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VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Performs 'I Cain't Say No' from OKLAHOMA's 60th Anniversary Screening


Beginning November 1st, a special 60th anniversary screening of Rodgers & Hammerstien's OKLAHOMA! is coming to movie theaters nationwide, with a special bonus featurette starring Tony® and Emmy Award® winner, Kristin Chenoweth.

Below, watch Chenoweth perform the classic number, "I Cain't Say No," an outtake from a 15-minute segment of the special screening. Then, watch a 'pre-show' clip of the Broadway star discussing her love for the show, movie and all-things Oklahoma!

Academy Award-winning Hollywood musical "Oklahoma!" returns to theaters nationwide for the first time in wide release in 60 years fully restored and with extended pre-show featurette featuring Okie native Kristin Chenoweth singing songs from the classic musical based on the Richard Rodgersand Oscar Hammerstein II stage production. The limited theatrical re-release, a partnership between BY Experience and Rodgers & Hammerstein, An Imagem Company, begins November 1st with more than 800 screenings nationwide. Tickets for the "Oklahoma!" special event are available now at participating theater box offices and online

The theatrical re-release marks the first time theater goers will see the fully restored film on cinema screens. More than 50 professionals spent more than 3,500 hours restoring the film's 275,678 frames. The nine-month process was completed early in 2014 by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

"I can remember watching 'Oklahoma!' and my heart soared," said Chenoweth. "A musical about the very place where I was growing up that has always remained special to me. From the very first downbeat of the overture to the very last note of this score, 'Oklahoma!' is my favorite musical." The multi-hyphenate performer filmed the featurette last month while performing several songs from the film at New York City's famed Broadway supper club Feinstein's/54 Below for an audience of theater students from the American Theatre Wing Intern Network and SpringboardNYC programs. Chenoweth is a passionate advocate of providing young people from all backgrounds with access to theater and is a supporter of The Kristin Chenoweth Theater at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center.

"Oklahoma!" was released October 11, 1955, but its origins date back a dozen years earlier when legendary musical writing team Rodgers & Hammerstein staged their first Broadway production "Oklahoma!." The stage production inspired the classic movie, which was the first feature film shot in the Todd-AO 70 mm process. Gordon MacRae,Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger and Eddie Albert starred in the Academy Award-winning film, which was inducted into the prestigious National Film Registry in 2007. Memorable songs from the film include "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "People Will Say We're in Love," "I Cain't Say No" and the iconic title song "Oklahoma!."

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