The original Broadway production of Oklahoma! opened on March 31, 1943. It is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs’ 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs.
1950 was an exceedingly prolific and varied year for Yousuf Karsh: Sitters include violinist Jascha Heifetz; groundbreaking surgeon Dr. Alfred Blalock; and author W. Somerset Maugham.