Lynn Riggs News

Date of Birth: August 31, 1899
Date of Death: June 30, 1954 (54)
Birth Place: Claremore, OK, USA
Gender: Male
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/24/15- OKLAHOMA!STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/24/15- OKLAHOMA!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2015

Today in 1980, the second Broadway revival of Oklahoma! closed at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 293 performances. Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams. The original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Vivid Vintage Video Of 1969 OKLAHOMA! Lincoln Center RevivalTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Vivid Vintage Video Of 1969 OKLAHOMA! Lincoln Center Revival
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 6, 2015

This week we celebrate a musical theatre classic thanks to an astonishing recently surfaced vintage performance clip! (more...)

BWW Reviews: GREEN GROW THE LILACS at Will Geer's Botanicum TheatricumBWW Reviews: GREEN GROW THE LILACS at Will Geer's Botanicum Theatricum
by Cary Ginell - Aug 5, 2015

In Scene Two of Lynn Riggs' play, Green Grow the Lilacs, farm girl Laurey Williams speaks passionately to her Aunt Eller about the ranch where she grew up: (more...)

Gallery Theater to Stage OKLAHOMA! This Fall; Tickets on Sale NowGallery Theater to Stage OKLAHOMA! This Fall; Tickets on Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Gallery Theater presentsOKLAHOMA! with Music by RICHARD Rodgers; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II;Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Original Dances by Agnes de Mille;Based on the play 'Green Grow the Lilacs' by Lynn Riggs;Directed by Kelly & Brian Janssen. (more...)

Hale Centre Theatre's OKLAHOMA! to Run 8/12-10/3Hale Centre Theatre's OKLAHOMA! to Run 8/12-10/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

People will say they're in love when they take their families to see Hale Centre Theatre's rendition of the iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein production, Oklahoma! Tickets are on sale now for the Midwestern masterpiece scheduled to run August 12 - October 3 in nearly 60 consecutive performances at the theatre in West Valley City. (more...)

Allison Sill, Colte Julian & More to Lead Paramount Theatre's OKLAHOMA!Allison Sill, Colte Julian & More to Lead Paramount Theatre's OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Everything's up to date in Aurora, where nearly 27,000 subscribers (and still counting) have already signed up for the Paramount Theatre's 2015-16 four-show Broadway Musical Series. (more...)

OKLAHOMA! Takes the Lyceum Stage This MonthOKLAHOMA! Takes the Lyceum Stage This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic feel-good musical Oklahoma! comes to the Lyceum stage from Tuesday 21 July - Saturday 1 August, starring television and stage stars Belinda Lang and Gary Wilmot. (more...)

Mary Testa and More Lead Bard SummerScape's Intimate OKLAHOMA!, Beginning TonightMary Testa and More Lead Bard SummerScape's Intimate OKLAHOMA!, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The Bard SummerScape festival presents an entirely new way to experience Oklahoma!, Rodgers and Hammerstein's quintessential celebration of the American frontier (more...)

GREEN GROW THE LILACS to Run 7/11-9/26 at Theatricum BotanicumGREEN GROW THE LILACS to Run 7/11-9/26 at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The final entry in Theatricum Botanicum's 2015 'Americana' repertory season, Green Grow the Lilacs by Native American playwright Lynn Riggs is the rarely produced 1931 play that vied for the Pulitzer Prize and inspired the first mega-musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!. A rough-and-tumble love story with singing cowboys and classic folk music of the pioneering era, Green Grow the Lilacs will be directed by Ellen Geer for a July 11 opening. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/29/15- OKLAHOMA!STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/29/15- OKLAHOMA!
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2015

Today in 1951, the first Broadway revival of Oklahoma! opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 100 performances. Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams. The original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's OKLAHOMA! Coming to TOPAC This JulyCabrillo Music Theatre's OKLAHOMA! Coming to TOPAC This July
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

OKLAHOMA! opens on Friday, July 17th , 2015, playing until Sunday, July 26th , and features an added mid-week matinee on July 22nd , at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

OKLAHOMA! Tour to Play Marlowe Theatre, CanterburyOKLAHOMA! Tour to Play Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

This new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comes from the producers of the highly successful tours of The King and I and Fiddler On The Roof. (more...)

Mary Testa and More to Lead Bard SummerScape's Intimate OKLAHOMA! This SummerMary Testa and More to Lead Bard SummerScape's Intimate OKLAHOMA! This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Bard SummerScape festival presents an entirely new way to experience Oklahoma!, Rodgers and Hammerstein's quintessential celebration of the American frontier (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Sets 2015 Summer Repertory Season: AS YOU LIKE IT, 'MOCKINGBIRD' & MoreTheatricum Botanicum Sets 2015 Summer Repertory Season: AS YOU LIKE IT, 'MOCKINGBIRD' & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum is gearing up for another summer of theater, music and performance under the California oaks and summer skies of Topanga. The theme of Theatricum's 42nd annual Summer Repertory Season is 'Americana,' as the company sets out to explore who we are as Americans with a mix of American plays, Shakespeare performed with an American twist, toe-tapping Americana roots and folk music, buffet dinners in the gardens and more - making Theatricum a unique destination spot for locals and visitors alike. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/21/15- OKLAHOMA!STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/21/15- OKLAHOMA!
by Stage Tube - Mar 21, 2015

Today in 2002, Oklahoma! opened at the Gershwin Theatre, where it ran for 388 performances. Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams. The original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943. The 2002 revival featured Josefina Gabrielle as Laurey, Shuler Hensley as Jud, Patrick Wilson as Curly and Andrea Martin as Aunt Eller. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ashley Day, Charlotte Wakefield & More in OKLAHOMA! UK Tour!Photo Flash: First Look at Ashley Day, Charlotte Wakefield & More in OKLAHOMA! UK Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

A first look at the cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical OKLAHOMA! presented by Music & Lyrics Limited and Royal & Derngate Northampton, has been revealed. Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of the OKLAHOMA! UK TourPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of the OKLAHOMA! UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

A first look at the cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical OKLAHOMA! presented by Music & Lyrics Limited and Royal & Derngate Northampton, in rehearsal has been revealed. Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of the OKLAHOMA! UK Tour - Charlotte Wakefield, Ashley Day & More!Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of the OKLAHOMA! UK Tour - Charlotte Wakefield, Ashley Day & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

A first look at the cast for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical OKLAHOMA! presented by Music & Lyrics Limited and Royal & Derngate Northampton, has been revealed. Check out photos below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/30/2014Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/30/2014
by BWW - Nov 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/30/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 11/30/2014Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 11/30/2014
by BWW - Nov 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/30/2014 for Boston (more...)

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