Oklahoma! (Broadway)
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Oklahoma! (Broadway)
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Oklahoma! (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(871 Ratings)
Positive
83%
Mixed
11%
Negative
6%
Members say
Ambitious, Great singing, Edgy, Great staging, Entertaining

About the Show

Over 75 years after Rodgers & Hammerstein reinvented the American musical, this is "Oklahoma!" as you’ve never seen it before – reimagined for the 21st century. Winner of the 2019 Tony for Best Musical Revival.

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69 Reviews | 16 Followers
100
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if love the movie & the songs. its wonderful & you'll find yourself singing along Excellent I can't say enough Rebecca Naomi Jones Nails it!

Don't see it if don't like musicals or a little twerk to the story. Don't like chili or corn bread. Stay and have a home cooked meal!

118 Reviews | 23 Followers
100
Profound, Must see, Intense, Intelligent, Edgy

See it if You're open minded, and curious about who we are, as a nation.

Don't see it if You like your theater friendly and simple.

Gob
88 Reviews | 11 Followers
100
Romantic, Relevant, Must see, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if you are interested in a fresh take on a classic! Immense talents and a full-sensory experience. Beautiful orchestrations.

Don't see it if you are overwhelmed by extreme stimuli (blackouts, gun shots, graphic violence and sex) or are attached to a more classic interpretation.

133 Reviews | 9 Followers
100
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if The deconstruction of a classic American musical inspires you.

Don't see it if There’s no reason not to see it. Even if you are a traditionalist you will gain insight. Step out of the comfort zone.

63 Reviews | 26 Followers
100
Intense, Visionary, Thought-provoking, Profound, Must see

See it if you are ready for a reimagining of an American classic that is perfect for times when the world is on fire.

Don't see it if you think you know how Rodgers & Hammerstein "should be done." Read more

55 Reviews | 7 Followers
100
Super inventive, great fun, loved the chili

See it if Want to see a great classic reinvented in a very cool way. Great acting!

Don't see it if It’s a bit violent in parts.

70 Reviews | 38 Followers
100
Exquisite, Riveting, Masterful

See it if GO! This is one of the best experiences of my theater-going life. It’s Oklahoma! as you have never imagined it before.

Don't see it if you do not want earlier memories to be upended by a radical re-interpretation of this classic musical. Read more

76 Reviews | 25 Followers
100
Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a classic musical completely reimagined for a contemporary audience

Don't see it if You want to see a typical production of a classic musical

Critic Reviews (48)

The New York Times
April 7th, 2019

"Fish’s wide-awake, jolting and altogether wonderful production...Such a metamorphosis has been realized with scarcely a changed word of Oscar Hammerstein II’s original book...A cozy old friend starts to seem like a figure of disturbing — and exciting — depth and complexity...It was an exciting work from the get-go, but it just keeps getting better. The performances are looser and bigger; they’re Broadway-size now, with all the infectious exuberance you expect from a great musical."
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Time Out New York
April 7th, 2019

"Fish’s fascinating and unsettling reimagination...has moved to Broadway, with its immediacy, strangeness and eerie sense of danger intact...Seeing the production a second time allows one to appreciate not only the striking darkness that Fish and company have teased out of the material, but also the light they shine on small details. It's thrilling to see a Broadway classic rise to the challenge of so modern a conception. ‘Oklahoma!’ it remains, but there's nothing corny about it."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 7th, 2019

"On my second visit to its cornfields, I was struck not only by the production’s menace but by its joy. This 'Oklahoma!' is no stuffy academic revisionist exercise — it’s a theatrical blow-out...The production has gotten fuller, freer, and funnier in its Broadway transfer...I respect a musical that gives me extraordinary performances, gorgeously reimagined songs, a piercing allegory of the American experiment in all its vigor and its brutality, and a cast that knows what they’re working with."
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The Wall Street Journal
April 11th, 2019

"Hammerstein’s large-spirited, all-American optimism is dismissed with contemptuous irony as a tool of the patriarchy at its most violently oppressive..Is there anything good about this production? Absolutely. For openers, Ali Stroker...Mr. Fish’s 'Oklahoma!' is a travesty, a sneering burlesque of the most influential and beloved Broadway musical of the 20th century. If the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization had any self-respect, it would shut the whole thing down."
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Deadline
April 7th, 2019

"Fish’s astonishing reimagining...This immersive 'Oklahoma!' is at once minimalist and explosive...The usual show tune gloss is gone, replaced with the twang and punch of roots rock alt-country...Loglines and character summaries fail here, as each character is upended from tradition and brought to vivid new life…’Oklahoma!’ rings out with a nod to the sublime, violent beauty Hendrix found in our national anthem. Is it so surprising Fish finds it on the plains?"
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New York Daily News
April 7th, 2019

"At once a shockingly brilliant and unstinting metaphoric exploration of our current collective condition and, for anyone still so invested, a deeply depressing dissection of all-American romantic ideals...I found it fascinating and filled with metaphoric precision, isolationist creativity and the surety of its own conviction; but I felt profoundly saddened by its fear of vulnerability, its disavowal of the power of love, and its cynical degradation of all-American optimism."
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Variety
April 7th, 2019

"The audience is just a pounding heartbeat away...The wonder of this production is that so much of the joy and optimism of the original work still shines bright through the darkness...Fish exposes those sexual passions that are kept firmly repressed in traditional productions...The only failure with this let-it-all-hang-out directorial style is the Dream Ballet, which is supposed to hint delicately of the lovers’ yearnings but is here allowed to go on ad nauseam."
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 7th, 2019

"A bold reimagining of a familiar work can deliver an altogether different and far more startling thrill, bringing out unexpected textures and exposing previously subterranean thematic seams...For audiences open to experiencing 'Oklahoma!' from a fresh perspective, director Daniel Fish's probing revamp will be a revelation...Even more impressive though is the fact that it remains such bracing entertainment, compromising neither the drama nor the comedy."
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