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Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! (#2902)

Still "doin' fine" after 60 years, Rodgers & Hammerstein's landmark American musical "Oklahoma!" is reborn in this film version of the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain's award-winning production. Directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Susan Stroman, this acclaimed production set box office records during its run in London, and again on Broadway, with critics and audiences alike captivated by its fresh new take on a venerable classic. Luckily for television audiences, the magic of the original London cast was captured in a deluxe film adaptation just prior to the show's move from the RNT to the West End, including a sensational, star-making performance by "X-Man" Hugh Jackman as Curly. Also featured are original cast members Josefina Gabrielle as Laurey, Maureen Lipman ("The Pianist") as Aunt Eller, and 2002 Best Supporting Actor Tony-winner Shuler Hensley as the menacing yet hauntingly sympathetic Jud Fry. [182 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Grade Levels
10-12+
Curricular Areas
The Arts
Series Length
252 episodes
Average Episode Length
97 minutes
Record Rights
Sch/until 3/24/16; ncc; simul. ;7-day cached rights
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