Ashley Brown
Ashley Brown
(© David Gordon)
Broadway favorites John Cudia and Ashley Brown will star as Curly and Laurey in Lyric Opera of Chicago's upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, playing May 4-19. The production will be directed by Gary Griffin and will feature the original Agnes de Mille choreography supervised by choreographer Gemze de Lappe.

The cast will also feature David Adam Moore (Jud), Jenn Gambatese (Ado Annie), Curtis Holbrook (Will Parker), Paula Scrofano (Aunt Eller), Usman Ally (Ali Hakim), Matt DeCaro (Andrew Carnes), and Andrea Prestinario (Gertie Cummings).

The design team will include John Lee Beatty (set design), Mara Blumenfeld (costume design), and Christine Binder (lighting design).

Cudia is best known for his work in The Phantom of the Opera. Brown's many stage credits include Mary Poppins and On the Record.