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Sincerely, Oscar - an Oscar Hammerstein II bio-musical - will play Theatre Row
Sincerely, Oscar will begin performances at the Acorn Theatre on March 27, 2019.
Following critical acclaim from its Philadelphia premiere at The Bristol Riverside Theatre, the new Oscar Hammerstein II bio-musical Sincerely, Oscar is now set to make its off-Broadway premiere at Theatre Row. The limited engagement will run at the Acorn Theatre from March 27 through to June 30, 2019, with an official opening scheduled for April 4.
Synopsis: "Sincerely, Oscar is a new musical highlighting Oscar Hammerstein's journey to become Broadway's greatest lyricist. The musical explores Oscar's life in his words while showcasing over 30 of his greatest songs from shows like The Sound of Music, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, Allegro and more. Working closely with Oscar Hammerstein's grandson Will, the musical incorporates personal correspondence, unpublished lyrics, interviews and rare memoirs togive insight into Hammerstein's legacy."
The musical features a book by Doreen Taylor, who also stars in the production alongside Johnathan Lee Iverson, and is directed by Dugg McDonough.
Mr. McDonough commented: "Oscar Hammerstein was more than just a lyricist...his words provided hope and joy to generations. We look forward to sharing the stories behind the lyrics."
The production also utilizes state-of-the-art 3D holographic technology, created through a specialized projection system, marking the first time this holographic technology is being implemented Off-Broadway.
The creative team features music direction & arrangements by Lou Lanza, string arrangements by Joshua Godoy, scenic design by Jason Simms, lighting design by David Pedemonti, costume design by Dawna Oak, sound design by Robert Balan, and projection design by Brittany Merenda.
Sincerely, Oscar is produced off-Broadway by David Pedemonti.
(Artwork provided by Keith Sherman & Associates)