There's a Foard in Your Future: Merwin Foard to Replace Shuler Hensley in Broadway's Oklahoma!
It has been announced that Merwin Foard will replace Shuler Hensley as Jud Fry in the Cameron Mackintosh-Trevor Nunn-Susan Stroman production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! on Broadway, beginning January 7.
Hensley, who won a Tony for his performance as the violent farmhand after having played the role in the London production, exits the show after the January 5 performance. Foard originated the role of Richard Henry Lee in the 1997 Broadway revival of 1776 and has also appeared on Broadway in Kiss Me, Kate, Jekyll & Hyde, and Beauty and the Beast.