville New Adult Non-Fiction, Loveland Adult Nonfiction, Online OverDrive Collection
display_description Even before they joined forces, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had written dozens of Broadway shows, but together they pioneered a new art form: the serious musical play. Their songs and dance numbers served to advance the drama and reveal character, a sharp break from the past and the template on which all future musicals would be built. [This is a portrait of that creative partnership.
format_category_louisville Books, eBook
format_louisville Book, eBook
id 1c2fd882-6c20-3bf3-6603-55acf04486cb
isbn 162779834, 9781627798341, 9781627798358
item_details ils:.b2843044x|.i43164444|Longmont Adult Nonfiction|792.0973 PUR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Oct 16, 2018|lgnfa||, ils:.b2843044x|.i43219494|Boulder Main Adult NonFiction|782.14092 Purd|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jul 23, 2018|bmnfa||, ils:.b2843044x|.i43247532|Loveland Adult Nonfiction|782.1409 Purdum, T.|||1|false|false|||||In Transit|Nov 15, 2018|lvnfa||, ils:.b2843044x|.i43305441|Longmont New Book Shelf - Nonfiction|782.14 PUR|||1|false|false|||||Due Dec 9, 2018|Sep 25, 2018|lgnfx||, ils:.b2843044x|.i43329482|Louisville New Adult Non-Fiction|782.14 PUR|||1|false|false|||||Due Dec 11, 2018|Nov 04, 2018|lsnna||, ils:.b2843044x|.o17332667|Longmont Pulblic Library On Order|ON ORDER|||1|true|false|||||On Order||lg||, overdrive:d14beae0-5212-4d1e-8398-9932a3774119|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||
itype_louisville , hardcover book
last_indexed 2018-11-21T12:47:31.58Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_louisville 782.14 PUR
local_time_since_added_louisville Year
owning_library_louisville Louisville Public Library
owning_location_louisville Louisville Public Library
primary_isbn 9781627798341
publishDate 2018
record_details ils:.b2843044x|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Henry Holt and Company,|2018.|x, 386 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm., overdrive:d14beae0-5212-4d1e-8398-9932a3774119|eBook|eBook||English|Henry Holt and Co.|2018|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_louisville
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b2843044x .i43305441 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false 128, 1, 129, 2, 3, 131, 4, 132, 5, 133, 6, 7, 135, 8, 136, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 125, 126, 127
ils:.b2843044x .i43164444 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false 128, 1, 129, 2, 3, 131, 4, 132, 5, 133, 6, 7, 135, 8, 136, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 125, 126, 127
ils:.b2843044x .i43329482 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 128, 129, 3, 131, 132, 133, 135, 8, 136, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 125, 126, 127
ils:.b2843044x .o17332667 On Order On Order false false true false false false
ils:.b2843044x .i43219494 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false 128, 129, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 125, 126, 127
ils:.b2843044x .i43247532 Checked Out In Transit false false true false false false 1, 2, 3, 131, 4, 5, 6, 7, 135, 8, 136, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 115, 117, 118, 119, 125
overdrive:d14beae0-5212-4d1e-8398-9932a3774119 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
subject_facet Composers -- United States -- Biography, Hammerstein, Oscar, -- II, -- 1895-1960, Librettists -- United States -- Biography, Musicals -- United States -- History and criticism, Rodgers, Richard, -- 1902-1979
title_display Something wonderful : Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway revolution
title_full Something Wonderful Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution, Something wonderful : Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway revolution / Todd S. Purdum
title_short Something wonderful :
title_sub Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Composers, Hammerstein, Oscar, History and criticism, Librettists, Music, Musicals, Nonfiction, Performing Arts, Rodgers, Richard