The 1998 production starring Hugh Jackman and Maureen Lipman will head to cinemas internationally in July.
Trafalgar Releasing in partnership with Concord Originals and The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization have announced that in celebration of the 80th anniversary of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma, the filmed 1998 National Theatre production will be released in cinemas internationally on the 16th and 19th July 2023.
Starring then-newcomer Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables, The Greatest Showman) as Curly, the production’s cast also includes: Maureen Lipman as Aunt Eller, Josefina Gabrielle as Laurie, Tony and Olivier Award winner Shuler Hensley as Jud Fry, Vicki Simon as Ado Annie, Jimmy Johnston as Will Parker and Peter Polycarpou as Ali Hakim. The stage production transferred to London’s West End in 1999 and won four Olivier Awards, including Outstanding Musical Production. It was directed by Trevor Nunn and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, Crazy for You).
This 25-year-old production of Oklahoma! – coinciding with the 80th anniversary of the musical’s groundbreaking 1943 premiere on Broadway – features some of the most delightfully hummable songs by the legendary team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist/lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, including “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” “People Will Say We’re in Love” and the joyous title tune, “Oklahoma.”
Meanwhile, the creative team behind this 1998 version of the musical includes: 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.
To book tickets for the cinema release of Oklahoma! visit: https://www.oklahomaincinemas.com/