Rodgers and Hammerstein bio coming in 2018, 75th anniversary of 'Oklahoma!'

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A biography of Rodgers and Hammerstein, written with the cooperation of the late Broadway team's publishing arm, will be come out in 2018.

Henry Holt and Company announced Monday that Todd S. Purdum's book, "Rogers and Hammerstein," also will draw upon materials recently made available at the Library of Congress.

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The book's release is timed for the 75th anniversary of Richard Rodgers' and Oscar Hammerstein II's first collaboration, "Oklahoma!" Their other musicals included "The Sound of Music" and "South Pacific."

Purdum is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a senior writer at Politico.