Musical classic ages well at 75

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Oklahoma!’

O WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN’—Laurey (Sara Owinyo), center, and the farm girls dance to “Many a New Day” in “Oklahoma!” Courtesy of Mike Malavisi

It’s been 75 years since “Oklahoma!” exploded onto Broadway and changed musical theater forever. In addition to being the first Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, “Oklahoma!” changed the genre’s very nature and structure by integrating song and dance into the storyline.

The singular importance of this classic calls for candid examination each time it ...

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