Lynn Riggs News

Date Of Birth:
August 31, 1899
Date Of Death:
June 30, 1954 (54)
Birth Place:
Claremore, OK, USA
Gender:
Male
Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/23-8/24/2014
by - Aug 24, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 24, 2014 - Sunday, August 24, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OKLAHOMA! Kicks off Torrance Theatre Company's 15th Anniversary Season in Great Style
by Shari Barrett - Aug 24, 2014

Torrance Theatre Company celebrates its 15th anniversary by saddling up at the James Armstrong Theatre and presenting OKLAHOMA! with music and lyrics by one of Broadway's most influential duos, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Based on Lynn Riggs' stage play, Green Grow the Lilacs, OKLAHOMA! marked the duo's first collaboration and set the standard for modern musical theatre. Although not the first musical to tell a story of emotional depth and psychological complexity, OKLAHOMA! introduced a number of new storytelling elements and techniques including the use of song and dance to convey plot and character rather than act as a diversion from the story, and the firm integration of every song into the plot-line. And most important, they introduced a new element to musical theatre: social commentary. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/24- OKLAHOMA!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2014

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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Beef & Boards' OKLAHOMA!, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

An enduring all-American musical brings many fresh faces to Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre this August as it presents Oklahoma!, the very first collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. This high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys in Western Indian territory at the turn of the century is now on stage through Oct. 5. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

OKLAHOMA! Begins 8/21 at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

An enduring all-American musical brings many fresh faces to Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre this August as it presents Oklahoma!, the very first collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. This high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys in Western Indian territory at the turn of the century is on stage Aug. 21 through Oct. 5. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Serenbe's OKLAHOMA! Provides Unique Excitement That Will Make All Fall in Love with Theatre
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 31, 2014

The theatre-going experience at Serenbe Playhouse is as exciting as anything I've ever seen. It's not the excitement manufactured by the tricks and effects of modern theatricality (not that I don't love those as well), but this is the type of excitement that you feel in your bones. The type of excitement that makes you forget that you are an adult watching other adults pretend. This is the type of excitement that makes you fall in love with live theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/29- OKLAHOMA!
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2014

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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

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