Tuesday, March 31, 2015

‘Oklahoma’ Makes its Broadway Debut

The Broadway Show "Oklahoma!" Debuted on March 31, 1943.
March 31, 1943
Much like the bad press that the recent Broadway show, Spiderman: Turn off the Dark received, another show in the 1940’s, Away We Go, also received bad press before it even opened and was considered a “flop in the making.” However, unlike Spiderman which closed January 4, 2014, Away We Go went through a few tweaks, including changing the title to Oklahoma! and ran for 2,212 performances over 15 years. Oklahoma opened on this day in 1943. It was the first project with Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein working together. The show has been revived on and off Broadway numerous times. So much for this flop.