Oklahoma! (musical)

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Oklahoma!
MusicRichard Rodgers
LyricsOscar Hammerstein II
BasisLynn Riggs's 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs
ProductionsBroadway (world premiere, 31 March 1943)
AwardsPulitzer Prize for "Special Awards And Citations - Letters"

Oklahoma! is a musical. The music was composed by Richard Rodgers. The lyrics were written by Oscar Hammerstein. It world-premiered on Broadway on 31 March 1943. The musical was based on Green Grow the Lilacs, a 1931 play by Lynn Riggs.

Story[change | change source]

The story is set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906. The cowboy Curly McLain is in love with farm girl Laurey Williams. Jud Fry, a farm hand, is also in love with Laurey. The play also includes the story of another cowboy, Will, and his girlfriend, Ado Annie.

Adaptations[change | change source]

Oklahoma! was made into a movie in 1955.

Awards[change | change source]

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"