Inside Early Drafts of Carousel’s ‘If I Loved You’

    In Todd S. Purdum’s upcoming book Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution, we find Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II hot off of their debut collaboration, 1943’s Oklahoma! As history goes, they followed up that massive success with the landmark Carousel, which premiered on Broadway in April 1945. The show has since become a beloved classic of the genre, with revivals in 1954, 1957, and 1994. A brand new Broadway production starring Jessie Mueller and Joshua Henry is currently in previews and scheduled to open April 12 at the Imperial Theatre.

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