Where Have You Gone, Oscar Hammerstein?
From Show Boat to Sondheim is a long way down.
Enchanted Evenings: The Broadway Musical From Show Boat to Sondheim
By Geoffrey Block
Oxford University Press; 410 pages; $35
Mark Steyn, who hosts the live opera broadcasts on Channel 4 in Britain, is the film critic of the Spectator in London. He also writes for London's Daily and Sunday Telegraph.
xAudio Credits"Ol' Man River," from Show Boat. Music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd. © 1927, 1934 T.B. Harms Co. Copyrights Renewed. All rights reserved. Performed by Bruce Hubbard and male chorus. From Show Boat: Broadway Show Album (EMI Cat. No. 7 49847 2). (P) 1988 EMI Records Ltd. All rights reserved."Edelweiss," from The Sound of Music. Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd. © Williamson Music Co./ASCAP. Performed by Mary Martin, Theodore Bikel, and children. From The Sound of Music: Original Broadway Cast (Sony Broadway Cat. No. SK 53537). © 1993 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved."Where's the Mate For Me?" from Show Boat. Music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd. © 1927, 1928 T.B. Harms Co. Copyrights Renewed. Performed by Frederica von Stade and Jerry Hadley. From Show Boat: Broadway Show Album (EMI Cat. No. 7 49847 2). (P) 1988 EMI Records Ltd. All rights reserved."La donna è mobile," from Rigoletto. Music and libretto by Giuseppe Verdi. Performed by Luciano Pavarotti and the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Richard Bonynge. From Pavarotti's Greatest Hits (London Cat. No. 417 011-2). (P) 1968, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1979, 1980 The Decca Record Co. Ltd. London. All rights reserved."You're the Top," from Anything Goes. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. © 1934 (Renewed) by Warner Bros. Music. All rights reserved. Performed by Patti LuPone and Howard McGillin. From Anything Goes: The New Broadway Cast Recording (RCA Victor Cat. No. 7769-2-RC). (P) 1988 Lincoln Center Theater TMK(S). All rights reserved."Into the Woods," from Into the Woods. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. © MCA Music Publishing, a division of Universal Studios Inc., and WB Music Corp./ASCAP. Performed by the cast. From Into the Woods: Original London Cast Recording (BGM Classics Cat. No. 60752-2-RC). (P) 1991 BGM Music. All rights reserved.11111false21999112485600PMWednesdayNovNovember2011/25/1999 1:56:00 AM6307907376000000002001101953008AMFridayOctOctober510/19/2001 9:30:08 AM631390662080000000