Wednesday, April 24, 2019

OKLAHOMA! Groundbreaking revival of the groundbreaking 1943 original by Oscar E Moore

  The genius behind this totally exciting, engrossing, entertaining and country western infused revival of OKLAHOMA! is director Daniel Fish.  Of course he was working with the material of…

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Oklahoma! 6 Outer Critics Circle nominations including Outstanding Revival of a Musical by Oscar E. Moore

From the opening notes of “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” sung quietly by Curly with only his guitar and his twang we are in the newly found territory created by Daniel Fish that is a wond…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tootsie, with Santino Fontana, gets all dressed up for Broadway: EW review by Breanne L. Heldman

Tootsie opens with a groan: A kitschy New York City set and far-too-happy, brightly dressed city dwellers singing about how everyone is so ambitious and everything’s so delicious in the bi…

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Outer Critics Nominations Announced by Laurenyarger

Outer Critics Circle 2018-2019 Award Nominations OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY The Ferryman Ink Network To Kill a Mockingbird What the Constitution Means to Me OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUS…

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Hadestown, Tootsie & Oklahoma! Lead 2019 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations by Andy Lefkowitz

Nominations are here for the 69th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, honoring the best theater on, off- and off-off-Broadway in the 2018-2019 season. Leading the slate of nominees is Hades…

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‘Hadestown’ leads Outer Critics Circle nominations by Caitlin Huston

“Hadestown” led the Outer Critics Circle nominations Tuesday, with 12 nominations. The Broadway musical was followed by “Tootsie” with 10 nominations and the Broadway revival of “O…

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2019 Outer Critics Circle Nominations: Hadestown, Tootsie, Oklahoma Lead by New York Theater

Hadestown, Tootsie, and Oklahoma received the most nominations in the 69th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, announced this morning. The winners will be announced on Monday, May 13th, with…

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Hadestown Leads 2019 Outer Critics Circle Nominations by Olivia Clement

The Broadway productions of Tootsie and Oklahoma! also received several nominations.

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Oklahoma! ****, Hadestown ****, A’int Too Proud ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward April 23, 2019: Like our current political climate, Daniel Fish’s sex-drenched nightmare version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! has polarized the theatergoi…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Grosses Analysis: Audiences Cain’t Say No to Broadway’s New Oklahoma! by Ryan McPhee

The acclaimed revival opened April 7 and continues to play to Standing Room Only.

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INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - April 22nd - BEETLEJUICE and HILLARY & CLINTON Top Growth by Alan Henry

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Beetlejuice 28.59, Hadestown 18.56, Oklahoma 7.58, Tootsie The Musical 6.32 and The Cher Show 6.07. The top growing current Broadway plays were…

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An Argument Against A Darker Reinterpretation Of “Oklahoma!” by Artsjournal

Judith Miller: “It is one thing to emphasize the darkness that lies beneath this iconic musical’s cheery surface. It is another to turn what Rodgers and Hammerstein intended as a celebra…

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Lyrics and Lyricists to Celebrate Oklahoma! at 75 in May by Adam Hetrick

Rodgers and Hammerstein President Ted Chapin hosts the evening that will feature Kerstin Anderson and Jason Gotay.

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Review: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma by Elyse Trevers

Who would have ever thought the words ‘dark’ and ‘sexual’ would ever apply to the 1943 classic musical Oklahoma?  Without considerable changes to the script or the music, direct…

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Ugly Spending Battle And Insubordination Mean Another State Public TV Network May Split With Its Supporting Nonprofit by Artsjournal1

A legal dispute between Oklahoma’s network of PBS affiliates and the foundation through which viewers support it just ended (and so did the foundation). Similar discord in Arkansas is even…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Falsettos loses some of its luster but still packs a punch on tour: EW review by Maureen Lee Lenker

Since its Broadway debut in 1992, Falsettos has been hailed as a moving love story and a profound exploration of masculinity and sexuality. The 2016 Broadway revival continued to garner grea…

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The Choreographer Who Brought Barefoot Modern Dance To Broadway by Artsjournal1

That would be John Heginbotham, a Mark Morris alumnus who now has his own company. The show is director Daniel Fish’s revisionist Oklahoma! Gia Kourlas talks with the choreographer about w…

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A YouTube Timeline of the Incredible Oklahoma! Star Rebecca Naomi Jones

Let's talk about Rebecca Naomi Jones' killer career and that voice!

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Broadway's Hadestown takes an epic musical journey to the underworld: EW review by Jessica Derschowitz

As far as tales as old as time go, the stories of Greek mythology are pretty high up there, those epic stories of gods and men that have been told for thousands of years and inspired countle…

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Broadway’s ‘Hadestown’ Raises Hell And Musical Stakes For The Tony Season: Review by Greg Evans

Broadway is doing some remarkable myth-making this season, or maybe myth-revising. Daniel Fish’s Oklahoma! is upending that great American folktale of the frontier. Aaron Sorkin’s adapta…

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All er Nuthin’: An Uncompromising ‘Oklahoma!’ Gallops Onto Broadway by Matthew Wexler

A reimagined 'Oklahoma!' fearlessly arrives on Broadway, challenging traditionalists with an enthralling new production directed by Daniel Fish. The post All er Nuthin’: An Uncompromising …

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Go Inside the Recording Studio With the Cast of Broadway's Oklahoma! by Marc J. Franklin

The cast album will be released by Decca Broadway in 2019.

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Theatrical Record Label Decca Broadway to Relaunch with Oklahoma! and Tootsie Cast Albums by Logan Culwell-Block

The releases will be the first from the historic Broadway label since Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I in 2015.

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Oklahoma! by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Like John Doyle’s reconceived musical revivals ("Allegro," "Passion," "Pacific Overtures," "Carmen Jones," "The Cradle Will Rock"), Fish’s production is minimalist but with a difference.…

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Today on Broadway: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Critics Review “Burn This,” Further Casting Announced for “West Wide Story” and “In the Heights” Films, and Why are They Turning “Oklahoma!” into a TV Show? [display_…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Adam Driver and Keri Russell bring sexy if uneven smolder to Burn This: EW review by Leah Greenblatt

About midway through Burn This, dancer-turned-choreographer Anna talks about a piece she’s been working on, “a pas de deux for two couples”; “pas de quatre,” her boyfriend counters…

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Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! Will Serve as Basis for New TV Series by Andy Lefkowitz

Oklahoma! is headed to the small screen. The iconic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, which is currently receiving an innovative revival on Broadway, will serve as the inspiration for an or…

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Oklahoma! in Development to Become Musical TV Series by Logan Culwell-Block

The adaptation of the 1943 musical will modernize the story and include both new songs and Rodgers and Hammerstein classics.

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Breaking: Present-Day Adaptation of OKLAHOMA! in the Works for TV by BroadwayWorld

Skydance Television today announced that it has partnered with The Rodgers amp Hammerstein Organization and Concord to develop an original television series inspired by the hit Broadway musi…

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‘Oklahoma!’ Being Adapted For TV; John Lee Hancock & Bekah Brunstetter To Write After Skydance Partners With Rodgers & Hammerstein by Peterdeadline

Hit Broadway musical Oklahoma! is coming to television for the first time after Jack Ryan producer Skydance Television partnered with The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization and music fir…

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