Sam Palladio and Lizzie Wofford join the company of the critically acclaimed Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!
13 June 2023
Eva Price, Sonia Friedman Productions and Michael Harrison in association with the Young Vic Theatre today announce new casting for the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed and Olivier Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!.
Star of ABC’s smash-hit musical drama Nashville, British actor and musician Sam Palladio will take over the role Curly McLain, currently played by Oliver Award Winner Arthur Darvill, from 3 July, with Lizzie Wofford taking over the role of Gertie Cummings. They join the company alongside James Patrick Davis (Will Parker), Stavros Demetraki (Ali Hakim), Greg Hicks (Andrew Carnes), David King-Yombo (Mike), Anoushka Lucas (Laurey Williams), Marie-Astrid Mence (Lead Dancer), Paige Peddie (Ado Annie), Sally Ann Triplett (Aunt Eller) and Patrick Vaill (Jud Fry) with Andrew Berlin, Arthur Boan, Shani Cantor, Anna-Maria de Freitas, George Maddison, Brianna Ogunbawo, Finlay Paul, and Helen K Wint. Arthur Darvill and Rebekah Hinds play their final performance on 1 July. The production is running at the Wyndham’s Theatre until 2 September.
The most awarded show of 2022 and 2023, the production won the 2023 Olivier Award and WhatsOnStage Award for Best Musical Revival and collected the Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical. Arthur Darvill won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, and Patrick Vaill won the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical Performance.
The producers have set aside a number of £10 tickets for Monday – Wednesday performances that are offered directly to those currently under-represented in West End theatre audiences. These are made available via an outreach programme run by Sita McIntosh of Inclusive Audiences – www.inclusiveaudiences.com.
Reimagined for the stage by Daniel Fish, the production played a sold-out run at the Young Vic last year, having previously transferred to Broadway from St. Ann’s Warehouse winning the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival.