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Gallery 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...)

Goodspeed Musicals Announces THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, OKLAHOMA, and RAGS for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Today Michael Gennaro, Goodspeed's Executive Director, announced the six sensational shows set for next season. Gennaro explained, '2017 is going to be an exciting year at Goodspeed.  We're producing a classic musical comedy, bold new musicals, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre and holiday show for all ages.  Goodspeed's rich history is filled with spectacular seasons, and this is one that will stand out.  Our audiences expect only the best from Goodspeed, and we plan to give them exactly what they want: interesting, entertaining and inspiring stories along with plenty of song and dance.' (more...)

GREEN 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 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 10/16
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...)

BWW Review: You're Doing Fine OKLAHOMA! Riverside Center presents exciting production of Rodgers and Hammerstein classic
by Jeffrey Walker - Sep 13, 2016

Rodgers and Hammerstein's first landmark collaboration is in great hands at Riverside Center in Fredericksburg. The production allows the power of the original musical to come to life with a talented cast, expert direction, and fleet-footed choreography. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of Goodspeed's OKLAHOMA! Shares Message of Hope, Love, and Unity in the Wake of Las Vegas Shooting
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

The cast of OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed Opera House put together a video to share a message of hope, love, and unity following this week's tragedy in Las Vegas. (more...)

Hale 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...)

Clocktower 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 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...)

Mountain Play presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and 50th Anniversary Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

 The Mountain Play Association, the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience, will present the timeless classic Disney's Beauty and the Beast directed by Jay Manley for their 104th season. Based on the French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST tells the story of a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will take place every Sunday from May 21 to June 18, 2017. (more...)

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 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...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: The Weekend's Best Bets
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 29, 2015

The weekend is upon us and that means that tonight is opening night for a couple of new shows (with performances continuing through the weekend) and closing performances of several others, including Newsies (at TPAC), Circle Players' The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and the farewell production of GroundWorks Theatre's Starlite Waltz. Meanwhile, John Chaffin's Cliffhanger continues at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre and Cumberland County Playhouse continues its 50th anniversary season with a whole slate of terrific shows. (more...)

Geoff Davin's THE FIRST CHURCH OF MARY... Premieres Today
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 29, 2015

Subtitled 'a play about Faith, Narcissism, & Red Velvet Cake,' The First Church of Mary (which is how we will refer to it hereafter) allows Davin to don a wig and heels - 'yet again,' according to the show's press release - to play his newest creation Adamenses Huckster, the protagonist of his 'new play (with mus (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week?
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2015

Disney's Newsies will claim Nashville as their own hometown with a weeklong run at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center beginning Tuesday, Osborne and Eppler's Southern Fried Nuptials takes the stage in Woodbury, and local favorite Geoff Davin unveils his latest theatrical creation - Adamenses Huckster…and there's plenty of theater continuing this week to keep you occupied all week long! (more...)

Rhett Guter and Samantha Bruce to Headline OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to The Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs July 14-September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn [Official Press Opening will be August 2, 2017]. (more...)

Geoff Davin's THE FIRST CHURCH OF MARY... Premieres Next Week
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2015

Subtitled 'a play about Faith, Narcissism, & Red Velvet Cake,' The First Church of Mary (which is how we will refer to it hereafter) allows Davin to don a wig and heels - 'yet again,' according to the show's press release - to play his newest creation Adamenses Huckster, the protagonist of his 'new play (with mus (more...)

BWW Review: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S OKLAHOMA!
by Melissa Giordano - May 17, 2017

Brilliantly ending their spectacular 10th season, Long Island's John W. Engeman Theatre offers a great incarnation of the iconic, game-changing musical Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!. Excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin, this production runs through June 25th at the gorgeous Northport venue. The cast is truly outstanding and the whole production is well done. (more...)

Broadway by the Way to Present OKLAHOMA!, 6/3-19
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The musical OKLAHOMA! runs from June 3rd through June 19th at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City (2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA). (more...)

