Thursday, March 31, 2016
"Oklahoma!" opens on Broadway 1943
When "Oklahoma!" the musical opened on Broadway March 31, 1943, many thought it was doomed. It was Richard Rogers' first collaboration with Oscar Hammerstein II and the pre-buzz about the musical, previously titled "Away We Go", said it had no chance.
From its opening, it struck a chord with audiences and set a Broadway record of 2,212 performances before closing 15 years later.
Here's a video of Hugh Jackman (swoon!) singing the title song. He's gorgeous but needs to work on that Okie accent.