The Theater: New Musicals in Manhattan, Apr. 12, 1943

Oklahoma! (music by Richard Rodgers; book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, 2d; produced by The Theater Guild) pretty much deserves its exclamation point. A folk musical laid in the Indian territory just after the turn of the century, it is thoroughly refreshing without being oppressively rustic. It boasts no musicomedy names and nothing much in the way of a book. But Composer Rodgers (working for the first time in his Broadway career without Lyricist Lorenz Hart) has turned out one of his most attractive scores, and Choreographer Agnes de Mille (the ballet...

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