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October 27, 2003

Almost all of the reviews of the show
The Boy from Oz have loved the star Hugh Jackman but have hated the show, wrote Robin Pogrebin in the New York Times.
The DVD (for United States and Canada) of the 1999 London stage production of Oklahoma!, with Hugh Jackman as Curly, was released on November 18, 2003, and can be ordered from

I watched the first hour of it, and then stopped watching because I found it boring.  Exaggeratedly fake American accents were a little hard to take.  None of the singers were especially interesting as singers.  Hugh Jackman is good-looking, but his good looks aren't enough to carry the show.

The movie version with Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae was much better, in my opinion.
The Complete Lyrics of P. G. Wodehouse, edited by Barry Day, will be published in the United States by Taylor Publishing Company in January 2004.
Trinity Repertory Company in Providence will perform Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor on dates from January 30 to Febrruary 29, 2004.
December 22, 2003

"Ten performances of the Broadway musical '
The Boy From Oz' will be canceled when its star, Hugh Jackman, goes on vacations," reports the New York Times.  "Performances will be canceled on Feb. 1, Feb. 3 to Feb. 6, March 28 and March 30 to April 2."