Ages: 12+
Opened: March 31, 1943

Oklahoma! - 1943 - Broadway History , Info & More

Emerson Colonial Theatre
106 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116

Green Grow the Lilacs. Play by Lynn Riggs.

On a farm in frontier Oklahoma, Laurey and Curley are obviously in love but conceal their feelings from each other by fighting. At a box social, their feelings become more complicated as another expresses interest in Laurey.

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Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'
The Surrey with the Fringe on Top
Kansas City
I Cain't Say No
Many a New Day
It's a Scandal! It's an Outrage!
People Will Say We're in Love
Pore Jud Is Daid
Lonely Room
Out of My Dreams
Laurey Makes Up Her Mind
The Farmer and the Cowman
All er Nothin'
Boys and Girls Like You and Me
When I Go Out Walking with My Baby
Oklahoma! has had 27 productions including Broadway which opened in 1943, Broadway which opened in 1943, US Tour which opened in 1943, West End which opened in 1947, Broadway which opened in 1951, Broadway which opened in 1951, US Tour which opened in 1951, US Tour which opened in 1952, Broadway which opened in 1953, Broadway which opened in 1953, Off-Broadway which opened in 1958, Off-Broadway which opened in 1963, Off-Broadway which opened in 1965, Broadway which opened in 1969, Broadway which opened in 1979, Broadway which opened in 1979, West End which opened in 1980, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1992, West End which opened in 1998, Broadway which opened in 2002, Broadway which opened in 2002, St. Louis, MO (Regional) which opened in 2015, Off-Broadway which opened in 2018, Broadway which opened in 2019, which opened in 2019, US Tour which opened in 2020 and West End which opened in 2023.
Oklahoma! has been nominated for several awards. Alfred Molina was nominated for Most Promising Newcomer of the Year in Theatre at the Olivier Awards, while Dorothea MacFarland received a nomination for Performance at the Theatre World Awards.
Oklahoma! has won several awards, including the Most Promising Newcomer of the Year in Theatre at the Olivier Awards for Alfred Molina's performance. Dorothea MacFarland also received the Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for her role in the show.



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