Updated Mon, Mar 5, 2012 2:37 pm
Oscar Hammerstein II - Out of My Dreams
Saturday, March 17, 8 p.m.
OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II — OUT OF MY DREAMS is a celebration of the most acclaimed lyricist and librettist of the 20th century, the man who worked in the theater for more than 40 years, writing the lyrics for more than a thousand songs and the libretti for dozens of operettas and musicals performed on Broadway, in London and in Hollywood films. His legendary works include Rose-Marie (1924), Show Boat (1927), Oklahoma! (1943), Carousel (1945), South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951) and The Sound of Music (1959).
Brimming over with movie clips from his greatest musicals, this new PBS special features interviews with Stephen Sondheim, Harold Prince, Shirley Jones, Mitzi Gaynor, Hammerstein family members and others. Hosted by Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated Matthew Morrison (“Glee”) — who starred in the 2008 Tony-winning revival of South Pacific as Lieutenant Cable — OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II — OUT OF MY DREAMS is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations.