Hammerstein Still Fighting Prejudice

News   Hammerstein Still Fighting Prejudice Oscar Hammerstein II, who wrote lyrics to "You've Got To Be Carefully Taught," is continuing to fight prejudice long after his death -- through his songs.

Oscar Hammerstein II, who wrote lyrics to "You've Got To Be Carefully Taught," is continuing to fight prejudice long after his death -- through his songs. All Kinds of People, a revue of Hammerstein theatre songs that explore prejudice and plead for understanding between people, has been touring New York City area high schools, but will get an official off-Broadway premiere May 2 at The Town Hall theatre 11 AM May 2 for an invited audience of high school students.

The opening, and scheduled follow-up performances May 31 and June 7, are not open to the public.

The 50-minute revue will be accompanied by discussions and student participation. The title comes from a song from Pipe Dream, which states "It takes all kinds of people to make up a world." The show includes songs from The King and I, Flower Drum Song, The Sound of Music, Cinderella, Show Boat and Carousel.

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