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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless musical Carousel returns to Broadway for the first time in more than two decades, in a new production starring Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry (Hamilton, Shuffle Along), Tony winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful, Waitress), and operatic superstar Renée Fleming in her first-ever appearance in a Broadway musical. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien (The Front Page, The Coast of Utopia) directs, with choreography by New York City Ballet’s Justin Peck. Elevated to an epic scale with a sweeping musical score and incandescent ballet sequences, this story of passion, loss and redemption introduced Broadway to a new manner of musical drama when it premiered in 1945, and it has captivated theatergoers for generations.
Based on Ferenc Molnar’s play, Liliom, this classic musical tells the story of brash carousel barker Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan, a quiet girl who works in the mill, fall in love, marry, and have a stormy relationship that leads to tragedy and an attempt at mending old wounds from beyond the grave and features a score full of recognizable melodies including “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “If I Loved You,” along with many others.
First Preview: February 28, 2018
Opening: April 12, 2018
Closing: September 16, 2018
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Cover: Jessie Mueller and Joshua Henry; photo: Julieta Cervantes.