'Oklahoma!' to transfer to the West End in 2023

The show played the Young Vic earlier this year.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Oh, what a beautiful mornin'! Director Daniel Fish's critically acclaimed production of the musical Oklahoma!, which made its London debut at the Young Vic in April, will now transfer to the West End. The production will open at Wyndham's Theatre in February 2023, with exact dates to be announced.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical centers on the farmgirl Laurey and two men that vie for her affections: the perfect cowboy Curly, and the outsider Jud. As she decides who she wants, her fellow townspeople also show their true sympathies and prejudices. Known as a classic, sunny story with famous songs like "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" and "Oklahoma," Fish's production brings out the dark and sexy side of the story without changing a word of the original script.

A five-star London Theatre review of the Oklahoma! Young Vic production calls it "seductive" and an "intimate and innovative revival."

Before coming to London, Fish's Oklahoma! played on Broadway in New York, winning two Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical. Two of the cast members from that production — Patrick Vaill as Jud and James Davis as Will Parker — reprised their roles at the Young Vic.

Casting for the Oklahoma! West End production has yet to be announced.

The creative team, in addition to Fish, includes choreographer John Heginbotham; scenic designers Lael Jellinek and Grace Laubacher; costume designer Terese Wadden; lighting designer Scott Zielinski; sound designer Drew Levy; projection designer Joshua Thorson; orchestrator, arranger and co-music supervisor Daniel Kluger; and co-music supervisor and additional vocal arranger Nathan Koci.

Check back for information on Oklahoma! tickets on London Theatre.

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