OKLAHOMA! 60th Anniversary By Harlemites Rodgers And Hammerstein

60th classics_oklahoma_1The Academy Award -winning musical team West Harlemites Rodgers & Hammerstein’s American classic OKLAHOMA! returns to theaters nationwide for the first time in wide release in 60 years.

The film is fully restored and with an extended pre-show featurette featuring Okie native Kristin Chenoweth singing songs from the classic musical based on the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II stage production and as Jonathan Gill writes in his book Harlem: The Four Hundred Year History from Dutch Village to Capital of Black “no matter how exotic the local, Harlem, was always audible and still is.”.

“I can remember watching ‘Oklahoma!’ and my heart soared,” said Chenoweth.  “A musical about the very place where I was growing up that has always remained special to me.  From the very first downbeat of the overture to the very last note of this score, ‘Oklahoma!’ is my favorite musical.”


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Visit http://www.Oklahoma60.com for tickets and more information to join the celebration.

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