Ages: 12+
Opened: April 29, 1947

Oklahoma! - 1947 - West End History , Info & More

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Catherine Street London WC2B 5JB London

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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BWW Interviews: Jessica Humphrey of Dutch Apple's CATS
by Marakay Rogers - May 11, 2013

She's a singer, a ballet dancer, and though only recently out of college she's been everything from a spirit in the Temple of Wisdom to a dame at sea. Jessica Humphrey talks about opera, CATS, and the current state of arts education.

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 5/6
by BWW Special Coverage - May 10, 2013

If you haven't had the chance to catch up on your theater news, look no further than today's recap of all things theater - exclusive features, interviews, reviews and more! - around the Broadway World for the week of May 6!

South Bend Civic Theatre Opens AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

South Bend Civic Theatre presents the acclaimed drama August: Osage County by Tracy Letts tonight, May 10-19 in the Wilson Mainstage Auditorium. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony award for Best Play, this blistering portrait of a family in crisis has been hailed as the greatest American play of our time. When the patriarch of the Weston clan goes missing, the family gathers together at the homestead in Oklahoma, revealing years of pain, addiction, abuse, and infidelity. Ruthlessly profane and savagely funny, you will not want to miss this astounding and monumental work by the playwright of Superior Donuts.

The Ringwald Theatre Opens AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

The Ringwald Theatre will present August: Osage County from tonight, May 10-June 3, 2013. Capping off a successful 'Season of Family', The Ringwald has indeed saved what is arguably the best for last; certainly the biggest for last. The Ringwald has had great success with the plays of Tracy Letts in the past, producing two of his works: Bug and Killer Joe. August: Osage County promises to be every bit as compelling as his past works.

3-D Theatricals Presents PARADE, Now thru 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

3-D Theatricals presents PARADE, tonight, May 10 - 26, 2013 at Plummer Auditorium, 201 East Chapman Ave, Fullerton, Calif., directed by T.J. Dawson, choreographed by Dana Solimando and musically directed by David Lamoureux.

The Lyric Opera Broadcasts Will Be Rebroadcast by The WFMT Radio Network
by Kelsey Denette - May 9, 2013

Beginning on Saturday, May 18, and continuing every Saturday through July 13, The Lyric Opera Broadcasts of the 2012/13 Lyric Opera of Chicago season will be rebroadcast internationally by The WFMT Radio Network and heard locally on 98.7WFMT. Lyric's 2012-13 season comprises nine operas plus the musical Oklahoma! Two of the shorter operas, Hansel and Gretel and Elektra, will be broadcast on a single date as a double bill.

Sherri James Buxton Performs with the Bob Shepherd Trio, 6/1
by Kelsey Denette - May 9, 2013

Sherri James Buxton and Friends, featuring the Bob Shepherd Trio, Charles Neville and Paul Green, is a live concert at The Colonial Theatre on June 1 at 8pm to benefit Community Resources for People with Autism. At 6pm there will be a pre-concert VIP reception in The Colonial Theatre lobby, catered by Shiro with wines from Kelly's Package Store. Those who purchase the VIP reception tickets will also be treated to pre-show entertainment by Dominic Annand on the piano.

The Recording Industry Association of America Adds Digital Streaming to Gold & Platinum Standards
by Kelsey Denette - May 9, 2013

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced the integration of streams to its historic Gold & Platinum (G&P) Program, the industry's premier award for recognizing artistic achievement in the marketplace. On-demand audio and/or video song streams will now be counted towards the 500,000 (Gold), 1,000,000 (Platinum) and 2,000,000 plus (multi-Platinum) thresholds required for G&P's Digital Single Award certification.

Streisand, New Hamlisch Doc & More Get PBS Fall Dates
by Caryn Robbins - May 9, 2013

PBS announced today a fall primetime line-up featuring a strong roster of wide-ranging programs. Among the exciting highlights will be "Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn" in which the legendary Barbra Streisand makes a historic homecoming back to Brooklyn at the new Barclays Center arena

SPMH Screens Silent Film BUSTER KEATON IN STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. in Cincinnati Today
by Movies News Desk - May 9, 2013

The Society for the Preservation of Music Hall (SPMH) presents its first silent film - Buster Keaton in Steamboat Bill, Jr., featuring the Mighty Wurlitzer and acclaimed theatre organist Clark Wilson - at Cincinnati's Music Hall Ballroom today, May 9 at 10:30 AM and 7:00 PM. The event is being presented in cooperation with the Ohio Valley Chapter of the American Organ Society.

