Ends Jan 19 | 2h 45m | Midtown W

Oklahoma! (Broadway)

From 475 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 (475)

MEMBERS SAY:

Ambitious, Great singing, Great staging, Edgy, Entertaining
80
Avg Score

80
Great staging, Great acting, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a completely new interpretation of a classic American musical.

Don't see it if you want to see a traditional production of Oklahoma!

Also For the first three quarters or so of the first act, I thought that wh... Read more Read less

84
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a classic musical reimagined in a very new way or if you enjoy the musical’s original songs.

Don't see it if you prefer traditional takes on classics or musicals with elaborate sets and dance numbers.

85
Timeless, Resonant, Refreshing, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if A show that lives up to its positive reviews. But then I've always been a sucker for RNJ's marvelous eyes and magnificent mane.

Don't see it if The late Justice Scalia had nothing on you when it comes to being an originalist and you feel shows should not be altered in revivals.

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.

82
Entertaining, Refreshing, Masterful, Great acting

See it if looking for a contemporary and abstract take of this historical classic with great acting and vocal performances

Don't see it if wanting to see a traditional large scale adaptation or something heavy in technical aspects

75
Slow, Profound, Edgy

See it if You want to see a reinvention of a classic that plays a bit experimental, or you really just want some cornbread and chili

Don't see it if You are a purist, you don't like sitting in pitch black darkness, you want to see something easy to follow

95
Thought-provoking, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you don't mind a new take on an old classic

Don't see it if you loved Oklahoma the movie - this ain't it

Also Not quite your Grandmother's Oklahoma. Darker, with a shocking ending.... Read more Read less

95
Ambitious, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see a classic reimagined with unique staging, diverse casting and an addictive score.

Don't see it if You are looking for a short (it runs three hours) or traditional show (it is in the round and the lights are on nearly the whole time.).

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

95
Resonant, Great acting, Epic, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if you want an artsy, edgy, gutsy night at the theatre featuring an unbelievable cast and a new, relevant spin on an old classic.

Don't see it if you want the Oklahoma you know or if you're a "purist" and can't imagine enjoying a new interpretation.

85
Relevant, Great staging, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in this "re-imagined" version of a classic. Talent is amazing and staging/lighting totally unique - if intrigued, see it!

Don't see it if you don't like the music of this show - same music even if different setting. If you prefer traditional theater and staging.

76
Disappointing, Overrated, Romantic, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You treasure classic American musicals with fabulous score and some excellent performances in a novel production

Don't see it if An awful modern dance substituted for Agnes De Mille type dream sequence ballet would drive you crazy

74
Oklahoma! will win the tony for best musical revival

See it if The score, the story, a new view of the material.......and you are sick of the crap that Broadway brings along all too often these days.

Don't see it if You are a boring person who likes the same thing on his or her "plate".

Also What NYC really needs is a look at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival gay... Read more Read less

80
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Edgy, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if A modernist take on a classic..the experimental dream dance ballet and electric guitar was my favorite -but might not be for everyone..

Don't see it if Lighting was annoying..often the house lights were up & I found it distracting..then scene performed in total darkness ...then house lights

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.

Also Without changing a word or lyric, this show turns Oklahoma! on its hea... Read more Read less

76
Clever, Ambitious, Must see, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You want to see Oklahoma staged in an original way. You love the music.

Don't see it if You are a traditionalist. You don’t like change, or loud music.

95
Riveting, Refreshing, Masterful, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You value a vivid re-interpretation of a dated, sexist, misogynistic classic musical. Brilliant performances and the clearest vision possibl

Don't see it if you are stuck in the past and can't open your mind to the possibilities of what OKLAHOMA means to the US today

82
Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy the music and appreciate a unique way to be entertained with the story

Don't see it if You are expecting to see the sets of a typical broadway musical

90
Thought-provoking, Must see, Edgy, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You want to challenge yourself as an audience member, and if you've already seen the original and want to see a new take on it

Don't see it if You don't have a open mind to new interpretations to classic pieces

100
Great acting, Must see, Masterful, Riveting, Resonant

See it if You want to see this venerable classic reinterpreted (yet with original script completely intact) in a darker yet completely relevant way.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a more spare, modern and dark production of this American classic that seems completely fresh and relevant.

Also This production, more spare (11 in cast; 8 in orchestra) has been give... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You are have no attachments to a classic version of “Oklahoma”

Don't see it if You are interested in a traditional retelling of the musical

Also Damon and Rebecca have beautiful chemistry. Mary testa is a constant j... Read more Read less

96
Great staging, Great singing, Edgy, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You are ready for a new take on a classic that mines all the awkward and uncomfortable in gender roles and toxic masculinity.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and want to stay comfortable.

Also Wonderful cast, great music, interesting staging, and a long modern "d... Read more Read less

83
Edgy, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever

See it if This is an amazing take on Oklahoma! It’s an edgy show that makes you think - all without many changes to the original book.

Don't see it if You are looking for light entertainment. This is not your grandma’s Oklahoma. It’s dark and disturbing and will make you think.

85
Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Looking for a modern twist on a classic R&H musical. The production makes some bold choices, but the modern flair adds to the performance

Don't see it if Prefer the original rendition. As expected there are also some dark moments in the musical also

95
Refreshing, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You have an appreciation for new interpretations of old warhorses and if you love great voices doing great things.

Don't see it if You can’t tolerate the classics being produced in any way different than how they’re always produced.

Also I loved this production. Magnetic and charismatic performers doing fre... Read more Read less


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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