The world premiere of the new musical Sincerely, Oscar opens at Theatre Row April 4. Written by and starring Doreen Taylor, the show celebrates the life, music, and legacy of famed lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II.
Co-starring alongside Azudi Onyejekwe (The Great Comet) and Taylor is (in a sense) Hammerstein himself. The world premiere utilizes state-of-the-art 3D holographic technology to bring a hologram of the late lyricist center stage.
Sincerely, Oscar features a book by Taylor and direction by Dugg McDonoug. As well as showcasing over 30 of his greatest songs from shows like The Sound of Music, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Carousel, and South Pacific, the production incorporates Hammerstein's personal correspondence, unpublished lyrics, interviews, and rare memoirs.
Performances began Off-Broadway March 28.
Sincerely, Oscar features scenic design by Jason Simms, lighting design by David Pedemonti, costume design by Dawna Oak, sound design by Robert Balan, and projection design by Brittany Merenda. Lou Lanza is the musical director and arranger, and Joshua Godoy did the string arrangements. The production is general managed by Brierpatch Productions. Additional casting is by Pat McCorkle, CSA & Katja Zarolinski, CSA, McCorkle Casting Ltd.