Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

VIDEO: Hangin' on 54th Street with CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Star Sharon D Clarke

Caroline, Or Change is currently running on Broadway at Studio 54.

Broadway has been a long time coming for Sharon D Clarke. The two-time Olivier Award winner finally makes her debut this season in a star-making performance in Roundabout Theatre Company's Caroline, or Change.

"[Starring in this show] is an absolute joy. It's a blessing that I didn't even know was going to come into my life," Clarke told BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge in a recent interview. "And here I am in this glorious city, doing this show which I think is so timely, so important, and so prescient right now. I'm really glad to be bringing it home."

Clarke stars as Caroline Thibodeaux, a Black woman working as a maid for a Jewish family in 1963 Louisiana, as the civil rights movement is transforming America. From Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner and Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori comes the show that pulses with the urgency and passion that's shaping the world today.

"[Caroline, or Change] is thought-provoking and that's the beauty of theatre. Theatre can be escapism and jazz hands and frivolous, but it can also be life-changing. People can see a show and go, 'Woah, I never though about it in that way before. There is something I can do and this has inspired me to go out and do it!' That's the beauty of theatre to me."

Below, watch as Clarke chats more about her Broadway debut, returning to the musical after the shutdown, and much more!

Related Stories

From This Author - BroadwayWorld TV

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night Of Broadway-Bound THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA In Chicago
August 7, 2022

The world premiere production of The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical has officially opened in Chicago! The production began performances on July 19th, and celebrated opening night tonight, August 7th. The production runs through August 21st at Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre. Watch the opening night curtain speeches from producer Kevin McCollum and director Anna D. Shapiro.

VIDEO: Watch ALADDIN, THE LION KING & More Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park
August 4, 2022

Today's lineup featured Disney on Broadway shows including performances from the Broadway casts of Aladdin and The Lion King, plus songs from Frozen. Watch the video here!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's THE COLOR PURPLE
August 4, 2022

Get a first look at The Muny's production of The Color Purple, which began performances August 3rd and runs through August 9th, 2022.

VIDEO: Take a Gander Downtown with COME FROM AWAY
August 4, 2022

Come From Away is in its final summer on Broadway, which means you have just two more months to catch it at its home at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. When you do, take a gander downtown to check out the show's downtown partners, including One World Observatory, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, and the World Trade Center.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3's THE NOSEBLEED
August 1, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 production of The Nosebleed will run through Sunday, August 28 at the Claire Tow Theater. A new play written and directed by Aya Ogawa, Ogawa will also be featured in the production, along with Drae Campbell, Ashil Lee, Chris Manley, Saori Tsukada, and Kaili Y. Turner. Get a first look at footage of the production here!