Daniel Fish's re-imagined revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! will transfer to the Wyndham's Theatre in London's West End following a sold-out run at the Young Vic earlier this year. The West End run will open in February 2023, with casting and dates to be announced.
The production, which offers a stark and contemporary re-imagining of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic featuring new arrangements and orchestrations by Daniel Kluger, originated at Bard SummerScape before playing an Off-Broadway run at St. Ann's Warehouse that transferred to Broadway in 2019, winning the 2019 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The Young Vic production officially opened May 5 and played through June 25. Read reviews for the Young Vic run here.
The first collaboration between the Broadway Golden Age powerhouse duo of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Oklahoma! was adapted from Lynn Riggs' play Green Grow the Lilacs, and was originally choreographed by Agnes de Mille. The original production, which premiered on Broadway in 1943, is largely credited with being the first musical to fully integrate its book, score, and choreography towards advancing the plot. Fish's re-imagining leaves the original text and score intact, while exploring them through a 21st century lens.
Fish will return to direct the West End transfer, reuniting much of his creative team from the Young Vic production, including orchestrator, arranger, and co-music supervisor Daniel Kluger; choreographer John Heginbotham; scenic designers Lael Jellinek and Grace Laubacher; costume designer Terese Wadden; lighting designer Scott Zielinski; sound designer Drew Levy; projection designer Joshua Thorson; and co-music supervisor and additional vocal arranger Nathan Koci.
For more information, visit OklahomaWestEnd.com.