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Oklahoma!: The Making of an American Musical

Tim Carter


Oklahoma! premiered on Broadway in 1943 under the auspices of the Theatre Guild, and is today performed more frequently than any other Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. This book offers a fully documented history of the making of this celebrated American musical, drawing on research from rare theater archives, manuscripts, journalism, and other sources to record every step in its development. It is filled with details about how Rodgers and Hammerstein first came together, the casting process, how Agnes de Mille became the show's choreographer, and the drafts and revisions that ultimately gave t ... More

Keywords: Oklahoma, Broadway, Theatre Guild, Rodgers and Hammerstein, musical, casting process, Agnes de Mille, choreographer, mythmaking, theater archives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780300106190
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300106190.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Carter, author