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 8th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - May 8, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Will 'Big Fish' swim? 'Buddy,' the Bee Gees, 'Flashdance' and the new 'Phantom,' plus our own 'South Pacific,' Waa-Mu, 'A New Brain,' a showtune showdown and more!

ABC Announces Competitors for New Murder Mystery Series WHODUNNIT?
by Caryn Robbins - May 8, 2013

What do a former NFL cheerleader, a bounty hunter, a nurse and a flight attendant all have in common? They're all putting their investigative skills to the test along with nine other guests in the new murder mystery competition, 'Whodunnit?,' premiering SUNDAY, JUNE 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Arizona Broadway Theatre Brings The Captivating Return of INTO THE WOODS, 5/31-6/23
by Samantha Vega - May 8, 2013

Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT), the highest-attended, live year-round theatre in the Valley of the Sun, will deliver the return of the twisted fairytale Into the Woods to Phoenix from May 31 through June 23. Tickets are now on sale for the stage adaptation of the Broadway classic at azbroadway.org or by calling the ABT box office at (623) 776-8400.

BWW Reviews: NYC Ballet Stages a Richard Rodgers Showcase
by Patrick Kennedy - May 9, 2013

Three dances based on the music of Richard Rodgers are enjoying a run at Lincoln Center. The results are uneven, but Rodgers's mastery is always apparent.

BWW Exclusive: Hugh Panaro and Norm Lewis to Star in LES MISERABLES at the Muny July 15 - 21; Highly Anticipated Cast Announced!
by Robert Diamond - May 8, 2013

The Muny announced principal casting for the fifth show of its fantastic 95th season, Les Miserables. Broadway veterans Hugh Panaro and Norm Lewis make their Muny debuts starring as Jean Valjean and Javert, respectively. Also starring is Michael McCormick as Thenardier. The production is directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, who served as the associate director and executive producer of the original Broadway, touring and Canadian companies of Les Miserables.

Holiday Travel On Sale Now As Southwest Airlines And AirTran Airways Extend Flight Schedules Through New Year's Weekend
by Robert Diamond - May 7, 2013

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced new service beginning in November to Memphis, Tenn., Pensacola, Fla., and Richmond, Va., completing the planned arrival of Southwest's Low Fares and Legendary Customer Service in 89 domestic destinations, including all previously served by wholly-owned subsidiary AirTran Airways.

Featured Performer of the Week: Richard Strimer
by BWW Special Coverage - May 8, 2013

Today, we're thrilled to feature Richard Strimer currently playing Gene Kelly in Chicago's Theatre at the Center's WHAT A GLORIOUS FEELING!

Mercy Creates Dance Video to Get Co-Workers Moving
by Christina Mancuso - May 7, 2013

There are a million phrases to describe it: cutting a rug, getting a groove on, jumping and jiving, boot scootin'. No matter what it's called, dance is fun, and it's healthy.

BWW Interviews: WICKED National Tour's Curt Hansen
by Heidi Scheuermann - May 6, 2013

Hang on to your broomsticks and sparkly shoes, folks. Something WICKED is coming to New Orleans this week! Glinda and Elphaba are gracing The Big Easy with their magical presence for one month beginning this Wednesday, and they're bringing along their favorite fellow Ozians too!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Ashley Brown, John Cudia and More in Highlights of Lyric Opera's OKLAHOMA
by Stage Tube - May 6, 2013

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! premiered at Lyric Opera of Chicago Saturday, May 4. The new production, which includes the original choreography by the legendary Agnes De Mille, will have 16 performances (including seven matinees) May 4 -19 at the Civic Opera House, with tickets ranging from $32 to $153. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the production below.

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Releases Digital Cast Album Today
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2013

Ghostlight Records will present the Original Broadway Cast Recording of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S Cinderella with a digital release today, May 7 and the CD in stores on June 4.

TLC's Bridal Series RANDY TO THE RESCUE to Return, 5/31
by Tyler Peterson - May 6, 2013

TLC hits the road again with a new season of RANDY TO THE RESCUE premiering Friday, May 31 at 9pm ET/PT. Season one premiere episodes averaged 1.4M P2+ viewers.

