Azudi Onyejekwe (The Great Comet, Violet) has joined the upcoming Off-Broadway production of Sincerely, Oscar, a new musical celebrating the life, music, and legacy of famed lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II. Onyejekwe, who will star alongside the show's creator Doreen Taylor, replaces the previously announced Johnathan Lee Iverson.
Sincerely, Oscar features a book by Taylor and direction by Dugg McDonough. The musical will showcase over 30 of his greatest songs from shows like The Sound of Music, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, Allegro, and more.
Performances will begin March 27 Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre ahead of an April 4 opening.
Sincerely, Oscar incorporates Hammerstein's personal correspondence, unpublished lyrics, interviews, and rare memoirs to give insight into the famed lyricist's journey. The production also utilizes state-of-the-art 3D holographic technology.
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.