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For example, "Kansas City" is performed at the train station, where Aunt Eller and other cowboys meet Will Parker just after he returns from Kansas City.

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Fish does so, in the first instance, by stripping the show to its bare essentials. James Theatre in New York City.

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This production started as a cross-country national tour, beginning at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles on May 1, The production was Maria Friedman 's debut in the West End, initially in the chorus role of Doris, but she was eventually promoted to the leading role. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters theatlantic. The De Mille choreography was again adapted by de Lappe. There have also been more than 20 studio cast recordings of the show, featuring stars such as Nelson Eddy , John Raitt and Florence Henderson in the leading roles. Irving Joe. Mamoulian and de Mille returned to direct and choreograph, and the production was restaged by Jerome Whyte. Fish has reconceived a work often seen as a byword for can-do optimism as a mirror for our age of doubt and anxiety.

He would later reprise his work for Mackintosh's London revival. A seven-member hootenanny-style band sits in plain view.

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Irving Joe. Fish has reconceived a work often seen as a byword for can-do optimism as a mirror for our age of doubt and anxiety. With the songs that Richard Rodgers has fitted to a collection of unusually atmospheric and intelligible lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd, Oklahoma! And isn't that part of what theater is supposed to do? Hence the quivering, feel-bad ending, and the tears. Little Fang But those are details—and in the case of the chili, a bit of a stunt. As embodied by the excellent Damon Daunno, this lad of the prairies is wiry and wired, so full of unchanneled sexual energy you expect him to implode. John Heginbotham did the spontaneous-feeling choreography. Scott Zielinski is the first-rate lighting designer. They also show off by picking up guitars and microphones and dancing like prairie bacchantes. Hart himself, who applauded the proceedings from a seat in Row B. For anyone just arrived from Mars, the basic plot of Oklahoma! He told Rodgers he had never had a better evening at the theater in his life. Key to the new production is a more sympathetic rendering of Jud, played by Patrick Vaill.

Irving Joe. The answer seems obvious, inescapable: just fine. Mamoulian and De Mille directed and choreographed.

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The scene occurs in darkness, with a simulcast video in black and white of the two men face to face. The film followed the stage version more closely than any other Rodgers and Hammerstein stage-to-film adaptation, although it divided the long first scene into several shorter scenes, changing the locations of several of the songs. The house is brightly lit for much of the show, and the entire cast consists of just 12 players. He told Rodgers he had never had a better evening at the theater in his life. As is often true of big boys with unsettled hormones, he also reads as just a little dangerous. Brill is a refreshingly unmannered Ali Hakim, and Ms. And nobody in last night's audience seemed to have a better time than Mr. On a spare stage, decorated only with blue sheets, "Confetti of rose petals stains the floor like drops of blood, and a nightmarish dream-dance sequence has Freudian overtones as Laurey's bridal gown becomes her shroud. It was the first U. Oscar Hammerstein 2nd has written a dramatically imaginative libretto and a string of catchy lyrics; Agnes de Mille has worked small miracles in devising original dances to fit the story and the tunes, while Rouben Mamoulian has directed an excellent company with great taste and craftsmanship.
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‘Oklahoma!’: Daniel Fish’s Dark New Broadway Production