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2010-09-30 10:32:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, November 8th, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation will honor, a living legend, Julie Andrews along with previously announced Grammy® Award Winners John Legend, John Mayer and The ASCAP Foundation. Paul Williams, the legendary songwriter, and now president of ASCAP, will accept on behalf of the Foundation. Natasha Bedingfield, a member of the VH1 Save the Music Alumni Ambassador Group is scheduled to perform. The program for the...

2009-11-02 06:34:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 16, 1959, The Sound of Music - the last musical collaboration of composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II - made history when it opened at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theater. Masterworks Broadway celebrates that milestone with a special 50th anniversary edition of the musical's beloved original cast recording, starring Broadway legend Mary Martin. The 50th anniversary edition of the original cast recording of The Sound of Music...

2009-06-18 22:15:56

Daniel Dae Kim is spending his summer hiatus from the U.S. television drama Lost starring in a West End production of The King & I. Kim plays the King of Siam opposite Maria Friedman's governess Anna in the revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein show, playing through June 28 at London's Royal Albert Hall. The stage-trained actor, who is appearing in his first musical, told the BBC he is determined to make the royal role his own, despite Yul Brynner's iconic performance in the 1956 film...

2009-04-21 18:39:07

The Dutch organization Imagem Music Group says it is acquiring the rights to the songs and musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Imagem describes itself as the music publishing investment fund of ABP, the Netherlands-based world's third largest pension fund, and CP Masters BV, one of Europe's leading independent music publishers. The pact Imagem announced Tuesday that it signed also includes the rights to all works owned by The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, such as the popular stage...

2009-04-21 06:00:00

NEW YORK, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagem Music Group, the music publishing investment fund of ABP, the Netherlands based world's third largest pension fund and CP Masters BV, one of Europe's leading independent music publishers, is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement to acquire the rights to the songs and musicals of the legendary Rodgers & Hammerstein as well as The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization (RHO). The transaction confirms Imagem Music Group as the world's...

2009-04-01 21:06:51

U.S. President Barack Obama and his family gave Queen Elizabeth II an iPod when they arrived Wednesday at London's Buckingham Palace. The New York Times reported that a White House aide said the first family gave the queen an iPod loaded with video and photos of her 2007 trip to the United States, as well as Broadway show tunes. The Obamas also gave the queen a rare songbook signed by Richard Rodgers, of Rodgers and Hammerstein, the newspaper reported. In exchange, the queen gave the Obamas a...


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