OKLAHOMA! Comes To Winspear Opera House This May and June

 

Broadway Dallas and Broadway Across America (BAA) are proud to present the Dallas premiere of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! at the Winspear Opera House from May 31 – June 12, 2022 as part of the Germania Insurance Broadway Series presented by Broadway Dallas. Tickets are on sale in Dallas to the general public now. The tour will mark the first time a First-Class Equity production of Oklahoma! has toured North America in more than 40 years.

Single tickets for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! start at $40 (pricing subject to change) and are on sale now at BroadwayDallas.org or by phone at 800-982-2787. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling (214) 426-4768 or emailing [email protected].

Directed by Daniel Fish, this is OKLAHOMA! as you’ve never seen or heard it before—reimagined for the 21st century, and now the Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical. Funny and sexy, provocative and probing, this acclaimed production of OKLAHOMA! tells a story of a community banding together against an outsider, and the frontier life that shaped America. Upending the sunny romance of a farmer and a cowpoke, this OKLAHOMA! allows the classic musical – and our country – to be seen in a whole new light.

“This production shocked me and moved me,” raves Frank Rich of New York Magazine. “This is the OKLAHOMA! that was there all along.” The Daily Beast raves “Forget your traditional idea of Oklahoma! Daniel Fish’s daring, utterly absorbing re-interpretation is different—brilliantly so.”

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.

The cast includes Sasha Hutchings (Oklahoma! Broadway, original Broadway cast of Hamilton) as Laurey Williams and Sean Grandillo (Deaf West’s Spring Awakening) as Curly McLain, joined by Christopher Bannow (Oklahoma! Broadway) as Jud Fry, Sis (“Pose”) as Ado Annie Carnes, Hennessy Winkler as Will Parker, Benj Mirman (Oklahoma! Bard SummerScape) as Ali Hakim, Barbara Walsh (Falsettos, Company, Oklahoma! National Tour in 1981) as Aunt Eller, Hannah Solow (The New One) as Gertie Cummings, Patrick Clanton (School of Rock, Sister Act tours) as Mike and Ugo Chukwu (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) as Cord Elam. Mitch Tebo (Andrew Carnes) and Gabrielle Hamilton (Lead Dancer) also reprise their roles from the Broadway production. Gillian Hassert, Cameron Anika Hill, Hunter Hoffman, Scott Redmond, Gwynne Wood and Jordan Wynn join the cast as understudies.

The revival’s creative team includes John Heginbotham (New Choreography), Daniel Kluger (Orchestrations/Arrangements) Nathan Koci (Music Supervision) and Andy Collopy (Music Direction), with casting by Taylor Williams and Borna Barzin. Laura Jellinek (Scenic Design), Terese Wadden (Costume Design), Scott Zielinski (Lighting Design), Drew Levy (Sound Design), and Joshua Thorson (Projection Design) round out the creative team. The production stage management team includes Andrew Bacigalupo, Laura C. Nelson and Jordan Wynn.

Initially announced as a limited engagement, OKLAHOMA! was extended due to popular demand at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre. The musical played to sold out crowds on Broadway, in addition to garnering multiple Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards and nominations. OKLAHOMA! officially opened April 7, 2019 after beginning preview performances March 19, and played its final Broadway performance on January 19, 2020.

Oklahoma! is produced by Eva Price, Level Forward, Abigail Disney, Barbara Manocherian & Carl Moellenberg, James L. Nederlander, David Mirvish, Mickey Liddell & Robert Ahrens, BSL Enterprises & MagicSpace Entertainment, Berlind Productions, John Gore Organization, Cornice Productions, Bard Fisher/R. Gold, LAMF/J. Geller, T Narang/ZKM Media, R/F/B/V Group, Araca/IPN, St. Ann’s Warehouse, and Tamar Climan.

This production of 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.  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.

 

ACCLAIM FOR OKLAHOMA!  

“A smashing Oklahoma! is reborn. Daniel Fish’s wide-awake, altogether wonderful production is thrilling!”

-The New York Times

“This is the OKLAHOMA! that was there all along.”
-New York Magazine

“This production lets us experience Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatness anew.”

-The New Yorker

“Forget your traditional idea of Oklahoma! Daniel Fish’s daring, utterly absorbing re-interpretation is different—brilliantly so.”
-The Daily Beast

“Without sacrificing the show’s humor or the beauty of its music, Fish and his company have created a charged production about the ambiguities entwined deep in the root system of America.”

-New York Magazine

“A revelation. A bold reimagining you might almost mistake for a new work.”

The Hollywood Reporter

“Oklahoma! ripped into town like a brushfire: potent, illuminating and rejuvenating!”

-Vulture

“The new production of Oklahoma! is the hottest ticket in town!”

-Town & Country

“This vivid, stripped-down revival offers audiences a new vision of themselves. This Oklahoma! is a textbook illustration of how to revisit a classic while honoring it.”

-The New Yorker

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