Center Theatre Group will present the Los Angeles premiere of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “OKLAHOMA!” directed by Daniel Fish at the Ahmanson Theatre from September 13 through October 16, 2022. “OKLAHOMA!” will open Thursday, September 15, 2022. The tour will mark the first time a First-Class Equity production of “OKLAHOMA!” has toured North America in more than 40 years.
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.
“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. “Every element of this production looks, sounds and feels like America today — and we’re delighted to announce a cast of remarkable storytellers that represent the rich, diverse community of our country,” said producer Eva Price.
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, Mauricio Lozano 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, Jordan Wynn, and Minga Prather join the cast as understudies.
Tickets for “OKLAHOMA!” are currently on sale and start at $35. They are
available through CenterTheatreGroup.org, Audience Services at (213) 972-4400 or in
person at the Center Theatre Group Box Offices (at the Ahmanson Theatre) at The Music
Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012. Performances run Tuesday
through Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. and