Lynn Riggs News

Date Of Birth:
August 31, 1899
Date Of Death:
June 30, 1954 (54)
Birth Place:
Claremore, OK, USA
Gender:
Male
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Lynn Riggs News

Date Of Birth:
August 31, 1899
Date Of Death:
June 30, 1954 (54)
Birth Place:
Claremore, OK, USA
Gender:
Male
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...)

UK Tour of OKLAHOMA Announces Full CastUK Tour of OKLAHOMA Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The full cast has been announced for the new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical OKLAHOMA! presented by Music & Lyrics Limited and Royal & Derngate Northampton. From the award-winning producers of the highly successful tours of The King and I and Fiddler on the Roof, this new production of one of the great classic American musicals will feature Lucy May Barker as Ado Annie, James O'Connell as Will Parker, Paul Grunert as Andrew Carnes, Kara Lane as Gertie Cummings, Christopher D Hunt as Cord Elam and Barnaby Thompson as Ike Skidmore. Also in the cast are Simon Anthony, Christina Bennington, Robbie Boyle, Katie Marie-Carter, Lisa Dent, Emilie du Leslay, Ian Gareth-Jones, Hannah Grace, Ross Lee Fowkes, Perry O'Dea, Sasi Strallen and Gabriella Stylianou. They join the previously announced Belinda Lang as Aunt Eller, Gary Wilmot as Ali Hakim, Ashley Day as Curly, Charlotte Wakefield as Laurey and Nic Greenshields as Jud Fry. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/23/2014Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/23/2014
by BWW - Nov 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/23/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/16/2014Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/16/2014
by BWW - Nov 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/16/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 11/16/2014Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 11/16/2014
by BWW - Nov 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/16/2014 for Detroit (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 11/16/2014Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 11/16/2014
by BWW - Nov 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/16/2014 for Denver (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 11/16/2014Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 11/16/2014
by BWW - Nov 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/16/2014 for Atlanta (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Wichita - Week of 11/16/2014Now Playing Onstage in Wichita - Week of 11/16/2014
by BWW - Nov 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/16/2014 for Wichita (more...)

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