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OKLAHOMA! played its finalBroadway performance on Jan 19, 2020

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Over 75 years after Rodgers & Hammerstein reinvented the American musical, this is OKLAHOMA! as you’ve never seen or heard it before – reimagined for the 21st century. 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. Funny and sexy, dark and terrifying, “this is the OKLAHOMA! that was there all along.” (New York Magazine)

The Bard Summerscape Production Of
Rodgers & Hammerstein's


Music By Richard Rodgers

Book and Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II

Based on the Play Green Grow the Lilacs

By Lynn Riggs

Original Choreography By Agnes De Mille

Orchestrations & Arrangements and Music Supervision Daniel Kluger

Choreography By John Heginbotham

Scenic Design By Laura Jellinek

Costume Design By Terese Wadden

Lighting Design By Scott Zielinski

Sound Design By Drew Levy

Projection Design By Joshua Thorson

Music Direction and Additional Vocal Arrangements Nathan Koci

Directed By Daniel Fish

This production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! was originally developed, produced, and premiered at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College (Jeanne Donovan Fisher, Chair; Leon Botstein, President; Gideon Lester, Artistic Director; Bob Bursey, Executive Director; Caleb Hammons, Senior Producer) in July 2015.

It was subsequently developed and produced by St. Ann’s Warehouse and Eva Price at the Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Theater, Brooklyn, NY, Fall 2018.

Header photo by Matt Murphy
Album photos by Brigitte Lacomb