Ends Jan 19 | 2h 45m | Midtown W

Oklahoma! (Broadway)

From 482 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 (482)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

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

87
Must see, Great staging, Quirky, Slow, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of reimagined classics.

Don't see it if You can easily get a heart attack. The show has some scary moments.

66
Disappointing, Ambitious, Great staging, Quirky, Confusing

See it if you are ready to see something you won't forget. In 20 years I'll still remember this bizarre show.

Don't see it if you are a traditionalist or material purist. You have sensory issues or get headaches from bright lights

81
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Resonant, Profound

See it if you're willing to shelve everything you think you know about Oklahoma!. This is Oklahoma! in name, but not in feeling.

Don't see it if you have rose colored memories about a rose colored show about the state of Oklahoma! on the cusp of statehood. Beware of gunshots, too.

73
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you want a radical reinterpretation of a classic musical. Damon Daunno is ridiculously charming. A serious side of the story is explored.

Don't see it if you'd prefer a standard production of the show. This one is dark and unsettling. The music is stripped down and the staging is simple.

91
Refreshing, Profound, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if A true reworking of the old classic, the show offers some powerful insights. Cast is excellent & it sheds new light on some American myths.

Don't see it if If you really loved the old Oklahoma, you might find this way too dark and different for your taste.

85
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Clever

See it if You are open to a remake of a classic with the same wonderful music with a new concept.

Don't see it if you are an idealist and want the original oklahoma

75
Great singing, Edgy, Overrated

See it if if you want to see a different take on OKLAHOMA!

Don't see it if you love the traditional OKLAHOMA!

95
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Edgy, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You are looking for a production that truly gets to the core of what Oklahoma is about. A groundbreaking show with incredible performances.

Don't see it if You are looking for a typical revival. The music, staging and character development are reimagined and might disappoint a R&H purist.

Also Staging and lighting were amazing, and the musical arrangements were f... Read more Read less

68
Overrated, Ambitious, Great staging, Disappointing

See it if If you want to see a modern take on a classic show

Don't see it if You don’t need a different spin on a classic show and wanted to embrace that idea but just couldn’t

90
Great singing, Absorbing, Clever, Great staging

See it if you're looking for a cool new remix of a classic show.

Don't see it if you're an Oklahoma! purist or would be too freaked out by total blackouts or the lights on the audience being up for most of the show.

80
Thought-provoking, Great singing, Clever

See it if You are open to a new take on a classic musical, and you appreciate good voices and performances.

Don't see it if You are a traditionalist when it come to known shows.

80
Intense, Great singing, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You appreciate absolutely wonderful performances, and are open to new interpretations of the story. Not your grandma's Oklahoma!

Don't see it if You only like traditional presentations of classic musicals. There is lots of food for thought here, but very dark at times.

Also The dream ballet went on WAY too long. I found having the house lights... Read more Read less

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

See it if You like having your preconceived notions challenged and finding new things in stories you thought you knew every part of.

Don't see it if You want to sit back and hum along to the timeless tunes.

90
Quirky, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to watch an entertaining show..

Don't see it if don't like shows with loud music and strobe lights...

86
Ambitious, Absorbing, Riveting, Resonant, Must see

See it if You would like to see a fresh, bold take on a classic that resonants in your mind long after it's over. Hauntingly beautiful and original.

Don't see it if You don't like reimaginings of classic material. You are expecting a big production.full of gimmicks and spectacle.

79
Riveting, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if you want the familiar Oklahoma songs done differently. This version of the classic musical is unlike any other version.

Don't see it if you’re expecting the classic musical performed like it’s been done in the past. This version may disappoint the purists.

80
Overrated, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in a different, less sunny production of an American classic.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big Broadway style production.

96
Riveting, Masterful, Confusing, Great singing

See it if This is an exquisite revolutionary interpretation of a classic musical. The staging is truly inspired with several brilliant, sexy singers.

Don't see it if If you don’t like your classics upended. The second act opens with a loud dissonance that may rattle your brain.

Also What’s brilliant is revelatory; what’s bad is excruciating. Act II upe... Read more Read less

94
Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like new staging of old shows

Don't see it if If you are a sticKler for tradition

97
Vital, Darker, Dynamic, Atypical, Ingenious

See it if you want to discover an atypical breakthrough in musical theatre.

Don't see it if you expect a traditional 1943 R & H revival. Nor, if you aren't open to receiving a somber side of a wonderful show in simple staging,

Also Daniel Fish has given us an imaginative, rejuvenation of a classic in ... Read more Read less

73
Inconsistent, Indulgent, Entertaining, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You have an open mind and enjoy unconventional presentations of well-known shows. You like exploring the darker sides of classic characters.

Don't see it if You prefer a director’s vision to be consistent. You like classic musicals performed traditionally. Cast interpretation is confusing.

Also Director Daniel Fish’s ideas are exciting, but he doesn’t make them wo... Read more Read less

90
Exquisite

See it if You love looking at a show you know I’m a new light.

Don't see it if You don’t want classics to be messed with.

Also Loved it. It doesn’t feel like a reimagining, it feels like they are e... Read more Read less

85
Quirky, Intense, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you're interested in re-imagining traditional Broadway fare. You're interested in more thoughtful explorations of female sexuality.

Don't see it if you're expecting a traditional staging of Oklahoma; you don't like gunshots/smoke effects/strobe effects.

Also While I am not convinced the staging is the best (my seat was on the s... Read more Read less

70
Disappointing, Great music, Edgy, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if you're curious about a modern, stripped down version of an old classic. Several of the performances are great and the music is vibrant.

Don't see it if you cling to the classics and want the show to be as exactly as it was. That said, some of the dramaturgical choices were not to my liking.

Also I found the use of blackouts to be confusing and did not add to the ov... 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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