Ends Jan 19 | 2h 45m | Midtown W

Oklahoma! (Broadway)

From 484 member reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Great singing, Great staging, Edgy, 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. More…

Stripped down to reveal the darker psychological truths at its core, Daniel Fish’s production tells a story of a community circling its wagons against an outsider, and the violence of the frontier that shaped America. Upending the sunny romance of a farmer and a cowpoke, this "Oklahoma!" allows the classic musical – and our country – to be seen in a whole new light.


2h 45m | Ends Jan 19 | Circle in the Square (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (484)

MEMBERS SAY:

Ambitious, Great singing, Great staging, Edgy, Entertaining

24
Banal, Annoying, Dishonest, Overrated, Excruciating

See it if you hate musicals, especially Rodgers and Hammerstein, and want to see a travesty of the original .

Don't see it if you love the original "Oklahoma!" and don't want to see an agenda-driven version, changing the ending significantly while pretending not to.

Also Ali Stroker is immensely talented and very sexy. Mary Testa and James ... Read more Read less

5
Overrated, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You want to see every production of Oklahoma on the planet, and don’t care if this is arbitrarily updated to no purpose.

Don't see it if You expect actors to connect, dislike screeching through songs, want to see dance by dancers, want to enjoy yourself.

Also Actors enter in first act dressed like they are in Brooklyn not Oklaho... Read more Read less

15
Banal, Excruciating, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a VERY progressively staged, classic musical

Don't see it if You are wanting to get your money's worth or expecting to see a great show.

Also To me ... this is a fine example of "The Emporer's New Clothes"! I hav... Read more Read less

10
Slow, Insipid, Excruciating, Banal, Confusing

See it if There is no reason to see this god awful production.

Don't see it if Don’t waste your time or money. God.

20
Overrated, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you love the original & want to hear those classic songs sung beautifully. Otherwise it's an awful production. Atrocious direction!!!

Don't see it if DON'T SEE IT! One of the worst things I've ever witnessed on Broadway. Performances are great, but it's horribly directed & Self-indulgent!

4
Excruciating, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Cliched

See it if If you love being beaten over the head with a concept until you pass out, you’ll love this mess of an ego-piece.

Don't see it if Ok so life in pre-state Oklahoma was rough. But there was no contrast in this production to bring it out.

49
Ambitious, Edgy, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Overrated

See it if You would enjoy a bad Tim Burton wanna be production or love Mary Testa - the best thing in it

Don't see it if You don't want to see the life blood sucked out of it.

35
Misguided, Slow, Excruciating

See it if You're interested in seeing some incredible performances from Damon Daunno, Mary Testa & Ali Stroker, and hearing gorgeous re-orchestrations

Don't see it if You don't want to see a big directorial misfire trying to shove a square peg of a show into a round hole of a concept.

Also The whole thing is a confusing mess of styles and conceits. It feels l... Read more Read less

48
Confusing, Quirky, Overrated, Indulgent, Excruciating

See it if you don't love the original show/movie and you want free cornbread and veggie chili

Don't see it if you don't mind sitting thru almost 3 hours of so-so singing and out there interpretation of a classic

40
Why?

See it if You want to see a classic completely deconstructed and don't really care if actors can sing or not.

Don't see it if You think R&H musicals are perfect as they are.

Also This is a classic that did not need to be rethought for today. I would... Read more Read less

32
Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You like experiments with proven shows, want to see classic show tunes turned ominous and done in slow country style

Don't see it if You like the original Oklahoma

Also This puzzling remake left me cold. ... Read more Read less

5
Slow, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if If you want to see a total destruction of a classic. The best part was the cornbread during intermission.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a completely bizarre show.

20
Insipid, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you have tons of free time to waste.

Don't see it if you want to be entertained or expect a true revival of a classic.

2
Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if want something different and don't mind truly awful singing and acting (with a few welcome exceptions)

Don't see it if you expect to see a well-sung/acted/directed show

Also I honestly don't understand how this show got a single good review. Wi... Read more Read less

10
Banal, Slow, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if If you like seeing a great show trashed and reduced to an amateur parody! The only reason I gave this 10 and not 0 was Ali Stoker's perf

Don't see it if You value your time and money

25
Bland, Slow, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if ...you want to see the original classic defiled and totally devoid of any production value whatsoever.

Don't see it if ...you love iconic Broadway musicals or if you love Rodgers and Hammerstein. You love great singing, choreography, staging, & set design.

Also Even at $40 not worth it. People walked out. I assume they were expect... Read more Read less

45
Ambitious, Indulgent, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You like weird shows that make strange directorial decisions.

Don't see it if You want the traditional version of Oklahoma.

Also This show has been billed as "avant-garde" and an Oklahoma for the mod... Read more Read less

35
Too much gimmicks, Disappointing, Ambitious, Overrated, Cliched

See it if You love the music so much you would suffer through anything to hear it.

Don't see it if You don’t like over the top gimmicks meant to convince you a great show was brought “ up to date”

9
Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if you have nothing better to do with your life

Don't see it if The dream ballet was moved to the 2nd act since everyone would leave if it ended the 1st. That's a quote from the production insiders

25
Unappealing, Painful, Unsatisfactory, Anomaly, Disappointing

See it if you want something other than Oklahoma.

Don't see it if if you’re expecting anything close to a respectable interpretation of the original.

During previews
49
Slow, Edgy, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you are curious how such a great classic as Oklahoma can be reinvented for a new audience and totally fall flat.

Don't see it if you have ever seen and loved the "original" show. This will be a terrible disappointment.

Also Very little chemistry between and among the cast members; music lacked... Read more Read less

During previews
49
Puzzling, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if you need to see how changing a classic should NOT happen.

Don't see it if you love Rodgers and Hammerstein.The songs are butchered-the set is non existent-the voices mediocre-the concept inane-hard to hear-juvenile

During previews
46
Quirky, Disappointing, Confusing, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if You want to see something innovative, a new staging of a classic.

Don't see it if You don’t like minimal staging or attempts to make old musicals new and edgy.

Also The lighting didn’t work, with overly bright lights in some sequences ... Read more Read less

During previews
20
Painful, Disappointing, Slow, Overrated, Excruciating

See it if Reimagined innovative version of classic groundbreaking musical that is a huge disappointment.

Don't see it if You do not want to be plunged back and forth from complete darkness to bright lights.

Also The only positive is the diversity casting particularly Ali Stroker as... Read more Read less

During previews
49
Slow, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Dizzying

See it if You are interested in lighting. The lighting was amazing!

Don't see it if Just don't do it...bad acting and long boring songs


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 w...
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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 ...
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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 th...
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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 ...
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