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Stripped down to reveal the darker psychological truths at its core, this re-orchestrated and re-imagined production of the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical tells a story of a community circling its wagons against an outsider, and the violence of the frontier that shaped America.


Circle in the Square Theatre


April 7, 2019


Eva Price, Level Forward, Abigail Disney, Barbara Manocherian & Carl Moellenberg, James L. Nederlander, David Mirvish, Mickey Liddell & Robert Ahrens, BSL Enterprises & MagicSpace Entertainment, Berlind Productions, John Gore Organization, Cornice Productions, Bard Fisher/R. Gold, LAMF/J. Geller, T. Narang/ZKM Media, R/F/B/V Group, Araca/IPN, St. Ann's Warehouse, Tamar Climan, Bard Summerscape


Though it is considered a musical theatre classic and one of the most influential shows ever written, Oklahoma! debuted before the inauguration of the Tony Award in 1947, and thus was never considered for the Best Musical Award. However, in 1993 the Tony Awards presented the show with a special Tony Award in honor of its 50th anniversary.

Oklahoma! is the first Broadway show to join the entertainment industry’s Gun Neutral initiative, which explores ways entertainment companies, individual productions and storytellers can help solve gun violence in America.


This production of Oklahoma! as reimagined by director Daniel Fish premiered at Bard College in July 2015. A subsequent staging took place at Brooklyn’s St. Ann’s Warehouse in the fall of 2018 before transferring to Broadway. The Rodgers & Hammerstein musical was first presented on Broadway in 1943 and has previously been revived four times.