Starring Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables, The Greatest Showman) as Curly McLain, directed by Trevor Nunn (Cats) and choreographed by Susan Stroman (Crazy for You), the show was captured on film back in 1998, before transferring to the West End the following year.
Alongside Jackman, the cast also includes Maureen Lipman as Aunt Eller, Josefina Gabrielle as Laurie, Shuler Hensley as Jud Fry, Vicki Simon as Ado Annie, Jimmy Johnston as Will Parker and Peter Polycarpou as Ali Hakim.
The production’s creative team included 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.
“80 years after first premiering on Broadway, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! is recognized as a theatrical landmark,” commented Imogen Lloyd Webber, SVP 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 those three elements, and the resulting film is a treasure trove for musical theatre fans of all ages.”
Brought to the cinema screens by Trafalgar Releasing, the film will be shown in over 800 cinemas worldwide – including the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Canada, Norway and Australia – on Sunday, 16 July and Wednesday, 19 July 2023.
The current WhatsOnStage and Olivier Award-winning revival of Oklahoma! also continues its West End run at Wyndham’s Theatre through to 2 September 2023, with tickets on sale below.