Why See Oklahoma!?
OH! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL REVIVAL
Nominated for eight 2019 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical!
Beautiful mornings beckon once more for Bard SummerStage's highly acclaimed interpretation of Roger's and Hammerstein's quintessential 1943 American musical, Oklahoma! Following sold-out engagements at St. Ann's Warehouse, this production configured for today's America is currently enjoying a Broadway transfer, marking the show's first main stem return since 2002. Although recognizable as the beloved and influential show, director Daniel Fish and team have approached the musical with a fresh vision, examining the darker themes that roil below the surface of the romance and innocence of the original, whilst still retaining the optimism and timelessness of the early American Dream in a confection that zings with vibrancy and topicality more now than ever.
Stripped back, with new choreography by John Heginbotham and orchestrations and music from Daniel Kluger, this Oklahoma! invites the audience to immerse themselves in the story further than ever before, presenting the scene as a local jamboree where the narrative unfolds. A seven-piece band provides the music, allowing Rogers and Hammerstein's wit, talent and fundamental understanding of human nature to shine. This exciting and intriguing transfer is certainly one of the season's must-see highlights.
The story of Oklahoma!
An upcoming box social is stirring strong emotions among the population of a small (pre-statehood) Oklahoma town in the early 1900s. Curly McLain has asked farm girl Laurey to accompany him but she has refused, instead of accepting the invitation of the mysterious and sinister farmhand Jud Fry. Laurie's friend Ado Annie is going with her boyfriend Will Parker, but while he's been away she has been seen flirting with Persian pedlar Ali Hakim. On the night of the social, matters come to a head, in a whirlwind of passion, rivalry, jealousy, and fighting.
A genre-defining classic that is constantly revived, don't miss this reimagining from an innovative and visionary company.
Previews from: 19 March 2019
Opening night: 7 April 2019
Two hours and 45 minutes with one intermission
And before you stop reading
Images are from the Off-Broadway production staged at St. Ann's Warehouse
Cast and Creative
Will Brill as Ali Hakim
Damon Daunno as Curly McLain
Rebecca Naomi Jones as Laurey
Patrick Vaill as Jud Fry
Ali Stroker as Ado Annie
Mary Testa as Aunt Eller
James Davis as Will Parker
Mitch Tebo as Andrew Carney
Mallory Portnoy as Gertie Cummings
Anthony Cason as Cord Elam
Will Mann as Mike
Lead dancer - Gabrielle Hamilton
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs
Original choreography by Agnes de Mille
Directed by Daniel Fish
Choreography by John Heginbotham
New Music Arrangements by Daniel Kluger
Tony Awards, 2019 - Nominations
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Damon Daunno
Best Direction of a Musical - Daniel Fish
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Ali Stroker
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Mary Testa
Best Orchestrations - Daniel Kluger
Best Scenic Design of a Musical - Laura Jellinek
Best Sound Design of a Musical - Drew Levy
DRAMA DESK AWARDS, 2019 - NOMINATIONS
Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Damon Daunno
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Rebecca Naomi Jones
Outstanding Director of a Musical - Daniel Fish
About New York City Theater: We are an independent show guide not a venue or show. We sell primary, discount and resale tickets and prices may be above or below face value.
Next available performances
Fri, May 24
Sun, May 26
Mon, May 27
Tue, May 28
Thu, May 30
What you thought
2 reviews, average rating: (2.5 Stars)
I wanted to LOVE this production. I was super intrigued by the notion... more
I have long felt that a darker Oklahoma! is in the text, waiting to be... more
Spread the word
Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about Oklahoma! at Circle in the Square Theatre.
Keep up to date
I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.
You might also like
Until Jun 30, 2019
Kiss Me Kate
A new, first-class Broadway version that at times raises its sparkle quotient to incandescence.
Until Oct 20, 2019
Such a joyful hoot. With its kinetic dancing, broad mugging and belty anthems, it makes you believe in musical comedy again.
Please note: The term Circle in the Square Theatre and/or Oklahoma! as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Circle in the Square Theatre and/or Oklahoma! and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Circle in the Square Theatre and/or Oklahoma! and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.