Lynn Riggs News

Date of Birth: August 31, 1899
Date of Death: June 30, 1954 (54)
Birth Place: Claremore, OK, USA
Gender: Male
Clocktower Players to Present OKLAHOMA!; Performances Begin TodayClocktower Players to Present OKLAHOMA!; Performances Begin Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The award-winning Clocktower Players, resident theater company of  Irvington Town Hall Theater, is thrilled to announce Rodger's & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! will run October 16-25. Opening night, Today October 16th, includes complimentary frontier vittles for all ticket holders. (more...)

R&H Theatricals to Release Student Versions of OKLAHOMA! and ONCE UPON A MATTRESSR&H Theatricals to Release Student Versions of OKLAHOMA! and ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Students will soon be able to take the stage in new, age-friendly versions of the classic musicals OKLAHOMA! and ONCE UPON A MATTRESS. (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 - Oct 3, 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...)

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 - Sep 25, 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...)

Photo Flash: OKLAHOMA! Celebrates Opening Night at Paramount TheatrePhoto Flash: OKLAHOMA! Celebrates Opening Night at Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 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. That's just one reason why Paramount's Broadway opener OKLAHOMA!, directed by Artistic Director Jim Corti, promises to be the musical everyone will be talking about this fall. Wower of Chicagoland audiences and critics alike since launching its own, self-produced Broadway series four years ago, the Paramount's fifth consecutive Broadway Series kicks off with the epic, much-loved debut collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein about turn of the century American pioneers. Scroll down for photos from opening night on September 19! (more...)

Clocktower Players to Present OKLAHOMA!; Performances Begin 10/16Clocktower Players to Present OKLAHOMA!; Performances Begin 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The award-winning Clocktower Players, resident theater company of  Irvington Town Hall Theater, is thrilled to announce Rodger's & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! will run October 16-25. Opening night, Friday October 16th, includes complimentary frontier vittles for all ticket holders. (more...)

Gallery Theater Stages OKLAHOMA!, Beginning TonightGallery Theater Stages OKLAHOMA!, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Gallery Theater presents OKLAHOMA! 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...)

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...)

Hale Centre Theatre's OKLAHOMA! Begins TonightHale Centre Theatre's OKLAHOMA! Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 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 tonight, August 12 - October 3 in nearly 60 consecutive performances at the theatre in West Valley City. (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 presents OKLAHOMA! 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...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's OKLAHOMA! Begins at TOPAC TodayCabrillo Music Theatre's OKLAHOMA! Begins at TOPAC Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

OKLAHOMA! opens tonight, 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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: GREEN GROW THE LILACS at TheatricumPhoto Flash: GREEN GROW THE LILACS at Theatricum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

The final entry in Theatricum Botanicum's 2015 "Americana" repertory season, Green Grow the Lilacs by Native American playwrightLynn 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 byEllen Geer for a July 11 opening. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

GREEN GROW THE LILACS Runs Now thru 9/26 at Theatricum BotanicumGREEN GROW THE LILACS Runs Now thru 9/26 at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 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 tonight's (July 11) opening. (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...)

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