BWW Interviews: ADDAMS FAMILY'S Keleen Snowgren Talks Family and Ties to Texas
by Kathy Strain - May 6, 2013

Keleen Snowgren was born in Missesota but moved to Texas at a very young age. She considers herself a Yankee Texan and loves to spend time with ther family including her 25 cousins. Keleen shared with us her experiences on the road with a hugely popular new musical, THE ADDAMS FAMILY.

Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley Join Cast of NO MAN'S LAND and WAITING FOR GODOT
by Nicole Rosky - May 6, 2013

Tony Award winners Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley will join Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in the limited season repertoire of Harold Pinter's No Man's Land and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, directed by Sean Mathias, on Broadway at the Cort Theatre, 138 West 48th Street, this fall. Performances will begin Saturday, October 26 at 8pm. The official opening is Sunday, November 24, 2013. This limited season will run for 14 weeks only.

Passajj Productions Presents MADAME BOVARY : A MUSICAL, Beginning 5/17
by Kelsey Denette - May 6, 2013

Passajj Productions will present A Musical: Madame Bovary, based on the novel by Gustave Flaubert, at Roy Arias Stage IV, beginning May 17, 2013. Marlene Thorn Taber will direct this musical adaptation by renowned composer and lyricist Paul Dick. Hayley Hoffmeister will portray Emma Bovary and Roger Rathburn (No, No, Nanette) is cast in the role of Charles Bovary. A Musical: Madame Bovary brings to life Flaubert's characters as they transition from youthful romanticism to mature reality except for Emma Bovary. This is the story of her passion.

Kentucky Derby Overnight Rating on NBC Ties for Best in 21 Years
by Caryn Robbins - May 6, 2013

Global superstar Rihanna soars in the exclusive world premiere of concert documentary RIHANNA 777, which gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the musical artist's unprecedented globetrotting concert tour that hit seven countries in seven days with seven shows to promote her seventh album.

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, May 4, Part 2 - Holland Taylor's First SIP from ANN, Christopher Lloyd and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2013

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our May 4th SIP round-up. Yesterday evening's photos featured a first SIP from ANN's Holland Taylor and THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE's Christopher Lloyd, as well as shots from NICE WORK, MATILDA, BOOK OF MORMON, LES MISERABLES, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, FLASHDANCE, HAIR, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, TOMMY at the Stratford Festival and more!

NBC's KENTUCKY DERBY Coverage Hits 21-Year High
by Tyler Peterson - May 5, 2013

NBC Sports' coverage of Saturday's Kentucky Derby, won by Orb, drew a 10.4 overnight rating and a 23 share for the race portion (6-7 p.m. ET), up 16% from the 2012 Kentucky Derby, according to overnight data provided today by The Nielsen Company. The 10.4 overnight rating ties the 2010 race as the best for a Kentucky Derby in 21 years (10.9/29 in 1992).

NCIS Star Mark Harmon Visits CBS SUNDAY MORNING Today
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2013

NCIS star Mark Harmon maintains he's a team player and refuses to take credit for the popular CBS series' success, he tells Tracy Smith in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH Charles Osgood to be broadcast today, May 5, 2013 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.

Celebrity Cruises Partners with 54 Below; Faith Prince, Anthony Rapp, Alice Ripley and More to Perform
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

Celebrity Cruises today announced an exclusive partnership with Manhattan's noted '54 Below,' which will bring guests on Celebrity's newly 'Solsticized' Celebrity Summit the rare opportunity to enjoy entertainment by some of Broadway's brightest stars while sailing to the pink-sand paradise of Bermuda. Broadway stars will light up the stage of Celebrity Summit during its Bermuda vacation season from Cape Liberty (Bayonne), NJ, from this Sunday, May 5, through October 2013.

Drama Critics' Circle Names MATILDA Best Musical; VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Best Play
by Robert Diamond - May 3, 2013

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, written by Christopher Durang, today won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award (NYDCC) for Best Play of the 2012-2013 season. Matilda received the award for Best Musical. The selections were made at the 78th annual voting meeting of the organization today at the offices of Time Out New York in Manhattan.

