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Oklahoma!   

 
St. James Theatre , (3/31/1943 - 5/29/1948)
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Opening Date:Mar 31, 1943   
Closing Date:May 29, 1948 Total Performances:2212

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Indian territory (now Oklahoma) just after the turn of the century.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by The Theatre Guild (Theresa Helburn, Lawrence Langner: Administrative Directors)
Music by Richard Rodgers; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Based on the play "Green Grow The Lilacs" by Lynn Riggs; Musical Director: Jacob Schwartzdorf; Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
Directed by Rouben Mamoulian; Choreographed by Agnes De Mille
Scenic Design by Lemuel Ayers; Costume Design by Miles White
Company Manager: Max A. Meyer
General Stage Manager: Reginald Hammerstein; Stage Manager: Ted Hammerstein; Assistant Stage Mgr: Herbert Rissman
Conducted by Jay Blackton; Orchestra Contractor: Sol Gusikoff
Press Representative: Alfred Tamarin and Dick Weaver; Theatre Guild Administrative Assistant: Armina Marshall
Cast
Alfred Drake Curly
Joan Roberts Laurey
Joseph Buloff Ali Hakim
Howard Da Silva Jud Fry
Lee Dixon Will Parker
Betty Garde Aunt Eller
Celeste Holm Ado Annie Carnes
Diana Adams Dancing Ensemble
Remo Arlotta Singing Ensemble
Elsie Arnold Singing Ensemble
Bobby Barrentine Other Post Card
Dream Ballet
Dancing Ensemble
John Baum Singing Ensemble
Harvey Brown Singing Ensemble
Kenneth Buffett Dancing Ensemble
George Church Jess
Dream Jud
Edwin Clay Fred
Singing Ensemble
Joseph Cunneff Singing Ensemble
Margit De Kova One of Jud's Postcards
Dream Ballet
Dancing Ensemble
Jack Dunphy Dancing Ensemble
Nona Feid Laurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
Dancing Ensemble
Gary Fleming Dancing Ensemble
Kate Friedlich Armina
Dancing Ensemble
One of Jud's Postcards
Dream Ballet
Hayes Gordon Sam
Singing Ensemble
June Graham Laurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
Ray Harrison Dancing Ensemble
Maria Harriton Laurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
Dancing Ensemble
Jack Harwood A Cowboy
Rhoda Hoffman Laurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
Dancing Ensemble
Edmund Howland Dancing Ensemble
George Irving Joe
Singing Ensemble
Barry Kelley Ike Skidmore
Eric Kristen Dancing Ensemble
Jane Lawrence Gertie Cummings
Bambi Linn Aggie
Dream Child
Dancing Ensemble
Suzanne Lloyd Singing Ensemble
Ellen Love Kate
Singing Ensemble
Owen Martin Cord Elam
Joan McCracken Sylvie
Dancing Ensemble
One of Jud's Postcards
Dream Ballet
Dorothea McFarland Singing Ensemble
Pat Meany Dancing Ensemble
May Muth Singing Ensemble
Carl Nelson Singing Ensemble
Virginia Oswald Singing Ensemble
Robert Penn Singing Ensemble
Marc Platt Chalmers
Dream Curly
Ralph Riggs Andrew Carnes
Herbert Rissman Slim
Singing Ensemble
Rosemary Schaefer Laurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
Dancing Ensemble
Katharine Sergava Ellen
Dream Laurey
Paul Shiers Mike
Singing Ensemble
Vivienne Simon Singing Ensemble
Faye Smith Singing Ensemble
Gary Smith, Jr. Singing Ensemble
Vivian Smith Dancing Ensemble
Other Post Card
Dream Ballet
Arthur Ulisse Singing Ensemble
Billie Zay Laurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
Dancing Ensemble
Swings: Kenneth Buffett, Jack Dunphy, Gary Fleming, Ray Harrison, Edmund Howland, Eric Kristen and Pat Meany
Tony Award®
nominee 1993 Special Tony Award [recipient]
Theatre World
nominee 1947 Award [recipient]
Dorothea MacFarland
ACT 1Sung By
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' Curly
The Surrey with the Fringe on Top Curly, Laurey and Aunt Eller
Kansas City Boys, Will Parker and Aunt Eller
I Can't Say No Ado Annie Carnes
Many a New Day Laurey, Girls and Dancers
It's a Scandal! It's an Outrage! Ali Hakim, Boys and Girls
People Will Say Curly and Laurey
Pore Jud Curly and Jud Fry
Lonely Room Jud Fry
Out of My Dreams - Ballet Laurey, Girls, Dream Laurey, Dream Curly, Dream Jud, Dream Child, Jud's Post Cards, Laurey's Friends, Cowboys and Other Post Cards
ACT 2Sung By
The Farmer and the Cowman Andrew Carnes, Aunt Eller, Curly, Will Parker, Ado Annie Carnes and Ensemble
All 'Er Nothin' Ado Annie Carnes, Will Parker and Dancers
People Will Say (Reprise)Curly and Laurey
Oklahoma! Curly, Laurey, Aunt Eller, Ike Skidmore, Fred and Ensemble
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' (Reprise)Laurey, Curly and Ensemble
Finale Ultimo Ensemble