Watch Hugh Jackman in Oklahoma! Free on BroadwayHD on March 27

Don't miss this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic.

Mark your calendars, because you're invited to take a trip to the frontier with Oklahoma!, Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical. The show has been revived many times since its 1943 premiere, and one revival that remains a favorite around the world is the 1998 production filmed at London's National Theatre—a version packed with knockout performances and stellar dance sequences. BroadwayHD is making the musical available to watch for free beginning on March 27, 2020, at 8 p.m. ET.

This production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! stars Hugh Jackman as Curly McLain, Josefina Gabrielle as Laurey Williams, Maureen Lipman as Aunt Eller, and Shuler Hensley as Jud Fry. The cast also includes Jimmy Johnston as a fleet-footed Will Parker, Vicki Simon as a hilarious Ado Annie, and Peter Polycarpou as an Ali Hakim with impeccable comedic timing. (A bit of trivia: which of those actors is a Southerner? Answer: Shuler Hensley, who's from Atlanta!) The production is directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Susan Stroman. It features all of the musical's treasured songs, including "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "People Will Say We're In Love," "The Farmer and the Cowman," and "Oklahoma!" You can watch Jackman sing the show's opening number below.

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The run at the National Theatre was so well received that the production transferred to the Lyceum Theatre in London's West End. It was nominated for many Olivier Awards and won Outstanding Musical Production, Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical for Hensley, Best Theatre Choreographer for Stroman, and Best Set Designer for Anthony Ward. The show transferred to Broadway with a new cast in 2002.

You can tune into Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! at broadwayhd.com. The musical will be free to watch on BroadwayHD from March 27 through the weekend. When you watch it at home, remember that singing along is welcome—nay, encouraged. So head off to Claremore with Curly, Laurey, and Aunt Eller, and revisit the classic.

What's your favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein musical? What musicals are currently on your to-watch or to-listen list?

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