Oklahoma!, Starring Tony Award Winner Hugh Jackman, Airs Nov. 15 on PBS

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15 Nov 2013

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
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The acclaimed 1998 Royal National Theatre production of the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Oklahoma!, starring Hugh Jackman, airs Nov. 15 at 9 PM on PBS' "Great Performances" in celebration of the musical's 70th anniversary.

Airing as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival, the special encore telecast has been retransferred from the original film print and is presented for the first time in high definition.

Directed by Sir Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Susan Stroman, the production starred Tony winner Jackman as Curly, Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley as Jud Fry, Josefina Gabrielle as Laurey, Maureen Lipman as Aunt Eller, Vicki Simon as Ado Annie, Jimmy Johnston as Will Parker and Peter Polycarpou as Ali Hakim.

The production was filmed at Shepperton Studios in London just before its move from the RNT to the West End.

Among the work's famous songs are "The Surrey With the Fringe on Top," "People Will Say We're in Love," "Out of My Dreams," "I Cain't Say No," "Oklahoma!" and "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'."



The creative team included set and costume designer Anthony Ward, lighting designer David Hersey, music director John Owen Edwards and orchestrator Robert Russell Bennett, with additional orchestrations by William David Brohn and new dance music arranged by David Krane.

Oklahoma! first aired on "Great Performances" in 2003. The Blu-ray edition of Oklahoma! is available from Image Entertainment.

For "Great Performances," Bill O'Donnell is series producer, and David Horn is executive producer. For more information, visit PBS.org/WNET/GPerf.

Watch the preview below: