Trafalgar Releasing, in partnership with Concord Originals and The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, has announced the international theatrical run of the National Theatre’s acclaimed Olivier Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, starring newcomer Hugh Jackman as Curly. Filmed after its record-breaking 1998 run in London, the film will be shown in more than 800 cinemas around the globe for two days only, Sunday 16 July and Wednesday 19 July.
Directed by theater legend and three-time Tony Award winner Trevor Nunn, with new choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, this 25-year-old production of Oklahoma! coincides with the 80th anniversary of the musical’s groundbreaking 1943 Broadway premiere and features some of the most delightful songs from the legendary team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist/lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II.
“The 80th Anniversary of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! allows us to share this quintessential piece of Americana with global fans,” said Kymberli Frueh, senior vice president of content acquisitions and programming at Trafalgar Releasing. “This special production is recognized as one of the best in eight decades of theatrical performances worldwide the world. All the talent in this classic version of Oklahoma! hit their mark brilliantly and musical theater fans can experience for themselves why it is credited with launching Hugh Jackman’s stage career. We are proud to be part of this important anniversary”.
“This musical is living, breathing proof that important works will find and impact multiple generations in meaningful ways,” said Sophia Dilley, senior vice president of Concord Originals. “We couldn’t be more proud to champion this anniversary reissue of Sir Trevor Nunn’s stunning 1998 revival with Trafalgar Releasing.”
“80 years after Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first Broadway premiere Oklahoma! is recognized as a theatrical landmark,” said Imogen Lloyd Webber, senior vice president at Concord Theatricals on behalf of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. “It was the first successful, truly unified musical – a seamless integration of song, story and dance. This 1998 production masterfully combined these three elements, and the resulting film is a treasure for musical theater fans of all ages.
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