Today Young Vic artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah unveiled plans for the venue’s spring 2022 season. One of the highlights among the newly announced productions is the transfer of the 2019 Broadway staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, which took home the Tony Award for ‘Best Revival of a Musical’ that year.
Directed by Daniel Fish, the acclaimed production reimagines the show for the 21st century, telling a story of “a community banding together against an outsider, and the frontier life that shaped America.” The musical is based on Lynn Riggs’ play Green Grow the Lilacs.
Oklahoma! is scheduled to run from 26 April to 25 June 2022.
The Young Vic will also present the world premiere of The Collaboration, written by Anthony McCarten and directed by Kwei-Armah, which sees Jeremy Pope (Hollywood) and Paul Bettany (WandaVision) taking on the roles of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, respectively.
In addition, other highlights of the new season include 2021 Genesis Future Director Award recipient Deirdre McLaughlin directing a yet-to-be-named show in the Clare Theatre and Five Plays. The latter brings together five writers and five directors to make five-minute plays. James Barnes, David Furlong, David Gilbert, Abigail Sewell and Khadifa Wong are all set to direct works by babirye bukilwa, Gael Le Cornec, Martin Crimp, Erinn Dhesi and Mufaro Makubika.