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Concert for George

Your Tributes to George

Richard Young – Oops Publishing Ltd. 2002 We want to thank everyone who shared their recollections and comments about George Harrison as well as the program. Please leave your tributes to George Harrison in the comments field below. Jean King “Concert for George” was the most touching concert I’d ever seen. As I watched and […]

Concert for George

The Beatles Re-Mania

Copyright Sean O’Mahony Collection The legacy of the enigmatic George Harrison will always be linked with the Beatles. The overlooked “quiet” Beatle who wrote such great songs as “Something,” “Here Comes the Sun,” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” which are among the band’s most popular works, never quite attained the songwriting reputation of Lennon […]

Concert for George

Introduction

Richard Young – Oops Publishing Ltd. 2002 Rock music’s most celebrated musicians gathered at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 29, 2002 to pay tribute to one of their own, the legendary George Harrison, on the one-year anniversary of his death. On that magical night, Harrison’s closest friends gathered to perform a collection of his […]

The Nutcracker from the Royal Ballet

Synopsis

Act I As conceived by Peter Wright, after the original book by Lev Ivanov. Herr Drosselmeyer (Anthony Dowell), a mysterious magician and creator of mechanical toys and clocks, was once employed at the royal palace, where he invented a trap that killed off half the mouse population. In revenge, the wicked Mouse Queen cast a […]

The Nutcracker from the Royal Ballet

Introduction

From London’s beautifully refurbished Covent Garden Opera House comes this elegant new production with one of Tchaikovsky’s most enduring scores for the ballet. Generations of audiences have enjoyed this perennial Christmas favorite, a charming tale of holiday adventure that follows a little girl’s journey through a fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers, and an […]

Interview: Trevor Nunn, Director

Sir Trevor Nunn, aged 63, directed “Oklahoma!” for the National Theatre in London in 1998 and filmed this screen adaptation before the production moved to the West End the following year. The revival opened on Broadway in March 2002. Sir Trevor was artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company for 18 years (1968-1986) and artistic […]

Production Credits

Web Credits Producer: Anu Krishnan Art Director: Sabina Daley Designer & Flash Programmer: Karen Mattson Graphic Art: Karen Mattson Technical Director: Brian Lee PHP Scripting: Ben Chappel Production Assistant: Diana Cofres√≠-Terrero Copy Editor: Leslie Kriesel HTML Implementation Assistance: Brian Santalone Writers: Michael Coveney, Thomas Hischak Lesson Plan: Adrienne J. Kupper GREAT PERFORMANCES Web pages copyright […]

Musical Selections

“Overture” Music by Richard Rodgers Orchestra “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” Music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II Hugh Jackman “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top” Music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II Hugh Jackman, Josefina Gabrielle, Maureen Lipman “Kansas City” Music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and […]

Essay: A Record of a Performance

This new film of “Oklahoma!” preserves all the freshness and vitality of the original staging at London’s Royal National Theatre, the evocative designs of Anthony Ward, and the stunning choreography of Broadway’s own Susan Stroman, who is also responsible for the choreography in the smash hit musical version of “The Producers.” Filming musicals, of course, […]

Introduction

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, it set box office records during its run in London, and again on Broadway, with critics and […]