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Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call

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Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater is presenting their critically acclaimed production of Oklahoma through December 30, 2010.  Broadway producers have been reportedly circling the show, so we went to check it out as well. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the curtain call on Friday, December 3, and brings you photo coverage below!

Inspired by the toughness of the prairie, Smith sets her production in the robust world of territory life filled with a dynamic cast as rich and complex as the tapestry of America itself. D.C. area favorite E. Faye Butler (Arena Stage's Crowns, Ain't Misbehavin') stars as Aunt Eller, with Eleasha Gamble (Arena Stage's The Women of Brewster Place) as Laurey, Aaron Ramey (Broadway's Curtains, Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Jud and Nicholas Rodriguez (Broadway's Tarzan) as Curly, who played Fabrizio last season in The Light in the Piazza, also directed by Smith. Cody Williams makes his Arena Stage debut as Will Parker alongside Nehal Joshi as Ali Hakim and June Schreiner as Ado Annie Carnes, a high school junior at The Madeira School in McLean, VA, who was discovered in last summer's Arena Stage Academy Musical Theater Training Company. With Rodgers and Hammerstein's timeless music, Smith's Oklahoma! celebrates the vigor of America's pioneering spirit with athletic dance and boot-stomping energy.

The Cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! also includes Philip Michael Baskerville (Cord Elam), Andrew Hodge (Slim), Shane Rhoades (Fred), Vincent Rodriguez III (Sam), Anton Harrison LaMon (Jess), Cara Massey (Gertie), Emilee Dupre (Vivian), Annie Petersmeyer (Virginia), Jessica Wu (Kate), Cyana Cook (Ellen), Semhar Ghedremichael (Aggie), Hollie E. Wright (Sylvie/Dream Laurey), Kyle Vaughn (Mike/Dream Curly), Kurt Boehm (Male Swing) and Jessica Hartman (Female Swing).

The Creative Team of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! includes Choreographer Parker Esse, Music Director George Fulginiti-Shakar, Assistant Musical Director Mary Sugar, Set Designer Eugene Lee, Assistant Scenic Designer Tristan Jeffers, Costume Designer Martin Pakledinaz, Assistant Choreographer Ashley Yeater, Assistant Director Anita Maynard-Losh, Fight Choreographer David Leong, Lighting Designer Michael Gilliam, Sound Designer Tim Thompson, New York Casting Director Paul Hardt, Arena Stage Casting Director Daniel Pruksarnukul, Stage Manager Susan R. White, Assistant Stage Manager Jenna Henderson, Production Assistant Alexandria Wood and Dramaturg Janine Sobeck.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.arenastage.org, by phone at 202-488-3300 or at the Sales Office at 1101 6th St., SW, D.C.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos / Corbis

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Exterior of Arena Stage Building

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Exterior of Arena Stage Building

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Exterior of Arena Stage Building

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
OKLAHOMA ! - Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Nehal Joshi

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Nehal Joshi

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
E. Faye Butler

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Aaron Ramey & E. Faye Butler

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Semhar Ghebremichael & Kyle Vaughn

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Nicholas Rodriguez & Eleasha Gamble

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Nicholas Rodriguez & Eleasha Gamble

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Nicholas Rodriguez & Eleasha Gamble

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Nicholas Rodriguez & Eleasha Gamble

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Nicholas Rodriguez

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
The Ensemble Cast

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
The Ensemble Cast

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Nicholas Rodriguez & Eleasha Gamble

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
The Ensemble Cast

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
The Ensemble Cast

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Nicholas Rodriguez & Eleasha Gamble

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Nehal Joshi, Hugh Nees & Semhar Ghebremichael

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Emilee Dupré, Philip Michael Baskerville, June Schreiner, Cody Williams and Aaron Ramey.

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
The Ensemble Cast

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
The Ensemble Cast

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Nicholas Rodriguez & Eleasha Gamble

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Nicholas Rodriguez making his BC/EFA Donation speech

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Nicholas Rodriguez making his BC/EFA Donation speech

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Nicholas Rodriguez making his BC/EFA Donation speech

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Nicholas Rodriguez making his BC/EFA Donation speech

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Nicholas Rodriguez making his BC/EFA Donation speech

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Nicholas Rodriguez making his BC/EFA Donation speech

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Nicholas Rodriguez making his BC/EFA Donation speech

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Nicholas Rodriguez making his BC/EFA Donation speech

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Nicholas Rodriguez making his BC/EFA Donation speech

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Nicholas Rodriguez making his BC/EFA Donation speech

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call
Nicholas Rodriguez making his BC/EFA Donation speech

Photo Coverage: Arena's OKLAHOMA! Curtain Call

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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