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An Enchanted Evening: A Night With Oscar Hammerstein

Members say: Disappointing, Entertaining, Indulgent, Great singing, How can you screw up hammerstein?
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Starring Billboard Top 100 vocalist Doreen Taylor, this new docu-musical explores Hammerstein's life and his journey to become one of the most important lyricists of all time.

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Through their collaboration with Oscar's grandson William Hammerstein, the creators of 'An Enchanted Evening' were given the opportunity to create an intimate show that offers an in-depth glimpse into the life of the musical legend, based on private, personal stories, rarely before seen images, and videos. Special guest performance by Broadway's Davis Gaines.

 

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Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you enjoy Hammerstein's songs from some of his most famous musicals. Wonderful interpretations by Doreen Taylor and Davis Gaines.

Don't see it if you like musicals with a plot. There is some interesting video of Hammerstein's life and shows.

Also I had not been familiar with Ms Taylor but she is a great cabaret sing... Read more Read less

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Disappointing, Nothing enchanting about this evening, How can you screw up hammerstein?

See it if you're dying to hear classic Hammerstein songs and don't mind that they're mangled by poor arrangements and incompetent singers.

Don't see it if you value your time. You'll learn nothing about OH (2 minutes on Wikipedia would enlighten more) and you'll have to hear his songs ruined.

Also The show included the song Bill from Show Boat....but Hammerstein did ... Read more Read less

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Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if you want to learn a little about Oscar and hear some of his iconic songs, although they are not always presented with the musicals in mind.

Don't see it if you are really turned off by some cabaret performances of songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musicals.

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Disappointing, Excruciating, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if You're a friend or family member of one of the performers and don't have to pay for a ticket.

Don't see it if You can't tolerate great classic theatre songs being downgraded to superficial cabaret-type singing with awful arrangements.

Also At least the brief videos about the major Hammerstein shows were fairl... Read more Read less

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Ambitious, Intelligent, Disappointing, Slow, Entertaining

See it if About what you would expect, few surprises. Some of the arrangements were disappointing.

Don't see it if Like comfortable seats - this must be the worst theatre in New York. Very uncomfortable for a two hour no intermission show.