“RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S OKLAHOMA!” OFFERS SPECIAL ADDED PERFORMANCE TO BENEFIT THE ACTORS FUND, SUNDAY, 9/22
For Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Rick Miramontez / Pete Sanders / Alana Karpoff
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212 695 7400
For The Actors Fund
Rick Miramontez / Alana Karpoff
email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
212 695 7400
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S
OFFERS SPECIAL ADDED PERFORMANCE TO BENEFIT
THE ACTORS FUND
THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.
AT THE CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE
New York, NY (September 19, 2019) – The Actors Fund announced that the groundbreaking, Tony Award®-winning Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma is holding a special ninth performance this Sunday, September 22, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. to benefit The Actors Fund at the Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway).
Tickets ($99.50-$169.50) are now on sale at https://actorsfund.org/performances-and-events/oklahoma or by visiting the Circle in the Square box office.
Oklahoma! is the winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The show also received a Tony Award® in the Best Featured Actress of a Musical category for Ali Stroker’s performance as Ado Annie.
Directed by Daniel Fish, the production has also been hailed as the Best of the Year and a Critic’s Pick by The New York Times and the #1 Theatrical Event of the Year by TIME Magazine.
Seventy-five years after Rodgers & Hammerstein reinvented the American musical, this is Oklahoma! as you’ve never seen or heard it before, reorchestrated and reimagined for the 21st century.
Oklahoma! features music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs, with original dances by Agnes de Mille.
Oklahoma! was first presented at Bard SummerScape followed by an engagement at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn where it had a sold out run in 2018. The creative team includes: Daniel Kluger (Orchestrations, Arrangements & Music Supervision), John Heginbotham (New Choreography), Nathan Koci (Music Direction), Laura Jelinek (Scenic Design), Terese Wadden (Costume Design), Scott Zielinski (Lighting Design), Drew Levy (Sound Design), and Joshua Thorson (Projection Design). Casting by Will Cantler and Adam Caldwell/Telsey & Co.
The cast features Rebecca Naomi Jones as Laurey, Damon Daunno as Curly, Mary Testa as Aunt Eller, Patrick Vaill as Jud Fry, Ali Stroker as Ado Annie, James Davis as Will Parker, Will Brill as Ali Hakim, Mitch Tebo as Andrew Carnes, Mallory Portnoy as Gertie Cummings, Anthony Cason as Cord and Will Mann as Mike. Gabrielle Hamilton performs the Dream Ballet.
The original cast album of the musical was released on Decca Broadway. www.deccabroadway.com
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.
B I O G R A P H I E S
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services.
Actors Fund Special Performances are among the most thrilling theatrical experiences and the hottest tickets in town. Broadway and Off-Broadway companies generously give their time and talent to raise funds to help those in need in the creative community by adding these special shows to their already rigorous schedules and perform for audiences full of their peers from the entertainment community.
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