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Oklahoma!

Oklahoma!




The first Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration and one of the most produced musicals in America, Oklahoma! is based on "Green Grow The Lilacs" by Lynn Riggs.


Story:

Laurey is a headstrong farm girl who doesn't want to fall willingly into the arms of the handsome cowboy, Curly. In her attempts to avoid him, she ends up turning to the dark-hearted farm hand, Jud Fry, who wants to do more than take her to the dance.


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Composer

Composer
Richard Rodgers

Lyricist

Lyricist and Librettist
Oscar Hammerstein II



  • Premiere
  • 1951
  • 1953
  • 1979
  • 2002
  • 1955 Film
  • 1999 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
St. James Theatre
Opening Night
Mar 31, 1943
Total Performances
2,212
Original Cast
Betty Garde, Alfred Drake, Joan Roberts, Howard da Silva, Celeste Holm, Lee Dixon, Joseph Buloff
Director
Rouben Mamoulian
Choreographer
Agnes De Mille
Producer
The Theatre Guild
Musical Director
Jacob Schwartzdorf
Orchestrations
Russell Bennett
Scenic Design
Lemuel Ayers
Costume Design
Miles White

1951 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Broadway Theatre
Opening Night
May 29, 1951
Total Performances
100
Original Cast
Jacqueline Sundt, Patricia Northrop, Mary Marlo, Jerry Mann, Ridge Bond, Henry Clarke, Walter Donahue
Director
Rouben Mamoulian
Choreographer
Agnes De Mille
Producer
The Theatre Guild
Orchestrations
Russell Bennett
Scenic Design
Lemuel Ayers
Costume Design
Miles White

1953 Broadway Revival

Theatre
City Center
Opening Night
Aug 31, 1953
Total Performances
40
Original Cast
Ridge Bond, Alfred Cibelli, Jr., Harris Hawkins, Florence Henderson, David Le Grant, Mary Marlo, Barbara Cook
Director
Rouben Mamoulian
Choreographer
Betty Gour
Producer
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Scenic Design
Lemuel Ayers
Costume Design
Miles White

1979 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Palace Theatre
Opening Night
Dec 13, 1979
Total Performances
293
Original Cast
Christine Andreas, Laurence Guittard, Mary Wickes, Bruce Adler, Christine Ebersole, Harry Groener, Philip Rash, Martin Vidnovic
Director
William Hammerstein
Choreographer
Gemze de Lappe
Producer
Zev Bufman and James M. Nederlander
Musical Director
Jay Blackton
Scenic Design
Michael J. Hotopp and Paul dePass
Costume Design
Bill Hargate
Lighting Design
Thomas Skelton

2002 Broadway Revival

Theatre
George Gershwin Theatre
Opening Night
Mar 21, 2002
Total Performances
388
Original Cast
Josefina Gabrielle, Patrick Wilson, Jessica Boevers, Justin Bohon, Ronn Carroll, Shuler Hensley, Aasif Mandvi, Andrea Martin
Director
Trevor Nunn
Choreographer
Susan Stroman
Producer
Cameron Mackintosh
Musical Director
Kevin Stites
Orchestrations
Robert Russell Bennett
Scenic Design
Anthony Ward
Costume Design
Anthony Ward
Lighting Design
David Hersey

1955 Film Version

Movie Name
Oklahoma!
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Fred Zinnemann
Screenplay
Sonya Levien, William Ludwig
Starring
Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson

1999 Film Version

Movie Name
Oklahoma!
Type
Filmed Live on Stage
Director
Trevor Nunn
Starring
Maureen Lipman, Hugh Jackman, Josefina Gabrielle





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
1998 London Revival Cast Album

CD
1979 Broadway Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray

DVD
1999 Live on Stage Version DVD

Blu-Ray
1999 Live on Stage Version Blu-Ray


Books

Book
OK! The Story of Oklahoma!


Other

Merchandise




1947 Theatre World Award Nominations

Dorothea MacFarland

1980 Tony Award Nominations

Best Actress in a Musical - Christine Andreas
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Harry Groener

1980 Theatre World Award Nominations

Harry Groener

1980 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Harry Groener
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Martin Vidnovic

1993 Tony Award Nominations

Special Tony Award (50th Anniversary)

2002 Tony Award Nominations

Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Shuler Hensley
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Patrick Wilson
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Andrea Martin
Best Lighting Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical

2002 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Shuler Hensley
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Patrick Wilson
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Justin Bohon
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Andrea Martin
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Set Design of a Musical
Outstanding Lighting Design

2002 Theatre World Award Nominations

Justin Bohon

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