RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S “OKLAHOMA!” ANNOUNCES GENERAL ONSALE STARTING SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN’…
TICKETS GO ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC
SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2019 AT 10 AM
FOR THE BARD SUMMERSCAPE PRODUCTION OF
RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S
TIME MAGAZINE’S #1 THEATRICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
THE NEW YORK TIMES’ BEST THEATER & PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
OPENS AT BROADWAY’S CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE
DIRECTED BY DANIEL FISH
THE AMERICAN CLASSIC RE-IMAGINED
BEGINS ITS LIMITED ENGAGEMENT MARCH 19, 2019
OPENS APRIL 7, 2019
New York, NY (January 4, 2019) – Producer Eva Price announced today that single tickets will go on sale to the public at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 5th for The Bard SummerScape production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, which had a critically acclaimed, sold-out run at St. Ann’s Warehouse last Fall and now will open at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway). Oklahoma! will begin previews on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, with an official opening on Sunday, April 7, 2019, and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, September 1, 2019. Tickets for Oklahoma! are available on www.Telecharge.com or by calling 212 -239-6200 or 800-447-7400.
Directed by Daniel Fish, the production has been hailed as a Critic’s Pick by The New York Times and the #1 Theatrical Event of the Year by TIME Magazine. The production has been cited on numerous Best of the Year lists including New York Times, Time Magazine, Time Out NY, New York Magazine’s Vulture, New Yorker, Buzzfeed, Newsday, NY Daily News and Theatermania.
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.
“What an incredible moment to be producing on Broadway, in the middle of this wonderfully eclectic season spurred by an audience that is hungry for bold, daring work,” Eva Price said. “Daniel Fish’s timeless and timely revival of this classic speaks so vividly to the place we as Americans are living in today.”
Oklahoma! features music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs, with original dances by Agnes de Mille.
Oklahoma! was presented at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn from September 27 – November 11, 2018. The creative team for the St. Ann’s production included: Daniel Kluger (Orchestrations, Arrangements & Music Supervision), John Heginbotham (New Choreography), Nathan Koci (Music Direction), Laura Jellinek (Scenic Design, based on an original concept by John Conklin), Terese Wadden (Costume Design), Scott Zielinski (Lighting Design), Drew Levy (Sound Design), and Joshua Thorson (Projection Design). Casting by Will Cantler and Adam Caldwell/Telsey & Co.
Additional news, including complete casting, will be announced shortly.
This production 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. This production of Oklahoma! was subsequently developed and produced by St. Ann’s Warehouse at the Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Theater, Brooklyn, NY, Fall 2018.
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“Thrilling, audacious, and delightful. This has always been a very American story but has never felt so much of one until now.”
–The New York Times
“Without sacrificing the show’s humor or the beauty of its music, Fish and his company have created a charged, scary production, a story about the aggressions and ambiguities entwined deep in the root system of America.”
-New York Magazine
“Sexy, suspenseful and with a fresh, exuberant sound, this is an Oklahoma! to hoot and cheer and stomp your boots at!”
-New York Observer
“This vivid, stripped-down revival offers audiences a new vision of themselves.”
-The New Yorker
“Daniel Fish gives a daring, brilliant, utterly absorbing re-interpretation. The production is played, extremely skillfully, for laughs and the very opposite of laughs.”
-The Daily Beast
“A powerful revival!”
-Time Out NY
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