-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-
“LIVE FROM OSCAR’S LIVING ROOM”
Social Media Experiment
Turns into Instant, Climbing Success
To Save Broadway Legend’s Home!
Pictured above: Broadway veteran from Bucks County, Jenny Lee Stern, Billboard #1 Smooth Jazz Artist, Lindsey Webster, Karen Gross & Keith Spencer
DOYLESTOWN, PA (11/7/18) – What began as a social-media experiment by host, Mandee K. Hammerstein, has now turned into an exciting runaway train! The “livestream” has attracted over 27,000 organic views within the first 6 weeks of production and a new sponsor (On Demand Programs and Events). The original idea was to test-out Facebook’s live-streaming feature (Facebook Live), to see if we could create a little entertainment for our supporters, while offering an “inside-look” into Oscar’s home and demonstrate the power and energy within this museum in the making. “We figured since fans can’t come and experience the museum yet, we’d simply bring a taste of the museum to them, utilizing the very basic technology resources at hand. People really love this series and look forward to virtually “meeting” the next performer in this very special space – Mandee K. Hammerstein.
“I have always loved the music of Oscar Hammerstein, but when I found out he was a peacemaker and wanted world peace, my admiration for him grew. It was then I knew I wanted to support his legacy through the Hammerstein Center effort. My company, On Demand Programs and Events which provides inspiring, enriching programs that promote positive change, aligns perfectly with what Oscar Hammerstein represented and I am happy to be sponsoring this new series, as well as provide several of our performers to help the series as well as support the non-profit’s mission. It is my fervent hope that this museum becomes a reality” – Natalie Kaye, On Demand Programs and Events, Newtown, PA
Upcoming performances include: Broadway veteran from Bucks County, Jenny Lee Stern, Billboard #1 Smooth Jazz Artist, Lindsey Webster, Karen Gross, Ottmar DeVlugt, The students of Theatre Arts in Doylestown, Erin Alcorn & Marc Sherman and Jeff Dershin.
Dates and times vary, but video remains on the Facebook page for those who could not tune in at the time of the live stream. Past performers include: JaQuinley Kerr, Don Tenenblatt, Eric Mintel, Bob Egan, Claudia Pellegrini, Keith Spencer, Avi Wisnia, and Courtney Colletti.
6,700 Views in 48 Hours!
Visit the organization’s Facebook page for viewing details and times at:
Performance inquires can be made at info@HammersteinCenter.org
Thanks to community support, donations and other initiatives spear-headed by The Friends of Oscar Hammerstein committee, the Hammerstein Center Museum project deadline of December 31st has been extended. More details TBA.
With the threat of a 4-lot subdivision looming, The Oscar Hammerstein Museum & Theatre Education Center, a recognized 501(c)3, is in the process of trying to purchase, restore and preserve Oscar’s Hammerstein’s former home and workplace at Highland Farm in Doylestown, PA. The goal is to create the “Hammerstein Center”, a multifaceted, dynamic museum experience with a strong theater education component and serve as a place of inspiration for Broadway fans and humanitarians alike, from Hammerstein’s backyard and throughout the globe. More at HammersteinCenter.org