Saturday, May 3, 2014

Sing it Andrew. Dum did-e um dum dum

AKSARBENT, in surfing YouTube, discovered how radically different was the choreography for The Farmer and the Cowman — and all for the good — in the 1998 London production of Oklahoma!, which was filmed and released on DVD and televised by PBS in 2003.
     Hugh Jackman did a journeyman's job as Curly, but remained firmly in the shadow of Gordon MacRae's awesome voice in the 1955 movie version.
    Below the complete number from the London revival and below that the abbreviated Tony Awards version of the same number from the American offshoot of said revival (with an Actor's Equity-mandated American cast.)

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