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
80
Avg Score

During previews
71
This revival misses the mark, Edgy, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you like: the songs from the original Oklahoma; an ambitious take on a timeless classic; an intimate theater experience.

Don't see it if you like the original Oklahoma: this revival is pared down (small band on stage/smallish cast) and its edginess misses the mark.

During previews
65
Slow, Disappointing

See it if You love the music of the original

Don't see it if You are expecting scenery costumes great voices large orchestral numbers You are expecting a production like the former productions

During previews
83
Refreshing, Profound, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you’d enjoy the remastering of a classic. See it breath new light , with different perspectives on the same lyrics and book. Shocking? Yes!

Don't see it if You think no update needed, a purist and cant see R&H’s works changed. The artistic liberties taken with the ending would give an aneurism!

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

During previews
83
Refreshing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a deconstructed, minimalist version of a classic Rodgers & Hammerstein show, beautifully done

Don't see it if You want to see a lavish over the top production of a classic Rodgers & Hammerstein show

During previews
80
Masterful, Great staging, A classic

See it if you want to see an "updated" Oklahoma. It's not as dark as anticipated by the buzz. Very good performances and really creative staging.

Don't see it if You have seen Oklahoma previously. It's just not that"new".

During previews
83
Edgy, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you love the music and are open minded. I was very impressed with the staging. I loved the barn dance atmosphere.

Don't see it if you're a purist.

Also I wasn't fond of all the choices made but I went home singing!

During previews
79
Disappointing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You enjoy great singing and good acting and a circle in the square atmosphere.

Don't see it if You really enjoyed the original. I missed the great dancing and the big show stopping numbers. The remake did not measure up for me.

During previews
95
Great singing, Great staging, Resonant, Riveting, Ambitious

See it if you want a truly unique & beautiful take on a classic show that doesn't shy away from the problematic parts. Truly incredible.

Don't see it if You want your grandma's Oklahoma

During previews
49
Long, Different, Strange, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a brand new spin on a traditional musical. You don’t mind minimalist staging, and don’t expect large ensemble numbers.

Don't see it if You only like traditional theatre. You are an Oklahoma purist. You like traditional casting and staging. You like a big cast and ensemble.

Also Wow. I really wanted to like this show. Loved Ali Stroker as Ado Annie... Read more Read less

During previews
64
Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if The music can't be beat even if the voices are not all outstanding

Don't see it if Minimal staging and orchistration does take away from the feel of a broadway show and the new dream dance probably has de mille spinning in

Also Her grave

During previews
55
Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched, Confusing, Banal

See it if This is one Revival of a classic that you'll either love or hate. I didn't like it at all. Give me the more traditional version any day

Don't see it if You have seenPrevious Productions of this classic

Also It's hard to ruin a classic like Oklahoma but boy they sure found a wa... Read more Read less

During previews
82
Quirky, Great singing, Great acting, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a new take on a classic or want some pretty decent chili and cornbread at intermission.

Don't see it if You're a traditionalist and cannot appreciate changes/adaptations. A spoiler, but don't go if you can't handle gun shots or smoke/steam.

Also Oklahoma has never been one of my favorite shows - I tend not to like ... Read more Read less

During previews
75
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Dated, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You are interested in seeing a very different approach to a classic musical in terms of casting and staging.

Don't see it if You are truly wedded to the original Oklahoma. You’ll be disappointed with this show.

During previews
85
Thought-provoking, Great singing, Edgy, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if See it if you want a fresh take on an old classic musical with some wonderful performances.I enjoyed the new orchestrations which helped me

Don't see it if Don't see this if you like your musicals presented in the traditional way.

Also appreciate the music in a new light light.

During previews
88
Great staging, Ambitious, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if You like modern looks at classic musicals. This is a production brimming with imagination .

Don't see it if You think musical theatre classics should not be tampered with.

During previews
81
Uneven, Risky, Unique, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you're open to a new take on a classic.

Don't see it if you want to hear a soprano Laurie coyly sing to her crush.

Also It's taken me a couple of days to write this because it was such a jar... Read more Read less

During previews
79
Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy an old classic with a modern presentation

Don't see it if You prefer a classic, with old fashioned sets and costumes

During previews
97
Must see, Intense, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if This show Is an experience onto itself. The cast was amazing. The use of light and darkness, both literally and emotionally is masterful

Don't see it if You aren’t ready to be fully drawn into an intense emotional experience

During previews
96
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Must see, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you want to see the surprising depth and complexity that's always been inherent in this piece.

Don't see it if you're a purist when it comes to revivals. This ain't your grandma's Oklahoma!

During previews
75
Entertaining, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if you are interested in a new take on the classic show. They really take it and make the show something new, and Curly was amazing.

Don't see it if you don't like things a little weird. There were a few elements that were done that didn't further the story and seemed to be just odd.

During previews
60
Banal, Slow, Ambitious, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if Oye... if you’re desperate for a close encounter (small theatre with every seat close) with broadway voices that do prevail...

Don't see it if You’re expecting anything great! Very disappointing performance / revival. Skip this!!!

During previews
95
Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Edgy, Clever

See it if you love seeing classic musicals through a new lens

Don't see it if you are a purist and don't like seeing classics presented differently

During previews
81
Intense, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You want an interesting take on a classic. Circle in the Square is an entertaining venue, with great performances and intense moments

Don't see it if You want a replay of a classic that you grew up loving or don't want to see it re-imagined.

During previews
100
Great staging, Relevant, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Edgy

See it if You want to see a modern edgy spin on a classic musical. All performances are great and the set, lighting and staging are all incredible.

Don't see it if Want to see the traditional​ version of Oklahoma


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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