Oklahoma! [1979 Broadway Revival Cast]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The 1979 Broadway revival of Oklahoma! opened on December 13, 17 days before the show's composer, Richard Rodgers, died. Directed by William Hammerstein, the son of Rodgers' lyricist partner Oscar Hammerstein II, the new production was a faithful reproduction of the wildly successful original, retaining the Robert Russell Bennett orchestrations conducted by Jay Blackton, who had wielded the baton back in 1943 as well as for the 1955 film version. Even Agnes De Mille's revolutionary choreography was reproduced. The new cast album demonstrated that the cast, led by Laurence Guittard and Christine Andreas, was enthusiastic and talented. Unlike the original Broadway cast ...
See more details below
CD
$7.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (5) from $2.45   
  • New (4) from $6.48   
  • Used (1) from $2.45   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The 1979 Broadway revival of Oklahoma! opened on December 13, 17 days before the show's composer, Richard Rodgers, died. Directed by William Hammerstein, the son of Rodgers' lyricist partner Oscar Hammerstein II, the new production was a faithful reproduction of the wildly successful original, retaining the Robert Russell Bennett orchestrations conducted by Jay Blackton, who had wielded the baton back in 1943 as well as for the 1955 film version. Even Agnes De Mille's revolutionary choreography was reproduced. The new cast album demonstrated that the cast, led by Laurence Guittard and Christine Andreas, was enthusiastic and talented. Unlike the original Broadway cast album, which was recorded for 78 rpm records with their inherent time limitations, the new LP, recorded in early 1980, was able to include more of the music than ever before. It and the show from which it derived made for a fitting memorial for Rodgers and confirmed the primacy of Oklahoma! in the history of the musical theater.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/6/2009
  • Label: Masterworks
  • UPC: 886975620326
  • Catalog Number: 756203
  • Sales rank: 130,527

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Original Broadway Cast Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor
Bruce Adler Vocals
Christine Ebersole Vocals
Laurence Guittard Vocals
Nick Jolley Vocals
Mary Wickes Vocals
Christine Andreas Vocals
Martin Vidnovic Vocals
Harry Groener Vocals
Stephen Crain Vocals
Philip Rash Vocals
Technical Credits
Richard Rodgers Composer
Robert Russell Bennett Orchestration
Paul Goodman Engineer
Oscar Hammerstein II Lyricist, Book
Jule Styne Liner Notes
Mort Goode Liner Notes
Thomas Z. Shepard Producer
Jay Blackton Music Direction
Roxanne Slimak Art Direction
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously