Oklahoma! [1979 Broadway Revival Cast]

Oklahoma! [1979 Broadway Revival Cast]

by Original Broadway Cast
     
 

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 See more details below

Overview

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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/2009
Label:
Masterworks
UPC:
0886975620326
catalogNumber:
756203
Rank:
3541

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Original Cast Recording   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   Lyricist,Book
Jule Styne   Liner Notes
Mort Goode   Liner Notes
Thomas Z. Shepard   Producer
Jay Blackton   Music Direction
Roxanne Slimak   Art Direction

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