BROADWAY: A Healing Guy

"When I was very much younger," wrote Oscar Hammerstein II in the introduction to a collection of his lyrics, "I thought that if I ever made all the money I needed out of writing musical comedy, I would then sit back and turn to straight dramatic plays in which I could say whatever I wanted to say and state my reactions to the world I live in." His rhyming verse made him a millionaire many times over, but Hammerstein never stopped writing it. While becoming the most popular lyricist in the history of...

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