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Carousel - 2015 - Chicago

Swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. But all too soon, they fall on hard times and unbearable loss. Yet the power of love perseveres, as do the tuneful hits, in this masterpiece of American musical theater. You'll hear "If I Loved You," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," and "You'll Never Walk Alone" all set against the backdrop of an original new production from Lyric Opera.

This American musical masterpiece is headlined by "lust-worthy leading man" (New York Times) Steven Pasquale, star of Broadway and television's The Good Wife, and "sweet-voiced, wholesomely beautiful" (USA Today) Laura Osnes, who was recently Tony-nominated for her title role performance in Cinderella.

This cast of luminaries of the stage and screen is directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford and conducted by Broadway's David Chase. The powerful Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus will perform for a truly once-in-a-lifetime production you don't want to miss!



by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2020
The New York Burlesque Festival is the largest and most acclaimed festival of its kind! It has attracted sold-out crowds since it's 2003 premiere. This October marks the 18th year for this celebrated event, and producers, Thirsty Girl & Pontani Productions are taking the show online.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2020
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced today the reimagined 2020-2021 season. Paper Mill Playhouse will move forward with a mostly digital season, including several original productions to be captured on the Paper Mill stage and optimistically anticipating bringing smaller audiences back to the theater if that becomes possible.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2020
By popular demand, The Studios of Key West has extended its innovative online summer conversation series, 'Between Two Palms,' into the fall. The program invites award-winning theater, television, film and literary personalities online for a lively, unscripted hour-long conversation produced by The Studios.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2020
NORWALK, CT - Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company continues its 34th Season with RFK, the story of Robert F. Kennedy and his growth from husband and father to grieving brother and finally to Democratic Presidential candidate when he was infamously assassinated.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2020
Grace Field returns to the Milton Theatre on October 3, this time bringing you an evening of your favorite Disney music through the decades.
by Elliot Lanes - Sep 26, 2020
Renée Fleming's long and distinguished career includes performing in some of the world's most famous opera houses, performing on Broadway, and being heard on many recordings singing everything from arias to showtunes. Tonight Ms. Fleming will add another honor to her canon as she and Vanessa Williams will become the first artists to perform a live indoor concert onstage at Kennedy Center's Opera House. The evening is entitled A Time to Sing: An Evening with Renée Fleming and Vanessa Williams. While the audience will be very minimal in person, you can watch the concert in your very own living room by purchasing a ticket for the livestream. Click here for details.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020
There's no doubt Paulo Szot can put on an excellent performance! Check out some of his past gigs (and his Tony acceptance speech) before tonight's Birdland concert!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020
A special 'virtual concert' is planned to raise funds to benefit those affected by the August derecho storm that devastated areas of East Central Iowa. The Iowa Concert of Hope will air and stream on Thursday, October 1st at 7pm,
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020
What's Streaming: Classical - Week Of September 28 – October 4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020
The New York Burlesque Festival is the largest and most acclaimed festival of its kind! It has  attracted  sold-out crowds since it's 2003 premiere. 
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 20, 2020
Mezzo Joyce DiDonato set a new standard for the Met’s Live concert series (hosted by Christine Goerke) with a gorgeous recital from the Jahrhunderthalle in Germany that was broadcast live on September 12 and will be available on demand through the Met’s website, now extended through October 23.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2020
Tune in tonight (September 17) and tomorrow (September 18) at 8pm ET to find out which contestants made the Next On Stage: Dance Edition Top 8! In the meantime, we're celebrating musical theatre dancing with just a few of the most iconic Broadway dances from decades past.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2020
With over two thirds of tickets sold for the originally announced dates, audiences now have the chance to buy a new batch of tickets for The Last Five Years as new performance dates are added to accommodate demand for booking. The show will be extending for a further two weeks, through to 14 November 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2020
MCC Theater's annual Miscast gala is one of the most exciting and unique theater events in town. Broadway's hottest stars perform songs from roles in which they would never be cast.
by Laura Fuller - Sep 10, 2020
Sweeping into Crazy Coqs in a haze of red sequins, Janie Dee took to the stage last night at the intimate (yet socially distanced) cabaret venue to deliver her latest show entitled Janie Dee: A New Life.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
A sneak preview of 20 & UNDER SING 20 & OVER has been released ahead of the September 20th concert presentation. This one-night-only virtual cabaret celebrates Broadway musicals written at least 20 years ago, by having rising stars (under the age of 20) pair up with actors from the Broadway or touring company of each show!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
TEDxBroadway organizers announced today the 9th annual event will be held online this year. The date is set for the virtual event for Tuesday, November 17 at 1pm Eastern.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
York City Ballet announced today that the Company will launch a digital fall season on Monday, September 28 which will continue for five weeks through Saturday, October 31, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
Kicking off October 15-25, LitFest 2020a?"coming online this yeara?"invites Canadian bookworms to events from the comfort of home featuring nonfiction notables Lindy West, Vivek Shraya, Michelle Parise, and more. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020
The current production of The Last Five Years now playing at Southwark Playhouse until 14 November confirms it has been filmed and will be released worldwide over 5 days via new platform
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami will reopen its doors to the public with the long-awaited unveiling of its exhibition, 'Raúl de Nieves: Eternal Return and The Obsidian Heart,' curated Risa Puleo. The exhibition will be on display at MOCA from Oct. 15, 2020, through March 21, 2021.
