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Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1943 Broadway musical was considered revolutionary for a multitude of reasons, not least of which were the play's intricate integration of song and storyline, and the simplicity and austerity of its production design. The 1955 film version of Oklahoma! retains the songs (except for Lonely Room and It's a Scandal!, which are usually cut from most stage presentations anyway) and the story, but the simplicity is sacrificed to the spectacle of Technicolor, Todd-AO, and…

I saw the movie with Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones. My best friends family was from Oklahoma and I visited there many times growing up.where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain! I love Oklahoma!

.Phantom of the Opera. Andrew Lloyd Webber hit the nail with this one. Lyrics and music are just absolutely beautiful and haunting.

The Phantom of the Opera ~ LOVE this one! my absolute favorite!

Oklahoma with Gordon Macrae and Shirley Jones - nobody does it better ;)

Oklahoma, Shirley Jones, Gordon MacRae, 1955

Gordon MacRae & Shirley Jones from the movie: Oklahoma. My favorite Rogers & Hammerstein musical Hope to see it live someday :)

If you were born in 1955, that year an unknown actress who had only appeared in a couple small parts on Broadway got a huge chance at Hollywood - Shirley Jones was cast to the part of Laurey in the film version of Rogers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! The famous composing duo had known her from Broadway

Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae in 1954 filming a scene for the Technicolor version of the musical "Oklahoma!" Photo by Maurice Terrell for the Look magazine article "Shirley Jones: The Girl From Oklahoma!" (They also made the film version of "Carousel")

Why yes, I would love to have an OKLAHOMA hello!!! :)

He had our first table read tonight and the guy who is will was HILARIOUS with the whole "Oklahoma hello" thing

Oklahoma! Rodgers and Hammerstein's amazing musical starring Shirley Jones and Gordan MacRae!

is a 1955 musical film based on the 1943 musical play Oklahoma!, written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II and starring Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones (in her film debut), Rod Steiger. So many good tunes

Very rarely are Broadway musicals adapted well for the silver screen. Some stage plays just do not translate well to film and others are poorly...

Very rarely are Broadway musicals adapted well for the silver screen. Some stage plays just do not translate well to film and others are poorly.

Part of me REALLY wants to see this, because I've heard so much about it. On the other hand, it seems WAY over-stimulating (I don't do good with bright lights and loud music)

The Most Popular Broadway Musicals Ever

This list was really well done, I just think that Into the Woods should be on here.

Les Miserables - When I was young and single, I had time for things like musicals and theatre. I think I saw Les Miserables 3 times.