Stephen Buntrock will be the next man praising the beautiful mornin' in Broadway's Oklahoma!. The actor will take over for Patrick Wilson in the revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic on Nov. 19.
It took a few years to get here, but on March 21, the praised 1998 Trevor Nunn-Susan Stroman Royal National Theatre production of Oklahoma! opened on Broadway, after previews from Feb. 23, at a renovated and streamlined Gershwin Theatre. The Kennedy Center will host a U.S. touring production of Oklahoma!. The musical will enjoy a long stay at the center's Eisenhower Theatre, June 30-Sept. 6, 2003.
A spokesman for the Kennedy Center said the visit was part of a tour, but it not necessarily the first stop. The DC engagement is the first road booking of the Cameron Mackintosh-produced Oklahoma! to be announced.