Trafalgar Releasing, in partnership with Concord Originals and The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organisation, has announced the international cinema release of the National Theatre’s acclaimed, Olivier Award-winning production of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S OKLAHOMA!.
Starring then-newcomer Hugh Jackman as Curly, RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S OKLAHOMA! was filmed following its record-breaking 1998 run in London.
Tickets are on sale now at OklahomaInCinemas.com.
The film will be screened in more than 800 cinemas around the globe for two days only, on Sunday 16 July and Wednesday 19 July 2023 – including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Norway and Australia.
Directed by theatre legend and three-time Tony Award winner Trevor Nunn (CATS, Les Misérables) with new choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, Crazy for You), the film also stars 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.
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.”
The creative team 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.