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Oklahoma!: The Making of an American Musical, Revised and Expanded Edition

Tim Carter


Oklahoma! premiered on Broadway on 31 March 1943 under the auspices of the Theatre Guild, and today it is performed more frequently than any other Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. When this book was first published in 2007, it offered the first fully documented history of the making of the show based on archival materials, manuscripts, journalism, and other sources. The present revised edition draws still further on newly uncovered sources to provide an even clearer account of a work that many have claimed fundamentally changed Broadway musical theater. It is filled with rich and fascinating d ... More

Keywords: Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein 2nd, Lynn Riggs, Theatre Guild, Theresa Helburn, Lawrence Langner, Rouben Mamoulian, Agnes de Mille, Broadway musical

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190665203
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190665203.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Carter, author
David G. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill