The Tony Award®-winning revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! will make its Nashville debut May 3-8 at Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall. The 2021-22 tour marks the first time a First-Class Equity production of Oklahoma! has toured North America in more than 40 years.
Single tickets for Oklahoma! go on sale on Friday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040 and in person at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. For groups of 10 or more, call 615-782-4060.
Directed by Daniel Fish, this is Oklahoma! as you’ve never seen or heard it before—reimagined for the 21st century, and now the Tony Award® winner for Best Revival of a Musical. Funny and sexy, provocative and probing, this acclaimed production of Oklahoma! tells a story of a community banding together against an outsider and the frontier life that shaped America. Upending the sunny romance of a farmer and a cowpoke, this Oklahoma! allows the classic musical – and our country – to be seen in a whole new light.
“This production shocked me and moved me,” raves Frank Rich of New York Magazine. “This is the Oklahoma! that was there all along.” The Daily Beast says “Forget your traditional idea of Oklahoma! Daniel Fish’s daring, utterly absorbing re-interpretation is different—brilliantly so.”
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 dances by Agnes de Mille.
The cast includes Sasha Hutchings (Oklahoma! Broadway, original Broadway cast of “Hamilton”) as Laurey Williams and Sean Grandillo (Deaf West’s “Spring Awakening”) as Curly McLain, joined by Christopher Bannow (Oklahoma! Broadway) as Jud Fry, Sis (“Pose”) as Ado Annie Carnes, Hennessy Winkler as Will Parker, Benj Mirman (Oklahoma! Bard SummerScape) as Ali Hakim, Barbara Walsh (“Falsettos,” “Company”, Oklahoma! National Tour in 1981) as Aunt Eller, Hannah Solow (“The New One”) as Gertie Cummings, Patrick Clanton (“School of Rock,” “Sister Act” tours) as Mike and Ugo Chukwu (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) as Cord Elam. Mitch Tebo (Andrew Carnes) and Gabrielle Hamilton (Lead Dancer) also reprise their roles from the Broadway production. Gillian Hassert, Cameron Anika Hill, Hunter Hoffman, Scott Redmond, Gwynne Wood, and Jordan Wynn join the cast as understudies.
The revival’s creative team includes John Heginbotham (New Choreography), Daniel Kluger (Orchestrations/Arrangements), Nathan Koci (Music Supervision), Andy Collopy (Music Direction), with casting by Taylor Williams and Borna Barzin. Laura Jellinek (Scenic Design), Terese Wadden (Costume Design), Scott Zielinski (Lighting Design), Drew Levy (Sound Design), and Joshua Thorson (Projection Design) round out the creative team. The production stage management team includes Andrew Bacigalupo, Rachael Wilkin, and Jordan Wynn.
Initially announced as a limited engagement, Oklahoma! was extended due to popular demand at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre. The musical played to sold out crowds on Broadway, in addition to garnering multiple Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards and nominations. Oklahoma! officially opened April 7, 2019, after beginning preview performances March 19, and played its final Broadway performance on January 19, 2020.
Acclaim for Oklahoma!
“This is the Oklahoma! that was there all along.” -New York Magazine
“This production lets us experience Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatness anew.” -The New Yorker
“Forget your traditional idea of Oklahoma! Daniel Fish’s daring, utterly absorbing re-interpretation is different—brilliantly so.” -The Daily Beast