The Oklahoman, the Sooner State’s largest daily newspaper, honored the 80th anniversary of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration by publishing a gallery of photos celebrating Oklahoma! through the years. The landmark musical premiered on Broadway on March 31, 1943.
The photo gallery contains 40 images, including a 1943 shot of the original Broadway cast welcoming Oklahoma Governor Robert S. Kerr, a 1988 image of Hugh Jackman as Curly in the 1998 London production, and a 2007 photo of Oklahoma! film star Shirley Jones celebrating the state of Oklahoma’s 100th anniversary with superstar Garth Brooks.
To see the full gallery, click here!