Lyricist and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II revolutionized the Broadway theatre when he made the story central to the musical, giving songs the sole purpose of moving the story forward. Born into a family dynasty in New York’s theatre history, he exchanged his “almost-law-degree” for a career in the theatre. Before working exclusively with composer Richard Rogers on such ground-breaking musicals as “Carousel,” “South Pacific” and “The King And I,” Hammerstein penned the lyrics to many other composers’ melodies, most notably, those of Jerome Kern. Their musical “Showboat,” paved the way for musical theatre to mature into its own art form. In addition to highlighting the wonderful stories of his career, this tribute includes beloved favorites, “I’ll Take Romance,” “The Folks Who Live On The Hill,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man Of Mine,” “Hello Young Lovers,” and “People Will Say We’re In Love.”