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2020
Nashville indie pop band-turned-community Okey Dokey just shared “Wine Friends,” the newest offering from their upcoming album Once Upon One Time.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020
The New York Pops is presenting a virtual benefit concert featuring Kelli O'Hara on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. EST hosted by New York Pops Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2020
Event chair and host Barbara Davis and co-chair Dana Davis announced today that Sir Michael Caine, David Copperfield, John Elway, Kenny G, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Hudson, Lionel Richie, Maria Shriver, Sam Smith, Sir Rod Stewart, Pia Toscano, and Usher join the virtual 2020 Carousel of Hope Ball on Saturday, October 10 at 6pm PT / 9pm ET.
by Student Blogger: Emily Naud - Oct 5, 2020
Looking for a musical to listen to for any mood? Check out this list!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2020
You voted, here they are! In no particular order, meet our top 10 in the college category.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2020
Original Theatre Company will present its fourth original online production since theatres were closed by the Government in March this year.  The Haunting of Alice Bowles is a new supernatural thriller by Philip Franks adapted for the first time from the M.R. James chilling short ghost story, The Experiment.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2020
New York City Ballet today announced that it will be unable to perform at the David H. Koch Theater during the winter and spring of 2021 due to continuing health concerns and mandatory New York State and New York City regulations prohibiting large-scale, live indoor gatherings which are required for both NYCB's rehearsals and performances.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020
Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre is producing a Nutcracker film, called Clara's Dream!  Enjoy your favorite Santa Cruz tradition, even in these uncertain and uncharted times.  This film will be available for download and/or live stream after Thanksgiving.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
From the Writer and Producers of Off Broadway's 2019 REVELATION: THE MUSICAL, comes a new musical ECCLESIASTES: THE CIRCUS OF LIFE for a one-night cabaret.
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
Audra McDonald and Steven Pasquale will star in the upcoming six-episode series 'The Second Wave' at Spectrum Originals.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
Door Shakespeare has announced their second virtual production: The Comedy of Errors, by William Shakespeare. The Comedy of Errors streams to homes from Tuesday, October 27 through Monday, November 16.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has announced NJSO Virtual 20-21, a season of free digital experiences, from broadcasts of virtual orchestral concerts led by Music Director Xian Zhang at NJPAC to solo and chamber performances in iconic New Jersey locations to collaborations with fellow New Jersey arts organizations.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
Derrick Davis is bringing An Evening of Broadway to the Lied Center For Performing Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
Playing Davida's sisters (who function as the show's narrators) are Cassie Donegan of Nashville, Tennessee as Abigail and Gabriela Gonzalez (a sophomore at Winthrop University) of Charlotte, North Carolina as Zeruiah.
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced participants wearing purple or going purple online today for Spirit Day in a united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBTQ youth.
by Student Blogger: Izzy Betz - Oct 14, 2020
I am here with my first BWW Blog Post to share with you all the best theatrical/musical content available right at your fingertips! 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2020
BroadwayHD today announced that it will be bringing the San Francisco Opera's 2014 performance of Show Boat exclusively to their platform. This dynamic production of the iconic hit, directed by Francesca Zambello, will be available on the service beginning October 16.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the casts for Sing in a New Year! and Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein, the first two productions to be produced on the Paper Mill stage since the pandemic shut down the theater in March.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020
The new musical STICKS & STONES premieres on Friday, October 16th at 8:00 p.m. on and It stars Joshua Colley, Mykal Kilgore, Javier Muñoz, George Salazar, Broadway legend Audra McDonald and 135 young performers from around the world.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020
Goodspeed Musicals has announced that Broadway actor and Goodspeed's own Billy Bigelow, James Snyder (Goodspeed's Carousel; Broadway's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, In Transit, If/Then) will perform a special number during Shakin' the Blues Away: A Virtual Gala Concert for Goodspeed.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2020
Today's top stories: check out the all new trailer and poster for the upcoming film adaptation of Everybody's Talking About Jamie, hear inspiring words from James Monroe Iglehart about the return of Broadway, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out this weekend's highlights from some of your favorites, including Samantha Barks, Patrick Page, James Monroe Iglehart, and more!
by Vikki Jane Vile - Oct 11, 2020
The Royal Ballet returned to the stage for the first time in seven months on Friday night. Yes, I could contextualise about how this was bitter sweet and dampened by social distancing but, the dance was too stupendous to give any time to that so let's not and just marvel about how wonderful it was to see them again. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2020
Last night, event chair and host Barbara Davis and co-chair Dana Davis led a star-studded line-up of talent for the 2020 Carousel of Hope Ball, put on by the Childrena's Diabetes Foundation, which raised over $1 Million for clinical care and diabetes research for the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 10, 2020
This week's Theater Stories features The Belasco Theater! Learn about the legendary theater-maker David Belasco, the history of the theater's Broadway plays, the apartment built above the theater and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2020
This weekend (October 10-11) in live streaming: Next on Stage: Beth Leavel sings with Seth Rudetsky, Jessica Vosk sings at Birdland, and so much more!
by TV News Desk - Oct 1, 2020
All seven seasons of AMC’s multi-Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning drama Mad Men are now available commercial-free on AMC+, the company’s new premium subscription bundle.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the premiere of Awake at Night, a virtual reading of modern takes on stories by Edgar Allan Poe, adapted by Will Pomerantz, on Wednesday, October 21, at 8 p.m. at