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Encyclopedia > Oklahoma!
Oklahoma!
Original Broadway Cast Album (1943)
Music Richard Rodgers
Lyrics Oscar Hammerstein II
Book Oscar Hammerstein II
Based upon Green Grow The Lilacs by Lynn Riggs
Productions St. James Theatre 1943
George Gershwin Theatre 2002
Awards 1993 Tony Award Special Tony Award (50th Anniversary)


Oklahoma! was the first musical play written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II (see Rodgers and Hammerstein). A special Pulitzer Prize award was given to Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II for Oklahoma! in the category of "Special Awards And Citations - Letters" in 1944. [1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For more on his work with his two partners, see Rodgers and Hart and Rodgers and Hammerstein. ... For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was a New-York born writer, producer, and (usually uncredited) director of musicals for almost forty years. ... For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was a New-York born writer, producer, and (usually uncredited) director of musicals for almost forty years. ... Green Grow the Lilacs is a folk song of Irish origin that was popular in the United States during the mid 1800s. ... The St. ... The George Gershwin Theatre, located at 222 West 51st Street in New York City, was originally built as the Uris Theatre in 1972. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... For more on his work with his two partners, see Rodgers and Hart and Rodgers and Hammerstein. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Libretto can also refer to a sub-notebook PC manufactured by Toshiba. ... For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was a New-York born writer, producer, and (usually uncredited) director of musicals for almost forty years. ... Rodgers (left) and Hammerstein (right), with Irving Berlin (middle) and Helen Tamiris, watching auditions at the St. ...


The original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943. It was a box-office smash and ran for a then unprecedented 2,212 performances, later enjoying award-winning revivals, national tours and an Academy Award-winning 1955 film adaptation. Originally entitled Away We Go, the musical is based on Lynn Riggs's 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farmer girl Laurey Williams. Their love is challenged by Laurey's threatening farmhand, Jud Fry, and much of the play follows the tension generated by this conflict. Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Green Grow the Lilacs is a folk song of Irish origin that was popular in the United States during the mid 1800s. ... Green Grow the Lilacs is a folk song of Irish origin that was popular in the United States during the mid 1800s. ... Oklahoma Territory was an organized territory of the United States from May 2, 1890 until November 16, 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state. ... Claremore is the county seat of Rogers County, Oklahoma, United States. ...


This musical, building on the the innovations of the earlier Show Boat, epitomized the development of the "book musical", a musical play where the songs and dances were fully integrated into a well-made story with serious dramatic goals, that was able to evoke genuine emotions other than laughter.[2] In addition, Oklahoma! features musical themes, or motifs, that recur throughout the work to connect the music and story more closely than any musical ever had before.[3] Show Boat is a musical in two acts with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. One notable exception is the song Bill, which was originally written for Kern in 1918 by P. G. Wodehouse but reworked by Hammerstein for Show Boat, and two songs...

OKLAHOMA!

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Musical numbers

Act I

Act II Oh What a Beautiful Mornin is a song from the musical Oklahoma! written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is sung by Curly at the opening of the first scene. ... Oh What a Beautiful Mornin is a song from the musical Oklahoma! written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is sung by Curly at the opening of the first scene. ... The Surrey With the Fringe On Top is a song written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II for the musical Oklahoma!. It is the second song of the show, following the famous opening number sung by Curly Oh, What a Beautiful Morning. In the 1955 film version, Curly was... The Surrey With the Fringe On Top is a song written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II for the musical Oklahoma!. It is the second song of the show, following the famous opening number sung by Curly Oh, What a Beautiful Morning. In the 1955 film version, Curly was... Kansas City is a song from the musical Oklahoma!. In this 1942 light opera, the plot set-up for this tune is the return of cowboy Will Parker from an excursion to Kansas City. ... I Caint Say No is a tune from the light opera Oklahoma! The setting is between the secondary character Ado Annie Carnes and her friend the lead character Laui Williams, where she describes her sexual awakening and the conflicts that it brings. ... Oh What a Beautiful Mornin is a song from the musical Oklahoma! written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is sung by Curly at the opening of the first scene. ... I Caint Say No is a tune from the light opera Oklahoma! The setting is between the secondary character Ado Annie Carnes and her friend the lead character Laui Williams, where she describes her sexual awakening and the conflicts that it brings. ... Many a New Day is a tune from the musical Oklahoma!. Just before this song, Curly McLain leaves with his new girl, Gertie Cummins. ... Its a Scandal, Its a Outrage is a tune from the musical Oklahoma! Sleazy salesman Ali Hakim has just been pushed into marrying Ado Annie Carnes by her father, Andrew Carnes. ... People Will Say Were in Love is a popular tune from the musical Oklahoma!. Curly McLain has apparently tuck up with Gertie Cummins, when he reappears at the home of Aunt Eller and Laurey Williams. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Sung not too long after Pore Jud is Daid, Lonely Room is a tune from Rogers and Hammersteins Oklahoma! Lonely Room is Jud Frys declaration to get out of his smokehouse and get Laurey Williams to be his own. ...

