Caroline, or Change 2004

Run Time:
Two hours and 25 minutes with one intermission
Ages: 12+
Opened: May 2, 2004
Closing: August 29, 2004

Caroline, or Change - 2004 - Broadway History , Info & More

Caroline, or Change takes place in Louisiana in 1963, just before President Kennedy's assassination and during the Civil Rights movement. Caroline is the black maid of the Gellmans, a Southern family, made up of a father, his new wife and the man's young son, Noah. The son's birth mother has recently died, and the stepmother is trying to establish a relationship with the child, who already has a close connection with Caroline. The title has a double meaning, referring to the myriad social changes swirling around the family and a family argument surrounding the spare change perpetually found in the boy's pants pockets.

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16 Feet Beneath the Sea
The Radio
Laundry Quintet
Noah Down the Stairs
The Cigarette
Laundry Finish
The Dryer
I Got Four Kids
Caroline, There's Extra Food
There is No God, Noah
Rose Stopnick Can Cook
Long Distance
Dotty and Caroline
Moon Change
Moon Trio
The Bus
That Can't Be
Noah and Rose
Duets: No One Waitin'
Duets: 'Night Mamma
Duets: Gonna Pass Me a Law
Duets: Noah Go to Sleep
Noah Has a Problem
Stuart and Noah
Quarter in the Bleach Cup
Caroline Takes My Money Home
Roosevelt Petrucius Coleslaw
Santa Comin' Caroline
Little Reward
Mr. Gellman's Shirt
Ooh Child
Rose Recovers
I Saw Three Ships
The Chanukah Party
Dotty and Emmie
I Don't Want My Child to Hear That
Mr. Stopnick and Emmie
Kitchen Fight
A Twenty Dollar Bill and Why
I Hate the Bus
Moon, Emmie and Stuart Trio
The Twenty Dollar Bill
Caroline and Noah Fight
Sunday Morning
Lot's Wife
Salty Teardrops
Why Does Our House Have a Basement?
Caroline, or Change has had 10 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2002, Off-Broadway which opened in 2003, Off-Broadway which opened in 2003, Broadway which opened in 2004, Broadway which opened in 2004, which opened in 2004, Washington, DC (Regional) which opened in 2006, London which opened in 2006, West End which opened in 2018 and Broadway which opened in 2021.
Caroline, or Change has been nominated for several Tony Awards. These include Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical for Tony Kushner, Best Direction of a Musical for George C. Wolfe, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Jeanine Tesori, and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Tony Kushner.
Caroline, or Change has been nominated for several awards. These include Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Tony Kushner, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for George C. Wolfe, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Jeanine Tesori, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Caroline, or Change, Outstanding Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for George C. Wolfe, and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Anika Noni Rose.
Caroline, or Change has won several awards, including the following: Outstanding Book of a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for Tony Kushner, Outstanding Director - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for George C. Wolfe, Outstanding Music at the Drama Desk Awards for Jeanine Tesori, Outstanding Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for Caroline, or Change, Outstanding Broadway Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding Director of a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for George C. Wolfe, and Performance at the Theatre World Awards for Anika Noni Rose.