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Oklahoma!   

 
St. James Theatre, (3/31/1943 - 5/29/1948)
First Preview: Total Previews:
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 DrakeCurly
Joan RobertsLaurey
Joseph BuloffAli Hakim
Howard Da SilvaJud Fry
Lee DixonWill Parker
Betty GardeAunt Eller
Celeste HolmAdo Annie Carnes
Armina
Dancing Ensemble
One of Jud's Postcards
Dream Ballet
Diana AdamsDancing Ensemble
Remo ArlottaSinging Ensemble
Elsie ArnoldSinging Ensemble
Bobby BarrentineOther Post Card
Dream Ballet
Dancing Ensemble
John BaumSinging Ensemble
Harvey BrownSinging Ensemble
Kenneth BuffettDancing Ensemble
George ChurchJess
Dream Jud
Edwin ClayFred
Singing Ensemble
Joseph CunneffSinging Ensemble
Margit De KovaOne of Jud's Postcards
Dream Ballet
Dancing Ensemble
Jack DunphyDancing Ensemble
Nona FeidLaurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
Dancing Ensemble
Gary FlemingDancing Ensemble
Kate FriedlichDancing Ensemble
One of Jud's Postcards
Dream Ballet
Armina
Hayes GordonSam
Singing Ensemble
June GrahamLaurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
Ray HarrisonDancing Ensemble
Maria HarritonLaurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
Dancing Ensemble
Jack HarwoodA Cowboy
Rhoda HoffmanLaurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
Dancing Ensemble
Edmund HowlandDancing Ensemble
George IrvingJoe
Singing Ensemble
Barry KelleyIke Skidmore
Eric KristenDancing Ensemble
Jane LawrenceGertie Cummings
Bambi LinnAggie
Dream Child
Dancing Ensemble
Suzanne LloydSinging Ensemble
Ellen LoveKate
Singing Ensemble
Owen MartinCord Elam
Joan McCrackenSylvie
Dancing Ensemble
One of Jud's Postcards
Dream Ballet
Dorothea McFarlandSinging Ensemble
Pat MeanyDancing Ensemble
May MuthSinging Ensemble
Carl NelsonSinging Ensemble
Virginia OswaldSinging Ensemble
Robert PennSinging Ensemble
Marc PlattChalmers
Dream Curly
Ralph RiggsAndrew Carnes
Herbert RissmanSlim
Singing Ensemble
Rosemary SchaeferLaurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
Dancing Ensemble
Katharine SergavaEllen
Dream Laurey
Paul ShiersMike
Singing Ensemble
Vivienne SimonSinging Ensemble
Faye SmithSinging Ensemble
Gary Smith, Jr.Singing Ensemble
Vivian SmithDancing Ensemble
Other Post Card
Dream Ballet
Arthur UlisseSinging Ensemble
Billie ZayLaurey's Friend
Dream Ballet
Dancing Ensemble
Swings: Kenneth Buffett, Jack Dunphy, Gary Fleming, Ray Harrison, Edmund Howland, Eric Kristen and Pat Meany
Tony Award®
winner 1993 Special Tony Award [recipient] 
  50th Anniversary
Theatre World
winner 1947 Award [recipient] 
  Dorothea MacFarland
ACT 1 Sung By
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'Curly
The Surrey with the Fringe on TopCurly, Laurey and Aunt Eller
Kansas CityBoys, Will Parker and Aunt Eller
I Can't Say NoAdo Annie Carnes
Many a New DayLaurey, Girls and Dancers
It's a Scandal! It's an Outrage!Ali Hakim, Boys and Girls
People Will SayCurly and Laurey
Pore JudCurly and Jud Fry
Lonely RoomJud Fry
Out of My Dreams - BalletLaurey, 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 CowmanAndrew 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 UltimoEnsemble