Sincerely, Oscar, which opened at Theatre Row April 4, will play its final performance Off-Broadway May 12. Written by and starring Doreen Taylor, the show celebrates the life, music, and legacy of famed lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II.
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Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Carousel, and South Pacific, the production incorporates Hammerstein's personal correspondence, unpublished lyrics, interviews, and rare memoirs.
The world premiere of Sincerely, Oscar, which co-stars Taylor alongside Azudi Onyejekwe (The Great Comet), utilizes 3D holographic technology to bring Hammerstein back to the stage. Sincerely, Oscar features a book by Taylor and direction by Dugg McDonoug.
"Seeing my dream come true of presenting these wonderful songs with Oscar Hammerstein's own words has been truly humbling," said Taylor. "This show has been a labor of love and I am profoundly grateful to Azudi, our creative team, and the crew for helping to bring my vision to life."
Performances began at Theatre Row 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.