MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Mar 31, 1943
Closing Date
May 29, 1948
Performances
2,212
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
St. James Theatre
(Mar 31, 1943 - May 29, 1948)

Setting
Indian territory (now Oklahoma) just after the turn of the century.

Media
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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
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
Curly
Laurey
Ali Hakim
Jud Fry
Will Parker
Aunt Eller
Ado Annie Carnes
Dancing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Other Post Card
Dream Ballet
 
Dancing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
 
Dream Jud
Fred
 
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
One of Jud's Postcards
Dream Ballet
 
Dancing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
Laurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
 
Dancing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
 
One of Jud's Postcards
Dream Ballet
 
Armina
 
Singing Ensemble
Laurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
Dancing Ensemble
Laurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
 
Dancing Ensemble
A Cowboy
Laurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
 
Dancing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
 
Singing Ensemble
Ike Skidmore
Dancing Ensemble
Gertie Cummings
Aggie
 
Dream Child
 
Dancing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Kate
 
Singing Ensemble
Cord Elam
 
Dancing Ensemble
 
One of Jud's Postcards
Dream Ballet
Singing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Chalmers
 
Dream Curly
Andrew Carnes
 
Singing Ensemble
Laurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
 
Dancing Ensemble
 
Dream Laurey
 
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
 
Other Post Card
Dream Ballet
Singing Ensemble
Laurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
 
Dancing Ensemble

St. James Theatre (Mar 31, 1943 - May 29, 1948)

Production Manager: John Haggott; Stage Manager: Jerome Whyte; Assistant Stage Mgr: Elaine Anderson
Conducted by Arthur Norris and Richard Baravelle
Associate Press Representative: June Greenwall; Supervisor of Ballet: Vladimir Kostenko; Casting Assistant: Bettina Cerf; Press Representative: Joseph Heidt

Cast

Curly
Ali Hakim
Aunt Eller
Will Parker
Ado Annie Carnes
Jud Fry
Ado Annie Carnes
Jud Fry
Aunt Eller
Ike Skidmore
Gertie Cummings
Gertie Cummings
 
Ado Annie Carnes
Andrew Carnes
Dancing Ensemble
Gertie Cummings
Will Parker
 
Chalmers
Dancing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Gertie Cummings
Dancing Ensemble
 
Cowboy
Dream Ballet
Dancing Ensemble
 
Singing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
Will Parker
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Dream Curly
Gertie Cummings
Other Post Card
Dream Ballet
Sylvie
Cowboy
Dream Ballet
 
One of Jud's Postcards
Dream Ballet
 
Dancing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
 
Joe
Singing Ensemble
Other Post Card
Dream Ballet
 
Dancing Ensemble
Armina
 
Other Post Card
Dream Ballet
 
Dancing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Jud Fry
Armina
Dancing Ensemble
 
Aggie
 
Dream Child
Laurey
Laurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
 
Dancing Ensemble
Curly
Ike Skidmore
Curly
Curly
Alternate
 
Will Parker
Alternate
Dancing Ensemble
 
Dream Jud
Chalmers
Ellen
 
Dream Laurey
Armina
 
Other Post Card
Dream Ballet
 
Dancing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
 
Cowboy
Dream Ballet
Dancing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
 
Laurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
One of Jud's Postcards
Dream Ballet
 
Laurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
 
Dancing Ensemble
Sylvie
Gertie Cummings
 
Ado Annie Carnes
Dancing Ensemble
 
Sam
Owen Martin
During Joseph Buloff's vacation
Ali Hakim
Jul 09, 1945 - Jul 21, 1945
Cowboy
Dream Ballet
Chalmers
 
Dream Curly
Ike Skidmore
Dancing Ensemble
 
Cowboy
Dream Ballet
Gertie Cummings
Kate
Gertie Cummings
Cowboy
Dream Ballet
Laurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
 
Dancing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
 
Dancing Ensemble
One of Jud's Postcards
Dream Ballet
 
Dancing Ensemble
Robert Pagent
Replaced an injured dancer a day after the show's opening
Dancing Ensemble
Laurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
 
Dancing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
One of Jud's Postcards
Dream Ballet
 
Dancing Ensemble
Ali Hakim
Jud Fry
Chalmers
Aggie
Ado Annie Carnes
One of Jud's Postcards
Dream Ballet
Singing Ensemble
Ike Skidmore
Dancing Ensemble
 
Cowboy
Dream Ballet
Dancing Ensemble
 
Cowboy
Dream Ballet
Chalmers
Singing Ensemble
 
Singing Ensemble
Cowboy
Dream Ballet
Dancing Ensemble
Ali Hakim
Ali Hakim
Ado Annie Carnes
Laurey
Standby: Milton Watson (Curly, Will Parker)
Understudy: Vivian Allen (Ado Annie Carnes)
Act 1
Sung 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 2
Sung 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

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1947 Recipient
Dorothea MacFarland
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