Reimagined Oklahoma! to Play Broadway
Daniel Fish's production will be seen at the Circle in the Square Theatre.
Daniel Fish's acclaimed production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! will move to Broadway this spring, playing the Circle in the Square Theatre beginning March 19. Opening night is set for April 7, with the limited engagement scheduled to conclude on September 1.
Inspired by Fish's 2015 production at Bard College, this reimagined Oklahoma! was produced at St. Ann's Warehouse in this fall. The intimate production brings audiences and artists together and makes this classic musical feel as though it were written for today's America. The production has no chorus, a seven-piece band, a theater repurposed as a community social hall, and chili shared by the audience and actors at intermission.
The company for the Broadway run has not yet been announced. The St. Ann's Warehouse production featured Bard cast members Damon Daunno (Curly), Mary Testa (Aunt Eller), Patrick Vaill (Jud Fry), James Patrick Davis (Will Parker), Mallory Portnoy (Gertie Cummings), and Mitch Tebo (Andrew Carnes) alongside Rebecca Naomi Jones (Laurey), Ali Stroker (Ado Annie), Michael Nathanson (Ali Hakim), Anthony Cason (Cord), and Will Mann (Mike).
The creative team includes Daniel Kluger (new orchestrations, arrangements, and music supervision), John Heginbotham (new choreography), Nathan Koci (music direction), Laura Jellinek (scenic design, based on an original concept by John Conklin), Terese Wadden (costume design), Scott Zielinski (lighting design), Drew Levy (sound design), and Joshua Thorson (projection design).