“THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSICAL’’ OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1943

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oklahoma cast

Cast members Alfred Drake as Curly and Betty Garde as Aunt Eller from 
Oklahoma!


Oklahoma!
is the first musical written by the team of Richard Rogers and Oscar
Hammerstein ll. The original Broadway production opened at the St. James Theater
in New York City. It ran for 2,212 performances, finally closing on May 29, 1948, a Broadway record that would not be broken until My Fair Lady in 1956. A special
Pulitzer Prize was awarded to Rodgers and Hammerstein for Oklahoma! in the
category of "Special Awards And Citations – Letters" in 1944.

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The two kings of musicals, Richard Rogers and Oscar
Hammerstein ll

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