Surrey with the Fringe: Oklahoma! Starring Jackman Released on DVD, Nov. 18

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London's National Theatre production of Oklahoma! starring Hugh Jackman is set to be release on DVD, Nov. 18.
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman

The video is a two-disc set with the first disc featuring a widescreen format of the show and a "Making of" second disc. Before being signed on to make his Broadway debut in the musical The Boy From Oz, hosting The 2003 Tony Awards, being Entertainment Weekly's "It" man and star of the "X-Men" movies, Hugh Jackman sang and danced on stage in the National Theatre's production of Oklahoma!

Jackman starred as Curly in the Trevor Nunn-directed staging in London. The production won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical as well as the Evening Standard Awards and Critics Circle awards for Best Musical.

The cast also included Shuler Hensley (who reprised his role for Broadway) as Jud, Josefina Gabrielle as Laurey and Maureen Lipman as Aunt Eller. Susan Stroman (The Producers) provided choreography.

The DVD will be released by Image Entertainment. The 180-minute disc features the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical including the songs "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," "People Will Say We're in Love," and the title song.

Australian-born Jackman at that point had only starred in the Australian productions of Beauty and the Beast as Gaston and Sunset Boulevard as Joe Gillis — winning the MO Award (Australia's Tony Award) for Best Actor in a Musical for the latter. He received an Olivier Award nomination for his turn in Oklahoma!

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