Hugh Jackman

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”

Full Episode

See Hugh Jackman in his breakout musical role as cowpoke Curly in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” The Royal National Theatre production directed by Sir Trevor Nunn opened in London in 1998. Josefina Gabrielle, formerly a soloist with the National Ballet of Portugal, co-stars with Jackman as the headstrong Laurey. Also featured in the cast are […]

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”

Title Song: “Oklahoma!”

The Royal National Theatre cast of “Oklahoma!” perform the rousing title song by Rodgers & Hammerstein during the musical’s wedding scene. Hugh Jackman stars as Curly, Maureen Lipman as Aunt Eller and Josefina Gabrielle as Laurey in this production directed by Sir Trevor Nunn. See the entire show on Friday, November 15 at 9 p.m. on […]

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”

“People Will Say We’re in Love”

Josefina Gabrielle (Laurey) and Hugh Jackman (Curly) dryly warn one another that “People Will Say We’re in Love” in this popular song from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”.  This Royal National Theatre production from 1998 is directed by Sir Trevor Nunn. See the entire show on Friday, November 15 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances as […]

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”

“The Surrey with the Fringe on Top”

Hugh Jackman (Curly) sings “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top” while Maureen Lipman (Aunt Eller) and Josefina Gabrielle (Laurey) go about their farm chores in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” produced by the Royal National Theatre. See the entire show on Friday, November 15 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances as part of the PBS […]

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”

“Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’”

Hugh Jackman (Curly) sings “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” in a scene with Maureen Lipman (Aunt Eller) in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” produced by the Royal National Theatre. See the entire show on Friday, November 15 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival (check local listings). Watch […]

About the Show

Hugh Jackman had his breakout musical role in this Royal National Theatre production of “Oklahoma!” directed by Trevor Nunn.

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 Cofresí-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, […]