The Theater: Rodger and Hammerstein's Pipe Dream

Pipe Dream (music by Richard Rodgers; book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II).

Pipe Dream (music by Richard Rodgers; book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II). Always anxious not to repeat themselves, Rodgers & Hammerstein have turned in Pipe Dream to the flophouse and bordello set of John Steinbeck's Cannery Row. When not cavorting, the bims and bums heave and push at a constantly stalled romance between a popular young scientist and a pretty waif befriended by a madam. To get Doc a microscope, Cannery Row stages a raffle and fancy-dress brawl, and when the lovelorn heroine takes up...

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