oklahoma The Farmer and the Cowman was written by Oscar Hammerstein II and composed by Richard Rodgers for the musical Oklahoma!. It is sung primarily by Andrew Carnes, Aunt Eller, Ike Skidmore. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... People Will Say Were In Love was written by Oscar Hammerstein II and composed by Richard Rogers for the musical Oklahoma!. It is sung by Curly McLane and Laurey Williams as a duet. ... Oklahoma! is the title song from the musical (by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II) This song appears after Curly and Laureys wedding. ... Oh What a Beautiful Mornin is a song from the musical Oklahoma! written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is sung by Curly at the opening of the first scene. ... People Will Say Were In Love was written by Oscar Hammerstein II and composed by Richard Rogers for the musical Oklahoma!. It is sung by Curly McLane and Laurey Williams as a duet. ...


Cultural references

Each state in the United States (except New Jersey) has a state song, selected by the state legislature as a symbol of the state. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut is a 1999 motion picture based on the cartoon television series of South Park. ... Uncle Fucka is a song in the movie South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. ... Curtains is a musical with a book by Rupert Holmes, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander, based on the original book and concept by Peter Stone. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Milhouse of Sand and Fog is the third episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons. ... The Farmer and the Cowman was written by Oscar Hammerstein II and composed by Richard Rodgers for the musical Oklahoma!. It is sung primarily by Andrew Carnes, Aunt Eller, Ike Skidmore. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... Fawlty Towers was a British sitcom made by the BBC and first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975. ... Gourmet Night is the fifth episode in the first series of the BBC TV sitcom Fawlty Towers. ... I Caint Say No is a tune from the light opera Oklahoma! The setting is between the secondary character Ado Annie Carnes and her friend the lead character Laui Williams, where she describes her sexual awakening and the conflicts that it brings. ... The Office is an Emmy Award and Peabody Award-winning[1] American television comedy that debuted on NBC as a midseason replacement on March 24, 2005. ... The Client is the seventh episode of the second season of the television series The Office. ... Dwight Kurt Schrute is a fictional character on the NBCs The Office portrayed by Rainn Wilson. ...

See also

Oklahoma! is the title song from the musical (by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II) This song appears after Curly and Laureys wedding. ... The 1943 musical play Oklahoma!, written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II (see Rodgers and Hammerstein), was adapted into an Academy Award–winning musical film in 1955, starring Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones (in her film debut), Rod Steiger, Gloria Grahame and Eddie Albert. ... Oklahoma (1979) is an independent 16mm film by James Benning, an instructor at the California Institute of the Arts. ...

References

  1. ^ Information from the Pulitzer.org website
  2. ^ The Cambridge Companion to the Musical, edited by William A. Everett and Paul R. Laird, Chapter by Thomas L. Riis with Ann Sears and William A. Everett, Cambridge University Press, 2002, ISBN 0 521 79189 8, p. 137
  3. ^ Wilk, Max. OK! The Story of Oklahoma!: A Celebration of America's Most Beloved Musical. Rev. ed. New York: Applause Books, 2002. ISBN 1-557-83555-1

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