Full Cast Announced for the Mountain Play Presentation of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Mountain Play - Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of HAIR In Concert, which will be presented as part of the Magic Mountain Play Music Festival commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and the first ever outdoor rock festival - the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival. HAIR In Concertwill take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017. www.MountainPlay.org   (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/21/16- OKLAHOMA!
by Stage Tube - Mar 21, 2016

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...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces 2018 Season Including Same Sex OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Festival's 2018 playbill. (more...)

Shakespeare Orange County Star-Studded 'Fun-Raiser' Kicks Off SUMMERFEST 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Setting the tone for another season of great entertainment under the stars, Shakespeare Orange County (SOC) launches Summerfest 2015 at the Garden Grove Amphitheatre on June 13 with its 2nd Annual 'Fun-raising' event. (more...)

Mary 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 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...)

Shakespeare Orange County Star-Studded 'Fun-Raiser' Kicks Off SUMMERFEST 2015 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

Setting the tone for another season of great entertainment under the stars, Shakespeare Orange County (SOC) launches Summerfest 2015 at the Garden Grove Amphitheatre tonight, June 13 with its 2nd Annual 'Fun-raising' event. (more...)

Gallery 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 8/12-10/3
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 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!
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 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 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 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...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Sunday for Goodspeed's 2017 Season, Featuring RAGS, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Don't miss your chance to get the best seats at the greatest values for each of the six superb musicals during Goodspeed's upcoming 2017 season. Unprecedented demand is expected when tickets go on sale for the new season, so audience members are encouraged to call right away. The Box Office will open at 10 a.m. this Sunday, offering great deals on these six highly anticipated musicals. (more...)

Lisa Dawn Miller Teams Up with Her Children to Record 'Everyone's A Kid At Christmas Time'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Honoring her mother, composer Aurora Miller, who passed away earlier this year, singer/songwriter Lisa Dawn Miller remakes the Stevie Wonder classic holiday hit, 'Everyone's A Kid At Christmas Time,' written by her mother and her father, legendary songwriter Ron Miller. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Host Holiday Online Auction
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will host a holiday online auction, called "Encore! Encore," to support the historic theater, for one week only, from Monday, December 14, at 5 p.m., through Monday, December 21, at 5 p.m. (more...)

Review Roundup: OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs now through September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. The show opens tonight, August 2, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Goodspeed's OKLAHOMA! Extended By Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Rodgers & Hammerstein classic that changed American musicals forever dawns at Goodspeed for the very first time. Cowboy Curly and farm girl Laurey are taking their sweet time falling in love. (more...)

THEATRICAL 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 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...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/24/16- OKLAHOMA!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2016

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...)

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...)

Rhett Guter and Samantha Bruce to Headline OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to The Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs July 14-September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn [Official Press Opening will be August 2, 2017]. (more...)

VIDEO: We 'Cain't Say No' to Highlights from OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs now through September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. The show opens tonight, August 2, and BroadwayWorld has highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rhett Guter, Samantha Bruce and More in OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs now through September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. The show opens tonight, August 2, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Hale 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...)

Goodspeed Musicals Announces THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, OKLAHOMA, and RAGS for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Today Michael Gennaro, Goodspeed's Executive Director, announced the six sensational shows set for next season. Gennaro explained, '2017 is going to be an exciting year at Goodspeed.  We're producing a classic musical comedy, bold new musicals, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre and holiday show for all ages.  Goodspeed's rich history is filled with spectacular seasons, and this is one that will stand out.  Our audiences expect only the best from Goodspeed, and we plan to give them exactly what they want: interesting, entertaining and inspiring stories along with plenty of song and dance.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Roleystone Theatre's 20th Anniversary Production of OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

A 20-year anniversary production of the famed Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! comes to Roleystone Theatre this May. Last staged at the theatre in 1997, directors Paul Treasure and Bree Hartley are bringing it to life again with a new cast, celebrating the groundbreaking musical that ushered in the golden age of musical theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

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