Oklahoma! (2002) on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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Oklahoma! (2002) Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Musical - Revival
  • Oklahoma! (2002) is 3 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: February 23, 2002
  • Show Opened : March 21, 2002
  • Show Closed: February 23, 2003

Classic Broadway musical following the romantic adventures of several citizens of a small town of Claremore in the up-and-coming state of Oklahoma in 1906

What's Oklahoma! (2002) Like?

Oklahoma! follows Curly McLain, a cowboy who falls in love with a farm girl named Laurey. After denying Curly’s invitation to a local dance, Laurey decides to go with Jud, the disturbed farm hand with an obsession for her, to spite Curly because she thinks he waited too long to ask her. After learning this information, Curly confronts Jud about Laurey, but only serves to deepen Jud’s resolve to have her. Laurey, who has become confused on where her emotions lie, buys a magic potion from a local trader in order to reveal who she truly loves. After a psychedelic experience, Laurey understands that she loves Curly but must find a way to deal with Jud and his growing and dangerous obsession for her.

Is Oklahoma! (2002) Good for Kids?

A majority of the show is a light-hearted love story, however the ending of the show becomes darker, dealing with themes of murder and death, thus the show is only suitable for children above the age of 12.

Oklahoma! (2002) on Broadway Background

Oklahoma! is the first musical written by legendary Broadway writing duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The show is loosely based on Lynn Riggs’ 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs, which follows a nearly identical plot but with a different ending and altered character names. Oklahoma! made its Broadway debut on March 31, 1943 and became an instant Broadway success. The production ran for over five years, totalling in an unprecedented 2,212 performances as the demand for tickets steadily grew larger and larger after the show premiered. Oklahoma! would go on to be revived on Broadway on four separate occasions, though the 2002 revival is often considered the most successful, as it was nominated for seven Tony Awards and took home the award for “Best Featured Actor in a Musical”. The show has seen success in London’s West End as well having debuted in 1947 and received two revival adaptations in 1980 and 1998. The 1998 West End revival featured the likes of Hugh Jackman and went on to win several Olivier Awards, including “Outstanding Musical Production” and “Best Set Design”. Oklahoma! even received a film adaptation in 1955 starring Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, and Rod Steiger, and won several Academy Awards including “Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture” and “Best Sound, Recording”.

Theatre Information

Gershwin Theatre

222 West 51st Street
New York NY 10019
Seats: 1,867
Entrance: 51st Street, between Broadway and 8th Ave
Theatre Information

Gershwin Theatre Seating Chart

Cast Members

Patrick Wilson
Will Parker
Justin Bohon
Ado Annie Carnes
Jessica Bogart
Jud Fry
Shuler Hensley
Josefina Gabrielle
Ali Hakim
Aasif Mandvi
Aunt Eller
Andrea Martin
Andrew Carnes
Michael McCarty
Kevin Bernard
Amy Bodnar
Stephen R Buntrock
Merwin Foard
Rosena Hill
Michael Thomas Holmes
Elizabeth Loyacano
Cord Elam
Michael X Martin
Audrie Neenan
Rachelle Rak
Jermaine Rembert
Laura Shoop


Cameron Mackintosh Inc.

Production Credits

General Manager
Alan Wasser Associates
Company Manager
Susan Bell
Casting Director
Tara Rubin Casting
Advertising Representative
Serino Coyne
HHC Marketing
Press Agent
The Publicity Office
Production Stage Manager
Mahlon Kruse

Creative Team

Book & Lyrics
Oscar Hammerstein
Richard Rodgers
Trevor Nunn
Susan Stroman
Settings & Costumes
Anthony Ward
David Hersey
Paul Groothuis
Music Supervisor
David Caddick
Additional Orchestrations
William David Brohn
Musical Director
Kevin Stites
Original Orchestrations
Robert Russell Bennett
Assistant Choreographer
Warren Carlyle