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"In the Rodgers and Hammerstein generation, popular hits came out of shows and movies." - Stephen Sondheim

"I have only one bit of advice to beginning writers: be sure your novel is read by Rodgers and Hammerstein." - James A Michener

"I've never met a Mormon I didn't like. They're really nice people. They're so Disney. They're so Rodgers and Hammerstein." - Trey Parker

"Asking me what I think of Oscar (Hammerstein) is like asking me what I think of the Yankees, Man o' War and Strawberry Sundaes." - Billy Rose

"The history of popular music is littered with great partnerships. Rodgers had his Hammerstein, Lennon had his McCartney, and Lloyd Webber had... his photocopier..." - Humphrey Lyttelton

"The music and lyrics of Rodgers & Hammerstein connect seamlessly. Singing those beautiful songs was a joyous experience for me, and one that I will never forget." - Julie Andrews

"The music and lyrics of Rodgers & Hammerstein connect seamlessly. Singing those beautiful songs was a joyous experience for me, and one that I will never forget." - Julie Andrews

"I can't wait to play the Hammerstein shows. Things have been exploding in the last week, and that's going to be the exclamation point." - Trey Anastasio

"I feel very fortunate to have been associated with people such as Rodgers and Hammerstein. I think they were geniuses of their time." - Shirley Jones

"It's kind of hard to get deep with Rodgers and Hammerstein. I can't think of a moral in the music - it's just fun." - Jeff Long

"Stephen Sondheim told me that Oscar Hammerstein believed everything that he wrote. So there's great truth in the songs, and that's what was so wonderful to find." - Bernadette Peters

"I was essentially trained by Oscar Hammerstein to think of songs as one-act plays, to move a song from point A to point B dramatically." - Stephen Sondheim

"Oscar Hammerstein was a surrogate father during all those many days, and weeks and months when I didn't see my own father." - Stephen Sondheim

"After the Rodgers and Hammerstein revolution, songs became part of the story, as opposed to just entertainments in between comedy scenes." - Stephen Sondheim

"The history of popular music is littered with great partnerships. Rodgers had his Hammerstein, Lennon had his McCartney, and Lloyd Webber had... his photocopier..." - Humphrey Lyttelton

"Rodgers & Hammerstein shows have a purity of unironic emotion that imprints itself upon people's hearts. They seem to touch our feelings so effortlessly. They have a scope and ambition that's missing from many musicals now." - Mary Rodgers

"Like Rodgers and Hammerstein, I'm not afraid to deal with themes about the ups and downs of life, yet which are still entertaining, and you still feel these stories." - Harvey Weinstein

"My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director. ... (when asked who wrote 'Some Enchanted Evening') Rodgers and Hammerstein, if you can imagine it taking two men to write one song. ... Good authors, too, who once knew better words now use only four-letter words writing prose. ... Brush up your Shakespeare and they'll all kowtow." - Cole Porter

"Rodgers and Hammerstein didn't mean anything to me. I just wanted to have a hit, I just wanted to be like those people on the radio. It was all of a case of the present tense with no projecting into the future, particularly." - Art Garfunkel

"Not being a natural songwriter... for me the appreciation of a great song and the writers came early on, growing up in a musical family. My dad got to sing songs by some of the greatest writers of all time, Rodgers and Hammerstein." - Bonnie Raitt

"And what could be a hotter ticket than the improbable triumph of 'The Book of Mormon,' the musical-comedy moon shot of the season? Its creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, of Comedy Central's 'South Park,' are the most unlikely Rodgers and Hammerstein team ever to bowl a thundering strike." - James Wolcott

"We never thought we were writing for posterity, because at the time everyone assumed that all the great standards had already been written by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein... The songs we were writing were supposed to be temporary things, of the period, like comic books." - Mike Stoller



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