HOWARD KEEL - INSCRIBED SHOW BILL SIGNED - HFSID 181887
HOWARD KEEL Early Playbill of Rodgers & Hammerstein's first hit signed by actor Howard Keel, who appeared in the 1947 London production as Curly Playbill Magazine inscribed and signed:
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Early Playbill of Rodgers & Hammerstein's first hit signed by actor Howard Keel, who appeared in the 1947 London production as Curly
Playbill Magazine inscribed and signed: "To Jimmy-/Sincerely,/Howard Keel", "To Jimmy/The very best/Willa Stewart" and "To Jimmy/Hal LeRay." Oklahoma!, 34p, 6½x9. Oklahoma!, a musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, opened at Broadway's St. James Theatre on March 31, 1943. On May 2, 1944, Oklahoma! received a special Pulitzer Prize for Drama. When it closed in 1948, it had run for 2,212 performances, a Broadway record unsurpassed until My Fair Lady. Oklahoma! opened at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London on April 29, 1947, with HOWARD KEEL in the lead role as Curly. Keel had replaced original cast member Alfred Drake in the Broadway production before opening in London. Before it closed on October 21, 1950, Oklahoma! had run for 1,548 performances in London, the longest run of any show in the 267 year history of the Drury Lane. Cover and pages lightly creased. Cover lightly soiled. Overall, fine condition.
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