Hosted by Matthew Morrison (“Glee”), OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II — OUT OF MY DREAMS is a celebration of the most acclaimed lyricist and librettist of the 20th century.

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Oscar Hammerstein II, the most acclaimed lyricist and librettist of the 20th century.

Hammerstein's legendary works include Show Boat (1927), Oklahoma! (1943), Carousel (1945), South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951) and The Sound of Music (1959). Brimming with movie clips from his greatest musicals, this new PBS special features interviews with Stephen Sondheim, Harold Prince, Shirley Jones, Mitzi Gaynor, Hammerstein family members and others.

Oscar Hammerstein II–Out Of My Dreams, Thursday at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.

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