Oklahoma!

Tickets are on sale now for Oklahoma! at the Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway. 

Simply put, Oklahoma! is perhaps one of the most iconic musicals, not just in the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon, but in Broadway history. The musical marks the first collaboration between composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II, bursting onto the scene with a 1943 Broadway premiere that swiftly became a box office sensation and ran for a grand total of 2,212 performances. It was also awarded a special Pulitzer Prize in 1944. Since then, the musical has enjoyed no less than five Broadway revivals, including the current critically acclaimed version by director Daniel Fish, three West End productions (including an Olivier Award-winning 1998 National Theatre revival that starred Hugh Jackman), countless national and international tours, and even an Oscar-winning 1955 film adaptation.

Based on Lynn Riggs’ 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs, Oklahoma! is set in 1906 out on the farmyards near Claremore, Indian Territory, and it follows a courtship rivalry between a farm girl Laurey Williams and two would-be suitors in cowboy Curly McLain and menacing farmhand Jud Fry. The musical also depicts a subplot romance between the flirtatious Ado Annie and cowboy Will Parker. In this 75th Anniversary production, expertly crafted by director Daniel Fish, the audience is confronted by all the familiar characters from yesteryear, now sporting modern dress, in an immersive plywood barn setting with guns hanging on the walls and pots of chilli steaming away. Daniel Kluger’s new orchestrations and arrangements also modernize the timeless musical with an onstage band (complete with electric guitars) giving new life to Rodgers & Hammerstein’s eternal score that includes such classics as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” and “I Cain’t Say No.”  

This Bard SummerScape production enjoyed a sold-out run at Brooklyn’s St. Ann’s Warehouse in the fall of 2018, earning rave reviews, and in December 2018, a Broadway transfer was announced after the production secured the Circle in the Square Theatre – the perfect venue to accentuate the exhilarating, immersive nature of the show. The limited Broadway engagement is scheduled to run from March 19 through to September 1, 2019, with an official opening set for April 7.

People Will Say We’re in Love with this new production… and they’ll be darn right!

(Photos courtesy of Little Fang Photo​)

Running time: 
2hrs 45mins (including 1 intermission)
Categories: 
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About Oklahoma!:

Seventy-five years after Rodgers & Hammerstein reinvented the American musical, this is Oklahoma! as you’ve never seen or heard it before, re-orchestrated and reimagined for the 21st century.

Child Policy:
Due to the mature content in this production, it is recommended for ages 12 and up.
By:
Music by Richard Rodgers and a Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the play "Green Grow the Lilacs" by Lynn Riggs
Producer:
Eva Price
Director:
Daniel Fish
Lighting:
Scott Zielinski
Sound:
Drew Levy
Design:
Laura Jellinek, based on an original concept by John Conklin
Choreography:
John Heginbotham
Costume:
Terese Wadden
Cast list:
Will Brill (as Ali Hakim), Anthony Cason (as Cord Elam), Damon Daunno (as Curly McLain), James Davis (as Will Parker), Gabrielle Hamilton (as Lead Dancer), Rebecca Naomi Jones (as Laurey Williams), Will Mann (as Mike), Mallory Portnoy (as Gertie Cummings), Ali Stroker (as Ado Annie), Mitch Tebo (as Andrew Carnes), Mary Testa (as Aunt Eller), and Patrick Vaill (as Jud Fry)
Other info:
Orchestrations, Arrangements & Music Supervision by Daniel Kluger, Music Direction by Nathan Koci, and Projection Design by Joshua Thorson
Oklahoma! Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
March 19, 2019
Opening date: 
April 7, 2019
Closes: 
September 1, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-8pm
Wednesday-8pm
Thursday-8pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday3pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Circle in the Square Theatre

Address:
1633 Broadway (between Broadway and 8th Avenue - at 50th Street), New York, NY 10019
Nearest subway station:
50th Street stations

Latest Oklahoma! News & Features

Damon Daunno & Rebecca Naomi Jones in Oklahoma!
Official Broadway production photos released for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!
April 5, 2019

We just Cain't Say No to these brand new production photos of the Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, which began previews at the Circle in the Square Theatre on March 19, 2019, and is set for an official opening on April 7 and a limited engagement through to September 1, 2019.

Damon Daunno in Oklahoma! at St. Ann's Warehouse
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! begins performances on Broadway
March 19, 2019

The Bard SummerScape production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! begins previews at the Circle in the Square Theatre tonight, ahead of an official opening on April 7 and a limited engagement through to September 1, 2019. The production previously played a critically acclaimed, sold-out run in Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse from September 27 to November 11, 2018. It was heralded as "Best of the Year" and a "Critic’s Pick" by The New York Times and the "#1 Theatrical Event of the Year" by TIME Magazine.

Damon Daunno in Oklahoma! at St. Ann's Warehouse
Complete cast announced for Oklahoma! on Broadway
February 20, 2019

Complete Broadway casting has now been confirmed for the previously announced transfer of the Bard SummerScape production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, which played a sold-out run in Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse from September 27 to November 11, 2018. Previews begin at the Circle in the Square Theatre on March 19, 2019, ahead of an official opening on April 7 and a limited engagement through to September 1, 2019.

Damon Daunno in Oklahoma! at St. Ann's Warehouse
Daniel Fish's immersive staging of Oklahoma! will transfer to Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre
December 11, 2018

We Cain't Say No to this! The Bard SummerScape production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, which recently played a sold-out run in Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse (from September 27 to November 11, 2018), will transfer to Broadway this coming spring! Previews begin at the Circle in the Square Theatre on March 19, 2019, ahead of an official opening on April 7 and a limited engagement through to September 1, 2019.

Our Review

If you are looking for that sweet Oklahoma! where Aunt Eller spends her spare time churning butter on her porch and the corn IS as high as an elephant’s eye, well pardner, y’all better mosey right on by this trolley stop. Just to be sure you get this message before you sit down, there are 20 racks of rifles lining the walls of the Circle in the Square Theatre.