NCIS Star Mark Harmon to Visit CBS SUNDAY MORNING, 5/5
by Caryn Robbins - May 3, 2013

NCIS star Mark Harmon maintains he's a team player and refuses to take credit for the popular CBS series' success, he tells Tracy Smith in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD to be broadcast May 5, 2013 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.

Photo Flash: First Look at Alison Luff and John Davidson in WICKED National Tour
by Nicole Rosky - May 3, 2013

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED just welcomed Alison Luff as Elphaba and John Davidson as The Wizard during its engagement in Dallas, TX. WICKED will play the Music Hall at Fair Park through May 5. Check out photos of the new cast members in action below!

MEGADETH Reveals GIGANTOUR 2013 Tour Line-up
by Caryn Robbins - May 3, 2013

Pittsburgh CLO's 2013 Summer Season Announced; Features Mamie Parris, Nick Adams, Erin Mackey and More
by Kelsey Denette - May 3, 2013

Pittsburgh CLO's 2013 Summer Season will be highlighted by brilliant Broadway stars, veterans of the stage and screen and accomplished recording artists.

ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Begins at Milwaukee Rep Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

With a voice like whiskey and a laugh like pure joy, Janis Joplin took the music scene by storm. Simultaneously rough and vulnerable, Joplin was dubbed the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, proving music wasn't just a man's world anymore. Now, in a new musical event featuring more than a dozen singers and band members, playwright-director Randy Johnson creates 'a compelling portrait of an artist' (Culturemob) through the words, inspiration and music of one of America's greatest rock 'n' roll originals. One Night With Janis Joplin is a full-on concert experience and musical journey into the life and inspirations of one of rock 'n' roll's greatest legends and it runs in The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse from tonight, May 3 - June 2, 2013 and opens on Monday, May 6, 2013. Packed with classic songs ('Piece Of My Heart,' 'Summertime,' 'Mercedes Benz'), One Night With Janis Joplin also shines the spotlight on trailblazers who influenced Janis - like Bessie Smith, Etta James and Aretha Franklin.

Harbor Lights Theater Stages I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, Now thru 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

The Harbor Lights Theater Company has announced that its fourth season is being kicked off with the hilarious, long-running Off-Broadway show - - - I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change - - - the show that celebrates the contemporary conundrum, 'the relationship.'

Joe Cassidy, Kelly McCormick and More Lead Pioneer Theatre's LES MISERABLES, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the epic musical LES MISERABLES. Due to popular demand, the production's run has been extended by two weeks. Performances take place tonight, May 3 through June 1, 2013.

NBA Playoff Coverage Continues on ESPN & ESPN 2 Today
by Caryn Robbins - May 2, 2013

The NBA Playoffs will continue on ESPN and ESPN2 today, May 3, with four quarterfinal round Game 6 telecasts.

by Caryn Robbins - May 2, 2013

WOODY GUTHRIE AT 100! LIVE AT THE KENNEDY CENTER pays homage to the artistry of American folk musician Woody Guthrie. This new CD+DVD commemorative package captures the historic all-star concert staged in his honor last October in Washington, DC.

Garth Brooks to Celebrate 3 Years at Wynn With 2 Upcoming Concerts
by Caryn Robbins - May 2, 2013

After spending 3 years together at the Encore Theater in Las Vegas, Steve Wynn and Garth Brooks are proud to announce that they are planning to film the upcoming Memorial Day and July 4th weekend concerts to memorialize his time on the Encore Theater stage

Nick Adams, Jessica Grove, Liz McCartney & More to Star in Paper Mill's Revamped THE LITTLE MERMAID; Full Cast Announced!
by Robert Diamond - May 2, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse has just announced the cast and creative team for Disney's The Little Mermaid, based on the classic animated film of the same title.

Hugh Jackman Chats WOLVERINE Live with Fans Today
by Movies News Desk - May 2, 2013

Actor Hugh Jackman will chat live with fans about his upcoming action film THE WOLVERINE on Twitter via @RealHughJackman today, May 2nd at noon ET. The actor will respond to questions via video. To tweet questions, use the hashtags #AskHugh and #TheWolverine before and during the Q&A.

Braden Abraham Helms A GREAT WILDERNESS Tonight at 2013 William Inge Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2013

An acclaimed director of exciting contemporary work will take the reins of a new play by Samuel D. Hunter, as part of the 32nd Annual William Inge Theatre Festival.


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.



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