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Meet the Cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: Part 3 No Part Is To Small

Meet the Cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: Part 3 No Part Is To Small

Following a sold-out run at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn last fall, the acclaimed revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! is set to arrive on Broadway this March. The production, which stars Rebecca Naomi Jones as Laurey, Damon Daunno as Curly, and Patrick Vaill as Jud Fry. This contemporary re-imagining will begin performances at Circle in the Square March 19th and open April 7th.

The women of the cast

Helmed by Daniel Fish, Fish first mounted the production at Bard College in 2015, which was followed by the Off-Broadway run in 2018.

The men of the cast

The cast meet the press at Bob’s Steak and Chop House and here are the three leads giving T2C some insight into what we might see.

Mary Testa is a two-time Tony Award nominee, for performances in revivals of Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town and 42nd Street. Testa made her debut Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons as Miss Goldberg in William Finn’s one-act musical In Trousers, part one of his “Marvin Trilogy.”[She next performed in Finn’s March of the Falsettos, and later in Company, at Playwrights.

Her Broadway roles include Joyce Heth in Barnum, movie columnist Hedda Hopper in Marilyn: An American Fable, Angel in The Rink, Domina in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Madame Dilly in On the Town (1998), Magdalena in Marie Christine, Maggie Jones in 42nd Street (2001–2002), the Matron in Chicago, Melpomene in Xanadu, General Matilda B. Cartwright in Guys and Dolls and Madame Morrible in Wicked.

She is a frequent collaborator with such acclaimed musical dramatists as William Finn (Infinite JoyA New BrainIn Trousers) and Michael John LaChiusa (Marie ChristineSee What I Wanna SeeFirst Lady Suite), while also having appeared in the works of Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Flaherty & Ahrens, and Leonard Bernstein. In addition to her show albums, Testa and Michael Starobin released the album, Have Faith.

Testa made her film debut in Going in Style, and has appeared in numerous movie and television roles.[

Gabrielle Hamilton

Gabrielle Hamilton is making her Broadway debut in Oklahoma. She has the dream ballet all to herself as a modern solo dance. There is not much on this performer, but we did find this fabulous dance reel.

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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