This spring, Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre will welcome Sincerely, Oscar, a new musical celebrating the life, music, and legacy of famed lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical arrives Off-Broadway following a debut at The Bristol Riverside Theatre in Philadelphia.
Sincerely, Oscar features a book by Doreen Taylor, who also stars, 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 ahead of an April 4 opening. Johnathan Lee Iverson stars alongside Taylor.
Sincerely, Oscar incorporates Hammerstein's personal correspondence, unpublished lyrics, interviews, and rare memoirs to give insight into Hammerstein's journey. The production also utilizes state-of-the-art 3D holographic technology, also known as a hologram.
Sincerely, Oscar features scenic design by Jason Simms (Witness for the Prosecution; Hamlet), lighting design by David Pedemonti (signage and structures on The Lyric Theatre for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), costume design by Dawna Oak (Disney on Ice; Ringling Brothers), sound design by Robert Balan (Made In Chinatown), and projection design by Brittany Merenda (Shrek The Musical). Lou Lanza (Opening Doors: A Jazz Tribute to the Doors) is the musical director and arranger, and Joshua Godoy (Golden State Pops Orchestra) did the string arrangements. Sincerely, Oscar is general managed by Brierpatch Productions. Pedemonti produces.