The West End transfer of Daniel Fish's Olivier-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! welcomes several new cast members beginning May 15 at Wyndham's Theatre.
David King-Yombo (The Ballad of St John’s Carpark, Romeo and Juliet) steps into the role of Mike, Paige Peddie (Dreamgirls, The Lion King) is the new Ado Annie, and Sally Ann Triplett (Anything Goes, Mamma Mia!) now plays Aunt Eller.
They join a cast that includes Arthur Darvill as Curly McLain, James Patrick Davis as Will Parker, Stavros Demetraki as Ali Hakim, Greg Hicks as Andrew Carnes, Rebekah Hinds as Gertie Cummings, Anoushka Lucas as Laurey Williams, Marie-Astrid Mence as Lead Dancer, and Patrick Vaill as Jud Fry with Andrew Berlin, Arthur Boan, Shani Cantor, Anna-Maria de Freitas, George Maddison, Brianna Ogunbawo, Finlay Paul, and Helen K Wint.
The production, which continues through September 2, won the 2023 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, with Darvill also collecting the Olivier for Best Actor in a Musical.
Reimagined for the stage by director Fish, the production played a sold-out run at the Young Vic last year, having previously transferred to Broadway from St. Ann’s Warehouse; the Broadway staging won the Tony for Best Musical Revival.
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 reimagining leaves the original text and score intact, while exploring them through a 21st century lens.
The creative team also includes 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.
Eva Price, Sonia Friedman Productions, and Michael Harrison produce in association with the Young Vic Theatre.