Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ali Stroker, and the Oklahoma! Cast Meet the Press
Daniel Fish's new production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic is coming to Broadway after a sold-out run at St. Ann's Warehouse.
Hot on the heels of the announcement of the full cast of Broadway's Oklahoma!, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ali Stroker, and the rest of the company met the press on February 19. Previews begin at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre on March 19 ahead of an official opening on April 7. It will play a limited engagement through September 1.
The production will star St. Ann's original cast members including Anthony Cason as Cord Elam, Damon Daunno as Curly McLain, James Davis as Will Parker, Gabrielle Hamilton as Lead Dancer, Rebecca Naomi Jones as Laurey Williams, Will Mann as Mike, Mallory Portnoy as Gertie Cummings, Ali Stroker as Ado Annie, Mitch Tebo as Andrew Carnes, two-time Tony Award nominee Mary Testa as Aunt Eller, and Patrick Vaill as Jud Fry. Joining the cast for the Broadway run is Will Brill (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, You Can't Take It With You) as Ali Hakim.
The creative team for Oklahoma! includes Daniel Kluger (orchestrations, arrangements, and music supervision), John Heginbotham (choreography), Nathan Koci (music direction), Laura Jellinek (scenic design), Terese Wadden (costume design), Scott Zielinski (lighting design), Drew Levy (sound design), and Joshua Thorson (projection design).
Oklahoma! features music by Richard Rodgers, and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs, with original choreography by Agnes de Mille.