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There is SO. MUCH. BUZZ. around this revival of Oklahoma. It played at Bard College in 2015 and people could not stop tweeting about it. The New York Times gave it a rave review. It’s now about to take New York City by storm with a remounted production at St. Ann’s Warehouse that starts this month.
Here’s the deal:
This is a slimmed-down, sleek, and modern recreation of the classic musical. Actors are in close proximity to the audience in this “environmental” revival, directed by Daniel Fish. A small 7-piece band with an acoustic feel supports a cast of Broadway dreamboats: 2017 40 Under 40 star Damon Daunno, the luminous Rebecca Naomi Jones, and the extraordinarily hilarious Mary Testa. This gritty production is known for making Oklahoma relevant again by making the characters, as Ben Brantley said in the Times, “less wholesome and adorable than you remembered, but also a lot more interesting.” Yes, please!
Check out some photos of the Bard production below by Cory Weaver to get a feel for the show.
Tickets are already hard to come by, so DO. NOT. SLEEP. on this much-hyped revival of Oklahoma.
Starts September 27.
Givin’ some love to these Broadway stars.