Acclaimed ‘Oklahoma!’ Brooklyn Production Plans Broadway Run

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The acclaimed production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! that sold out Brooklyn’s St. Ann’s Warehouse this fall will transfer to Broadway in March, producer Eva Price announced today.

The announcement immediately upends any Tony Award predictions – the St. Ann’s limited-run Off Broadway production was praised by critics and the Broadway staging will almost certainly be an awards contender.

Directed by Daniel Fish, Oklahoma! will begin previews at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, with an official opening on Sunday, April 7. The limited engagement will run through Sunday, Sept. 1.

“What an incredible moment to be producing on Broadway, in the middle of this wonderfully eclectic season spurred by an audience that is hungry for bold, daring work,” Price said. “Daniel Fish’s timeless and timely revival of this classic speaks so vividly to the place we as Americans are living in today.”

Oklahoma! ran at the Brooklyn performance space from Sept. 27 – Nov. 11, 2018. The creative team for the St. Ann’s production included Daniel Kluger (Orchestrations, Arrangements & 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).

Casting for the Broadway production will be announced soon. The St. Ann’s cast included Rebecca Naomi Jones, Damon Daunno, Mary Testa, Patrick Vaill, Ali Stroker, James Davis, Michael Nathanson and Mitch Tebo, among others.

The production was originally developed, produced, and premiered at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College in July 2015, and was subsequently developed and produced by St. Ann’s Warehouse.

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