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 you want to see an new, fully exposed, version of a show YOU THINK you know
Don't see it if experimental theatre scares you. It is VERY MUCH it's own thing
See it if If you haven't seen the original and you're looking for a dark, modern take on a classic.
Don't see it if You're a fan of classic musical theatre and don't want to see it played with.
See it if you are intrigued with seeing old classics interpreted in new and exciting ways. This was a stunning production - inspired and moving.
Don't see it if you are looking for the classic -- and are not open to a new take.
See it if Reimagined Oklahoma with the music you know and dance routine, told for today. its the unsanitized version of the show. Cast is amazing
Don't see it if if you want to see Shirley Jones version of oklahoma. Set in the round with lighted staging. Video usage and gun shots. Stay home
See it if you like reimagined versions of classic musicals, you enjoy Rodgers & Hammerstein, you enjoy open-staged shows
Don't see it if you are a R&H purist, you don't like changes to classic musicals, you prefer proscenium staged shows
See it if you never saw Agnes DeMille's version w/ FAB choreography; you like a slower tempo; you're an Ali Stroker fan; "stripped down" is your thing
Don't see it if a classic "Oklahoma" is what you love; you resent paying B'way prices for a show that looks like it was staged in your high school's gym
See it if You like artsy re-imaginings of classics, shows that take risks, getting up close to the actors. Free chili/cornbread at intermission.
Don't see it if You are a traditionalist. Had an artsy/edgy Brooklyn feel to it. Most voices not up to the challenge of the music. Pared down arrangements.
See it if you want a complete reinvention of a classic. it is for sure polarizing so go in with an open mind
Don't see it if you are a purist. you hold the original very dearly to your heart. they have changed the music style completely so it can be quite shocking
See it if You want to see a totally new approach to a classic musical. Minimal sets allows you to really concentrate on some great acting.
Don't see it if You expect the original. This is a different take from what you might have seen before. Much more hip and modernized.
See it if you want an interpretation that digs into the heart of the script to expose a toxic portrayal of masculinity and American expansionism.
Don't see it if you want your classics left alone, where you can pretend Oklahoma! is still the same, saccharine romance you thought it was in high school.
See it if you can! Stunningly fresh production of this classic you _thought_ you knew. And O M G, that IS the original book! Who knew?!
Don't see it if you think of this musical lovingly as something just as sweet as could be. T'ain't.
See it if A completely reimagined production that somehow reveals what was always in the source material - completely absorbing, amazing cast.
Don't see it if ...if experimental, immersive productions aren't your thing. This is not your grandmother's Oklahoma.
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.
See it if You enjoy Hammerstein’s music & updated versions of classic shows. New and interesting presentations r a treat as is the cornbread/chilli
Don't see it if If you only expect a replica of the original or the movie.
See it if You want to experience an old familiar standby turn into a darker, gloomier version. Daring twists carried by very talented actors, singers
Don't see it if You want to maintain untarnished memories of a classic musical. You are frightened by periods of stark darkness and multiple gunshots.
See it if You want to see a fresh inventive take on Oklahoma which while challenging your sense of purity more than makes up for it in new meaning.
Don't see it if If you are a true purist (as I thought I was) However you will witness a new fresh interpretation that packs a wallop
See it if you love the original and want to see a fresh take on the character interpretations, dream ballet, and overall diversity of the cast.
Don't see it if you're expecting a traditional revival. While the dialogue and lyrics haven't changed, the presentation and interpretation are modernized.
See it if you can get into a brilliant re-interpretation of an operetta you grew up on. Like with Hamilton, it took a while to get into it
Don't see it if If you can't give up Rogers & Hamerstein's Oklahoma. All the words are the same but this has nothing to do with the original
See it if You like recontextualized classic musicals - a sweet tale of Okie love becomes something modern, dark, & relevant. Also there's free chili
Don't see it if You want a typical Broadway musical - the singing is top notch, but there's limited dancing and almost no set to speak of.
See it if Even if you don’t like Rodgers & Hammerstein or want to see a incredibly dark and moving piece.
Don't see it if You want a traditional take on Oklahoma.
See it if you want to see an original take on a classic piece. The orchestrations are absolutely gorgeous and the cast is solid.
Don't see it if you love Oklahoma. This isn't the best revival of the original piece (liberties are taken) and some of the experimental elements don't work.
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