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.
See it if This show is going to be divisive, and I understand why. But I loved it. It's raw and bleak and dark and uncomfortable and funny and weird,
Don't see it if but if you go in with an open mind, willing to reimagine a classic, you'll be rewarded. It's the most experimental musical I've seen on...
See it if you love Oklahoma and the soundtrack with great acting and singing.
Don't see it if don't want to see a transformation of a new and modern Oklahoma.
See it if You enjoy seeing productions with a willingness to take directorial risks. You are either or both an R&H or country music fan.
Don't see it if You dislike productions that fundamentally alter source material.
See it if you like intimate theatre and are interested in seeing a re-imagining of a classic. The cast was excellent and the direction was innovative.
Don't see it if you are a classical Rodgers & Hammerstein's fan and want the classics to be left alone. The dream ballet was the worst part of the show.
See it if you're an educated theatergoer, open to this darker, edgier "Oklahoma" that mines its true origin story & is not all sweetness & light
Don't see it if you just want the usual, predictable, familiar Broadway musical, song & dance show that is safe to take grandma & the kids to- this ain't it
See it if Terrific production with great ensemble and musicians providing a new take on a classic without changing the book or or the lyrics
Don't see it if You must see a classic with no changes from the original even though the bluegrass feel of the music really adds to the book
See it if Advanced Placement musical theatre +10 points = 98 points for veteran theatregoers; crackerjack and versatile cast
Don't see it if Occasionally an acid trip and real rather than romantic - 10 = 78 points for novice theatregoers who should never choose this as 1st musical
See it if you have to see the latest hot show. This one gets lots of buzz. It is certainly a unique take on this classic.
Don't see it if you want shows to have cohesive concepts that makes sense. This show is a mess. Changes in tone, meaning don't make sense. I hated it.
See it if you want to see a uniquely well-staged production of a classic with some strong acting and some interesting directorial choices.
Don't see it if you want a more traditional version of a classic musical. Some parts of this production work really well; others, though. fall flat.
See it if you want to see an American classic yanked into the present day in a production that's only strengthened and deepened since Brooklyn
Don't see it if you're a traditionalist who can't stand musty, sentimental pieces being explored beyond the surface
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.
See it if You want to see a different take on this classic show. This was much darker than the show I remember.
Don't see it if You only like a classic take on this show. This was a very sparse set. It was also very long (about 3 hours).
See it if Unlike west side story which tinkered with perfection this is a dark reimagining of a usually superficial treatment that’s strong & timely
Don't see it if You only want the musical you remember, but here’s an amazing performance by Damon as Curly &a great ensemble. Jud is haunting.
Also Wish I’d known ally is not performing at matinees.
See it if You can't resist R&H musicals. Music is still beautiful & lyrics inspiring. Performances were mostly delightful. Congrats to Mary Testa.
Don't see it if You can't bear to see revisions to an old favorite. Using modern video techniques don't work as well as actors speaking face to face.
See it if you want to see a different direction/version of the story without changes in the dialogue.
Don't see it if you don't like total darkness in scenes or display of violence or bullying.
See it if You like the unusual idea of stripping away the sentimental shmaltz to get at the troubled hearts and lost souls left behind.
Don't see it if You can't bear the idea of the original oh-so-sweet Oklahoma being messed with. But you'll be missing a powerful new version of a classic.
See it if you're ok with changes to beloved classic. Music is wonderful. Not all interpretive twists hit. (Modern dance! New ending!)
Don't see it if you're protective of Oklahoma!. Also. Why are lights up whole time? Distracting. But the score....
See it if you want a brand new take on a classic work of musical theater. Edgier than previous revivals, this one brings Oklahoma! into 2019
Don't see it if you dislike re-imagined, updated takes on established classic works. You need your musical theater to be totally uplifting & without thought
See it if You love the songs [They're OLD!] or you love the show [they 'updated' it]. You want to see what/who won the Tonys.
Don't see it if You want to see anything fresh and new [this is from the '40s]. You don't care for the classics updated to the point that they make no sense