“OKLAHOMA!” ANNOUNCES COMPLETE CASTING FOR BROADWAY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
COMPLETE CASTING ANNOUNCED
FOR THE UPCOMING BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF
RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S
THE AMERICAN CLASSIC RE-IMAGINED
BEGINS ITS LIMITED ENGAGEMENT MARCH 19, 2019
OPENS APRIL 7
BOX OFFICE OPENS TODAY
New York, NY (February 19, 2019) – Producer Eva Price announced today casting for The Bard SummerScape production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, directed by Daniel Fish, which is coming to Broadway direct from a critically acclaimed, sold out run at St. Ann’s Warehouse this past fall.
The production will star the St. Ann’s original cast members including (in alphabetical order): Anthony Cason as Cord Elam, Damon Daunno as Curly McLain, James Davis as Will Parker, Gabrielle Hamilton as Lead Dancer, Rebecca Naomi Jones as Laurey Williams, Will Mann as Mike, Mallory Portnoy as Gertie Cummings, Ali Stroker as Ado Annie, Mitch Tebo as Andrew Carnes, two-time Tony Award-nominee Mary Testa as Aunt Eller and Patrick Vaill as Jud Fry. Joining the cast for the Broadway run is star of screen and stage Will Brill (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, You Can’t Take It With You) as Ali Hakim.
“I am delighted to welcome this incredible cast to Broadway,” Price said. “This is a group of performers rich with talent and humility. Individually, they bring incredible depth and authenticity to these iconic characters. Together, they form an ensemble that is full of humanity, spirit and inspiration.”
Previews begin at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway) on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 ahead of an official opening on Sunday, April 7, 2019. It will play a limited engagement through Sunday, September 1, 2019.
Tickets for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! are available on www.Telecharge.com, by calling 212 -239-6200 or 800-447-7400 or in person at the Circle in the Square Box Office which opens officially today, February 19th.
The production has been hailed as a Critic’s Pick by The New York Times and the #1 Theatrical Event of the Year by TIME Magazine. The production has been cited on numerous Best of the Year lists including New York Times, Time Magazine, Time Out NY, New York Magazine’s Vulture, New Yorker, Buzzfeed, Newsday, NY Daily News and Theatermania.
Seventy-five years after Rodgers & Hammerstein reinvented the American musical, this is Oklahoma! as you’ve never seen or heard it before, re-orchestrated and reimagined for the 21st century.
The creative team for Oklahoma! includes: Daniel Kluger (Orchestrations, Arrangements & Music Supervision), John Heginbotham (Choreography), Nathan Koci (Music Direction), Laura Jellinek (Scenic Design), Terese Wadden (Costume Design), Scott Zielinski (Lighting Design), Drew Levy (Sound Design), and Joshua Thorson (Projection Design). Casting is by Will Cantler and Adam Caldwell/Telsey & Co.
Oklahoma! features music by Richard Rodgers, a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs with original choreography by Agnes de Mille.
Tickets for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! are available on www.Telecharge.com or by calling 212 -239-6200 or 800-447-7400.
This production was originally developed, produced, and premiered at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College (Jeanne Donovan Fisher, Chair; Leon Botstein, President; Gideon Lester, Artistic Director; Bob Bursey, Executive Director; Caleb Hammons, Senior Producer) in July 2015. This production of Oklahoma! was subsequently developed and produced by St. Ann’s Warehouse at the Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Theater, Brooklyn, NY, Fall 2018.
A C C L A I M F O R O K L A H O M A ! O F F – B R O A D W A Y
“Thrilling, audacious, and delightful. This has always been a very American story but has never felt so much of one until now.”
-The New York Times
“Without sacrificing the show’s humor or the beauty of its music, Fish and his company have created a charged, scary production, a story about the aggressions and ambiguities entwined deep in the root system of America.”
-New York Magazine
“Sexy, suspenseful and with a fresh, exuberant sound, this is an Oklahoma! to hoot and cheer and stomp your boots at!”
-New York Observer
“This vivid, stripped-down revival offers audiences a new vision of themselves.”
-The New Yorker
“Daniel Fish gives a daring, brilliant, utterly absorbing re-interpretation. The
production is played, extremely skillfully, for laughs and the very opposite of laughs.”
-The Daily Beast
“A powerful revival!”
-Time Out NY
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