By Rodgers & Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber fore
Genre: BroadwayCompiling the classic Broadway hits of America's most beloved songwriting team, this beautifully illustrated full-color gift edition brings alive the timeless songs of Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Flower Drum Song, The Sound of Music and more. Over the course of their collaboration, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II created 11 musicals of tremendous variety and depth. Didier Deutsch (Grammy-nominated record producer, Broadway drama critic, and author of Soundtrack, a review of 2,000 movie and Broadway albums on CD) presents an introduction to each show, including a plot synopsis, fascinating facts about the original productions, and commentary on the evolution of each work and its impact on American musical theatre. Featuring songs from all 11 shows, this unparalleled collection provides piano/vocal/guitar arrangements for 30 all-time favorites, such as 'Shall We Dance?', 'Some Enchanted Evening,' 'Surrey with the Fringe on Top' and 'My Favorite Things.' Original performance photography from the archives of The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization and full-color photos of the most up-to-date revivals take us from this legendary team's first foray on the Broadway scene through award-winning productions of today. Features a thoughtful foreword by Andrew Lloyd Webber and an introduction by the president of The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, Theodore Chapin. 192 pages, 9 inch. x 12 inch., full-color throughout.