It’s been called a “musical for the ages” and this updated Broadway version does not disappoint. With Bebe Neuwirth as Velma Kelly, Roxy Hart played by choreographer Ann Reinking, and Joel Gray as Amos Hart, it really sparkles. Don’t miss the Cell Block Tango with its cool combo of strange harmonies, and the ventriloquist-inspired We Both Reached for the Gun, with James Naughton’s Billy Flynn character doing all the talking.
Based on Green Grow the Lilacs, a play written by Lynn Riggs, Oklahoma! was very nearly titledAway We Go. This is the 1943 version starring the original New York cast of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. The show had a 5-year run with over 2,200 performances, yet it never loses the innocence and down-home openness of the characters. These are people who become friends you’d like to spend more time with.
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