STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/2- CAROUSEL
Welcome to BWW's ON THIS DAY Series celebrating theatrical birthdays, openings and special events that took place on this day in theatre history!
Today in 1954, Carousel opened at City Center, where it ran for 79 performances. Carousel is the Second Stage musical by the team of Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics). The work premiered in 1945 and was adapted from Ferenc Molnár's 1909 play Liliom, transplanting its Budapest setting to the Maine coastline. The story revolves around carousel barker Billy Bigelow, whose romance with millworker Julie Jordan comes at the price of both their jobs. He attempts a robbery to provide for Julie and their unborn child; when it goes wrong, he has a chance to make things right.
In celebration of this day, we bring you 'You'll Never Walk Alone' as performed by Shirley Verrett. Click below to check it out!
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