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.
|Lyrics||Oscar Hammerstein II|
|Basis||Lynn Riggs's 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs|
|Productions||Broadway (world premiere, 31 March 1943)|
|Awards||Pulitzer Prize for "Special Awards And Citations - Letters"|
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.
Oklahoma! was made into a movie in 1955.
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"