(Jennifer Schuessler’s article appeared in The New York Times, 6/22; via Pam Green.)

While the team behind the current Broadway revival of “The King and I” was pondering potential Tony Award acceptance speeches the day before the ceremony, the team responsible for a rather different Rodgers and Hammerstein production was in a rehearsal room in Brooklyn working on an opening scene.

The show was “Oklahoma!,” but the room might have been mistaken for a local hangout, with plaid-shirted 20-somethings leaning against the wall, checking their phones or watching a six-piece retro-Americana band, including a banjo and an accordion, tune up.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/23/theater/oklahoma-is-reimagined-at-bard-colleges-summerscape-festival.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_cu_20150624&nl=theater&nlid=68469194&ref=headline

 

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