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'Oklahoma!' will make the move from Brooklyn to Broadway

Rebecca Naomi Jones played Laurey and Damon Daunno

Rebecca Naomi Jones played Laurey and Damon Daunno was Curly in St. Ann's Warehouse's recent production in Brooklyn. Credit: Teddy Wolff

The surrey with the fringe on top is about to make the trip from Brooklyn to Broadway. The critically acclaimed re-imagining of "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!," which enjoyed a successful run at St. Ann's Warehouse this fall, will transfer to Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre. The show will begin previews March 19 and officially open on April 7.

The St. Ann's production attracted attention for its focus on the story's darker aspects as well as stripped-down reorchestrations of the Rodgers & Hammerstein songs and a reinterpretation of the famed "Dream" ballet. The show also boasted an informal setting — the stage could have passed for a community hall hosting a hoedown — where chili and cornbread were served to audience members.

Rebecca Naomi Jones as Laurey, Damon Daunno as Curly and Mary Testa as Aunt Eller headlined the Brooklyn edition. Casting for the Broadway production will be announced soon.

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