Oslo is inspired by the amazing true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships, and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians. As he did with wit and intelligence in Blood and Gifts, playwright J.T. Rogers presents a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas — a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions.
Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls Oslo “the stuff of crackling theater.” Peter Marks of The Washington Post calls Oslo “hands down the best new play of the season.” At this cultural moment when finding common ground is paramount, “Oslo gives us hope” (Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News).
World Premiere: Lincoln Center Theater (2016)
UK Premiere: National Theatre (2017)
International Productions: Seoul, South Korea; Oslo, Norway
Oslo swept the 2016-2017 Broadway awards season, winning the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play, as well as the Drama Desk Award, NY Drama Critics' Circle Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama League Award, and Obie Award. It was nominated for seven Tony Awards in total.
In London, Oslo received two 2017 Olivier nominations, including Best New Play.