Brian T. Cahill

New York, NY
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  • Something Wonderful

  • Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution
  • By: Todd S. Purdum
  • Narrated by: Todd S. Purdum
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

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.

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  • Rediscovery of an innovative team of artists

  • By Brian T. Cahill on 04-14-18

Rediscovery of an innovative team of artists

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Reviewed: 04-14-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Highly recommend. This book is a terrific description of R&H’s journey individually and as a team.

What did you like best about this story?

I think some modern audiences may approach R&H’s work with a dismissive attitude. This book provides plenty of evidence of their continued importance and relevance. There’s no Hamilton without Oklahoma.

What about Todd S. Purdum’s performance did you like?

He’s clearly passionate about his subject matter, and his voice, pace, and cadence are pleasant.

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