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Mon Apr 8, 2019, 09:33 AM

Review: A Smashing 'Oklahoma!' Is Reborn in the Land of Id.

How is it that the coolest new show on Broadway in 2019 is a 1943 musical usually regarded as a very square slice of American pie? The answer arrives before the first song is over in Daniel Fish’s wide-awake, jolting and altogether wonderful production of “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!,” which opened on Sunday night at the Circle in the Square Theater.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/07/theater/oklahoma-review.html?

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zipplewrath Apr 2019 #1

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Mon Apr 8, 2019, 09:45 AM

1. First of it's kind

The original production of Oklahoma changed the Broadway musical for decades. It was the first to really weave the story and the songs together such that they advanced the story. Rogers was also rather insistent that they use actors that could sing, instead of singers who tried to act.

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