Oklahoma is the first musical written by composer Richard Rodgers (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/Richard_Rodgers) and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/Oscar_Hammerstein_II). The musical is based on Lynn Riggs (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/Lynn_Riggs)‘ 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. The original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943.
Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!