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Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma New York Tickets
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! New York TicketsRichard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein created the musical Oklahoma! 75 years ago. Since that time, the story has unfolded on the big screen and on the live stage. However, audiences find that the musical written by Daniel Fish and taking the stage at The Circle in the Square Theatre in New York City is a bit different than the tale with which they might be familiar. The musical attempts to portray the hardships that pioneers faced back in the days of the Oklahoma dust bowl. The differences between ranchers, cowboys and farmers help bring the early days of America to life through humor, drama, love and violence.
The History of Oklahoma!In 1942, Rodgers and Hammerstein were both enamored of the folk play Green Grow the Lilacs, which was written by Lynn Riggs about his life in Oklahoma. Since Rodgers' earlier partner had no interest in creating the musical, Rodgers teamed up with Hammerstein in their first collaborative effort. After a few name changes, Oklahoma became a reality. Choreographed by Agnes de Mille and directed by Rouben Mamoulian, the musical opened at New York City's St. James Theatre at the end of March 1943. After five years on Broadway, the musical toured the United States before traveling to the Theatre Royal in London. The film version appeared in 1955 and starred Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones in the roles of Curly and Laurey.
Where can I buy Oklahoma! tickets?Tickets for the musical at the Circle in the Square Theatre are available at StubHub, the world's largest ticketing marketplace. Order online at subhub.com or use the convenient mobile app.
Who are the cast members in the New York City performance?The part of Laurey Williams is played by Rebecca Naomi Jones. The seasoned Broadway performer has also appeared in American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Passing Strange along with a variety of films and television shows. Actor, singer and musician Damon Daunno portrays Curly McLain. Daunno won awards for his participation in The Bengsons' The Lucky Ones. His other theater credits include Hadestown, Tristan and Yseult and The Wild Bride. Patrick Vaill portrays rival Jud Fry. Vaill's theater credits include As You Like It, Edward the Second and NY Fringe. A variety of other actors, singers and dancers join the starring members to present the performance.
Are any of the songs from the original Oklahoma! in this rendition?Yes, audiences are treated to the many songs that were in the original production. The long list of favorites includes "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning," "The Surrey With the Fringe on Top," "People Will Say We're In Love" and of course, "Oklahoma."
How long is the performance?The musical plays for two hours and 45 minutes. The presentation includes an intermission in which the audience is treated to chili and cornbread.
What are the Oklahoma! showtimes?Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening performances begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday matinees begin at 1 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. Weekend matinee times are 2 p.m. on Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays.
How long will the musical be playing at Circle in the Square?The show remains at the theater through Jan. 19, 2020.
Is Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! family-friendly?The production includes adult content, so the theater recommends that audience members be 12 and older. The content includes gunfire special effects, sexual situations, total darkness and violence. Although firearms were and continue to be used in rural locations throughout the United States, the theater promotes gun neutrality.
What is gun neutrality and how is Oklahoma! involved?The phrase was a creation of collaborating efforts on behalf of various entertainment industries to help reduce gun violence and increase public safety. Although the stories in many art forms feature firearms, entities invest in firearm reduction in many different ways. For example, Oklahoma! takes part in the program by donating a minimum of $100 for every gun seen on stage or in the theater to the Gun Neutral 501c3 nonprofit organization. The money is used to support STEM programs and other community organizations to help people traumatized in some way by gun violence.
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