Rodgers & Hammerstein

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”

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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!”

“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 […]

Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration

James Taylor Sings “Shall We Dance?”

Acclaimed singer-songwriter James Taylor performs Rodger and Hammerstein’s “Shall We Dance?” from “The King and I” at the “Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration.”

“South Pacific” in Concert from Carnegie Hall

Production Credits

Performers Reba McEntire: Ensign Nellie Forbush Brian Stokes Mitchell: Emile de Becque Jason Danieley: Lt. Joseph Cable Lillias White: Bloody Mary Conrad John Schuck: Capt. George Brackett Dylan Baker: Cmdr. William Harbison Alec Baldwin: Luther Billis Alexio Barboza: Jerome, Emile’s son Alex de Castro: Ngana, Emile’s daughter Renita Croney: Liat, Bloody Mary’s daughter Alexander Gemignani: […]

“South Pacific” in Concert from Carnegie Hall

Interview: Brian Stokes Mitchell, Actor

Brian Stokes Mitchell, the dashing baritone and acclaimed actor in several Broadway productions, plays the French planter Emile de Becque in the concert version of “South Pacific.” Mitchell was born in Seattle and grew up on naval bases in Guam and the Philippines, where his father was a civilian engineer for the military. He began […]

“South Pacific” in Concert from Carnegie Hall

Essay: A New Challenge for Not-So-New Talents

The year 1949 found Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein at a crossroads in their collaboration. They had enjoyed outstanding success together with “Oklahoma!” (1943) and “Carousel” (1945) on stage and with STATE FAIR (1945) on the screen, but they had stumbled awkwardly with “Allegro” (1947) on Broadway. The ambitious, experimental work had much to recommend […]

“South Pacific” in Concert from Carnegie Hall

Introduction

“SOUTH PACIFIC” IN CONCERT FROM CARNEGIE HALL premiered on April 26, 2006 on PBS (check local listings). Based on James Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of short stories TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s own Pulitzer Prize-winning blockbuster was a landmark of post-World War II Broadway, a provocative romantic drama that beguiled audiences with […]

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 […]