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Rodgers and Hammerstein Flop Gets 2nd Chance

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein were the writing team that helped usher in what is considered the Golden Age of American musical theater. By the late 1940s, they had created a string of Broadway hits and were at the top of their game.  And then came Allegro. Don’t be surprised if you don’t recognize that title. Allegro was a flop - perhaps, according to one scholar, because its concept and staging made it ahead of its time. “If you’re reasonably rational and have any...

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