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Meet Sincerely, Oscar’s Azudi Onyejekwe

Meet Sincerely, Oscar’s Azudi Onyejekwe

Sincerely, Oscar a new musical celebrating Broadway’s greatest lyricist, Oscar Hammerstein, with book by Doreen Taylor and directed by Dugg McDonough will play Theatre Row – Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street in a limited engagement, Opening night is set for April 4. 

Azudi Onyejekwe Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Sincerely, Oscar stars Doreen Taylor (Christine Daae in The Phantom of the OperaCandide; Billboard Top 100 Recording Artist) and Azudi Onyejekwe (The Great Comet, Violet).  

Sincerely, Oscar is a new musical highlighting Oscar Hammerstein’s journey to become Broadway’s greatest lyricist. The musical explores Oscar’s life in his words while showcasing over 30 of his greatest songs from shows like The Sound of Music, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, Allegro and more. Working closely with Oscar Hammerstein’s grandson Will, the musical incorporates personal correspondence, unpublished lyrics, interviews and rare memoirs to give insight into Hammerstein’s legacy. Sincerely, Oscar utilizes state-of-the-art 3D holographic technology called IceMagic, with its imagery often referred to as a hologram. The visual effect is created through a specialized projection system and it is the first time this holographic technology will be implemented on the Off Broadway stage.

Azudi Onyejekwe Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Sincerely, Oscar features scenic design by Jason Simms (Witness for the Prosecution; Hamlet), lighting design by David Pedemonti (signage and structures on The Lyric Theatre for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), costume design by Dawna Oak (Disney on Ice; Ringling Brothers), sound design by Robert Balan (“Made In Chinatown”), and projection design by Brittany Merenda (Shrek The Musical). Lou Lanza (Opening Doors: A Jazz Tribute to the Doors, Corner Pocket) is the musical director and arranger and Joshua Godoy (Black Days; Golden State Pops Orchestra) did the string arrangements.

Azudi Onyejekwe, Doreen Taylor Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

 “Oscar Hammerstein was more than just a lyricist…his words provided hope and joy to generations,” said director Dugg McDonough. “We look forward to sharing the stories behind the lyrics.”

Azudi Onyejekwe Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Azudi Onyejekwe, Doreen Taylor, Dugg McDonough Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Off Broadway

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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