Forgive the confusing geography, but if you loved Oklahoma! when it was in New York City, now you’ve got the chance to catch it in Pittsburgh, Chicago, Nashville, or Los Angeles.
Director Daniel Fish’s adaptation of the classic musical—which was nominated for eight Tony Awards for its 2019 Broadway run—will begin its national tour on November 6 in Elmira, New York and wind across the country before wrapping up in Tempe, AZ in October 2022.
T&C can exclusively reveal that the cast of the touring company will include Sasha Hutchings (a veteran of the Broadway production) as Laurey Williams, Sean Grandillo as Curly McLain, Chris Bannow as Jud Fry, Sis as Ado Annie Carnes, Hennessy Winkler as Will Parker, Benj Mirman as Ali Hakim, Barbara Walsh as Aunt Eller, Hannah Solo as Gertie Cummings, Patrick Clanton as Mike and Ugo Chuku as Cord Elam. Joining from the Broadway cast are Mitch Tebo as Andrew Carnes and Gabrielle Hamilton as the lead dancer.
“Oklahoma! is the quintessential and classic American musical,” says producer Eva Price. “When the original production opened in 1943, it was a groundbreaking celebration of country and community. Soldiers returned from war and found escape and affirmation while in the audience of the first ever modern American musical. Our production specifically is built around the idea of a community coming together in shared experience.
“Well, we've been through a hell of a shared experience in our country over the last 18 months, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to gather—safely—with audiences in theaters across America to appreciate this story anew.”
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