NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tony Award®-winning revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! will make its Nashville debut May 3-8 at the 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 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
If You Go:
May 3-8, 2022
TPAC’s Jackson Hall
505 Deaderick St.
Know before you go: Visit TPAC.org/KnowBeforeYouGo for more information about show content.
Oklahoma! is the sixth production featured in the 2021-22 HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. The Broadway season is supported by TPAC’s official health and safety partner, HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health, and institutional sponsor Nissan North America. TPAC is funded in part by support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.
TPAC is an accessible facility with a variety of services including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway series production and Broadway special engagement. For more information, email Access@TPAC.org or call 615-782-6577.
Our Commitment to Your Safety
We are eager to welcome you back for safe and memorable experiences at Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Our Patron Entry Policy requires guests 6+ years of age to wear a mask and guests 12+ years of age to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, negative antigen test, or positive antibody test administered within 3 days of the performance date. As an alternative, guests may provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. For our complete entry policy details and updated health protocols, visit TPAC.org/PatronHealth.
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Since 1980, the nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center has welcomed more than 14 million audience members and served more than 2 million children and adults with performances at TPAC, teacher resources, professional development opportunities, classroom residencies, and enrichment programs. Each year, TPAC serves several hundred thousand audience members with the HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series, a variety of special engagements, and the productions of three resident artistic companies – Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and Nashville Repertory Theatre. TPAC’s mission is to lead with excellence in the performing arts and arts education, creating meaningful and relevant experiences to enrich lives, strengthen communities, and support economic vitality. For more information, visit TPAC.org.