Daniel Fish's reimagined revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! is scheduled to open April 7 at Circle in the Square Theatre. The cast is led by Rebecca Naomi Jones (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Significant Other) as Laurey and Damon Daunno (Brief Encounter) as Curly. Performances began March 19.
Joining Jones and Dauno from the production's earlier staging at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn are Patrick Vaill (Jud Fry), Mary Testa (Aunt Eller), Ali Stroker (Ado Annie), Mallory Portnoy (Gertie Cummings), James Davis (Will Parker), Mitch Tebo (Andrew Carnes), Anthony Cason (Cord), and Will Mann (Mike). Will Brill joins the cast for the Broadway run as Ali Hakim.
Helmed by Fish, the new production of Oklahoma! offers a startlingly contemporary re-imagining of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, featuring new arrangements and orchestrations by Daniel Kluger. Fish first mounted the production at Bard College in 2015, which was followed by a sold-out run at St. Ann's Warehouse last fall. The creative team includes John Heginbotham (choreography), Laura Jellinek (scenic design), Terese Wadden (costume design), Scott Zielinski (lighting design), Drew Levy (sound design), Joshua Thorson (projection design), and Nathan Koci (music direction). Casting is by Will Cantler and Adam Caldwell of Telsey & Co.