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My colleague and I have been wondering about this for a while...If you're referring to a title with a question mark or exclamation mark, which typically requires quotation marks around it, should you use a comma along with exclamation mark and quotation mark when continuing the sentence?

For example, should it be:

Newtown Arts Company will present Rogers and Hammerstein's classic musical “Oklahoma!,” the second show in its 2008 season.

OR:

Newtown Arts Company will present Rogers and Hammerstein's classic musical “Oklahoma!” the second show in its 2008 season.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I'd probably write "Have you ever seen the musical 'Oklahoma!'?"
First of all --> There should not be any quotation marks around the title of a play, book, newspaper, work of art, etc. Remove the quotation marks and put Oklahoma! into italics.
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/italics.htm

Now, with the quotation marks removed, here's what you should have:

Newtown Arts Company will present Rogers and Hammerstein's classic musical Oklahoma! , the second show in its 2008 season.
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I am writing a paper for one of my college finals and this same issue came up because one of the articles ended with a question mark. This was very helpful, and I hope my professor will accept the way I choose to write it! Thanks!
The Chicago Manual of Style has this to say:

17.61 Question marks or exclamation points

When a title or a subtitle ends with a question mark or an
exclamation point, no other punctuation follows.

And it gives this example:

B: Aaron, Henry. 1973. Why Is Welfare So Hard to
Reform? Washington, DC: Brookings Institution
Press, 1973.

And, earlier in the Manual:

6.123 When to omit comma or period

Neither a period (aside from an abbreviating period) nor a
comma ever accompanies a question mark or an
exclamation point. The latter two marks, being stronger,
take precedence over the first two. If a question mark and
an exclamation point are both called for, only the mark
more appropriate to the context should be retained.

Example: “Have you read the platform?” asked Mark.
The exclamation point takes care of the pause the comma provides. The rule is that the stronger punctuation wins. No comma is necessary.
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Emotion: big smileEmotion: big smile I've been an editor for years. Currently I've been assigned web pages galore. Web artists are notorious grammar gleeks. The [?", asked Bob] snafu has been one of our 'laugh lines' on repeated occasion. The common usage for good US of A writers, proves to be (by poll we conducted among acedemics of English): omit the comma altogether. You shall typically remain incog and unremarked...

...until someone from the UK emails a criticism, exempli gratia, ALL commas are required WITHIN the end quote. Dirty, ignorant colonials! Off with their heads!
I firmly believe that the British are right on this one.
I am in agreement with the Brits as well. Cheers from the U.S.A.!
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The newest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, which is the 16th, has changed its rule regarding this question:

Titles that end in question marks or exclamation points

The title of a work that ends in a question mark or exclamation point should now be followed by a comma if the grammar of the sentence would normally call for one or, in source citations or in an index, if a comma would normally follow the title. 6.119, 8.164, 14.105, 14.178, 16.54.

from: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/about16_rules.html

So, yes, use the comma inside the quotation marks following the question mark or exclamation point.
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