London Revival of Oklahoma!, Starring Hugh Jackman, Released on Blu-ray Dec. 4
By Michael Gioia
The London revival of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's Oklahoma!, starring Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman, is released on Blu-ray Dec. 4.
The 1999 production, which was filmed for PBS' Great Performances, starred Jackman as Curly.
Directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Susan Stroman, the Royal National Theatre production of Oklahoma! won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical as well as the Best Musical Evening Standard and Critics Circle awards.
The West End cast also included Maureen Lipman as Aunt Eller, Josefina Gabrielle as Laurey and Shuler Hensley as Jud Fry. Hensler later reprised his role as Jud in the Broadway production of Oklahoma!, earning a Tony Award for his performance.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! score includes such classics as "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "The Surrey with the Fringe On Top," "I Cain't Say No," "People Will Say We're in Love" and "Oklahoma."
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