Content warning: This review discusses suicide and mental health. When this intimate and innovative revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic premiered in New York, many, including the cast, dubbed the show “Sexy Oklahoma.” The hashtag #thisoklahomafucks permeated social media, as director Daniel Fish’s production showcases the darker, seductive elements of the story about the divisions in a local community on the brink of the titular territory’s statehood. Well, as someone who saw that...
Find your little surrey with the fringe on top and head to London to see Oklahoma!. Oklahoma! is at the Young Vic in 2022. Oklahoma! tickets will be available soon.
The Oklahoma! musical is based on Lynn Riggs’ 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Oklahoma! is set in 1906, and the action takes place on the farm country of what would become the Oklahoma state. Farm girl Laurey Williams is the subject of affections across the territory. Notably, two men vie for her hand in marriage: a cowboy called Curly and a farmhand called Jud. Throughout the musical, the farmers and the cowboys must learn to live alongside one another and deal with their differences. But by the end of the musical, they’re all living in one state — Oklahoma!
Oklahoma! premiered in 1943 and the show is said to have transformed musical theatre forever. The Oklahoma! musical developed the "book musical" style — a musical in which the story is told through acting, song, and dance. The West End premiere of Oklahoma! was in 1947. However, 75 years later, the 2022 Oklahoma! London production will feature a new take on the story, complete with chilli, cornbread, and in-the-round staging.
Oklahoma! is the first musical with music by legendary songwriting duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. The musical features songs such as “Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’”, “People Will Say We’re in Love” and “The Farmer and the Cowman”.
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April 27th, 2022
June 25th, 2022
Young Vic (Main House)
Cast and creative
By: Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Director: Daniel Fish
Cast list: Arthur Darvill, Anoushka Lucas, Patrick Valli, Liza Sadovy, Marisha Wallace, Raphael Bushay, Greg Hicks, Rebekah Hinds, Ashley Samuels, Marie Mence
Lighting: Scott Zielinski
Sound: Drew Levy
Design: Laura Jellinek
Choreography: John Heginbotham
Costume: Terese Wadden
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Oh, what a beautiful day, as the full Oklahoma! cast is now revealed. Oklahoma! is at the Young Vic from 26 April to 25 June. The Oklahoma! production at the Young Vic is a London transfer of the 2019 Broadway revival, which won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Set in the early 20th century on land which would soon become the state of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma! musical follows a love triangle between farm girl Laurey, cowboy Curly and farmhand Jud. Oklahoma! features songs by Rodgers and...
The Young Vic has confirmed programming through spring 2022, including a London premiere of the 2019 Broadway revival of Oklahoma! The Young Vic will also house the world premiere of Anthony McCarten's The Collaboration. The Oklahoma! production at the Young Vic is a London transfer of the 2019 Broadway revival, which won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Oklahoma! follows a love triangle between farm girl Laurey, cowboy Curly and farmhand Jud. Oklahoma! features songs by Rodgers and...