Seventy two years ago, the first performance of Oklahoma! opened on Broadway (March 31, 1943—if you’re struggling with the math!).

It was such an amazing feat for musical theatre and was the first of a long line of amazing collaborations between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, II.

In honor of the anniversary of this magnificent opening, we thought we’d share some of our wonderful memories about the momentous play, starting by sharing this photo from our archives of a commemorative (for the 50th Anniversary!) song book.


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