PHOTO CALL: Oklahoma!: His 'Lonely Room', She 'Caint Say No'

News   PHOTO CALL: Oklahoma!: His 'Lonely Room', She 'Caint Say No'


Photo by Michael Le Poer Trench and Joan Marcus

Shuler Hensley laments his "Lonely Room" as farm hand Jud Fry, while Jessica Boevers as Ado Annie broods on her own romantic problems - she's just a girl who cain't say no. Both star in the new Broadway revival of Oklahoma! playing at the Gershwin Theatre.

Oklahoma! was based on Lynn Riggs' play, Green Grow the Lilacs, about innocent folk in the Oklahoma territory around the turn of the century, prior to statehood. The musical marked the first collaboration of Rodgers and Hammerstein and resulted in the well-loved tunes "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "Surrey With a Fringe on Top," "I Cain't Say No" and "People Will Say We're in Love." This revival originated at the Royal National Theatre in 1998 with Trevor Nunn directing and Susan Stroman choreographing, before transferring to Broadway's Gershwin Theatre.

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