Broadway: The American Musical
"Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin' (1943-1960)"
The new partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II changes the face of Broadway, beginning with the record-breaking Oklahoma! in 1943, featuring a landmark ballet by Agnes de Mille. Carousel and South Pacific then set the standard for decades to come by pioneering a musical in which the story is all-important. For challenging the country to confront its deep-seated racial bigotry, South Pacific wins the Pulitzer Prize. Part 4 of 6G