Rodgers & Hammerstein's landmark musical, Oklahoma! is the final show in the Broadway at the Fox series.
This newly conceived national tour, with direction by Fred Hanson and choreography recreated by Ginger Thatcher, is adapted from the Cameron Mackintosh presentation of the Royal National Theatre production directed by Trevor Nunn with choreography by Susan Stroman recently seen in London and on Broadway.
Based on the Lynn Riggs' play Green Grow The Lilacs, Oklahoma! was Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration and remains, in many ways their most innovative, having set the standards for modern musical theatre featuring such classic musical numbers as "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'," "People Will Say We're In Love," "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top" and the title song. Set in the territory of Oklahoma at the turn of the century, against a background of the rivalry between cattlemen and farmers, Oklahoma! is the story of the farm girl Laurey and the two rivals for her affection: the cowboy Curly and Jud, the brooding farmhand.