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Carousel - 2018 - Broadway

$59-$325

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel has returned to Broadway in a production NPR calls, "The best musical of the season, by far."

Three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien's "sumptuous revival is a high-water mark of classic American musical theater" (Time Out). Starring Tony nominee Joshua Henry, Tony winner Jessie Mueller and four-time Grammy winner Renee Fleming, with choreography by New York City Ballet's Justin Peck, "this ravishing Carousel tingles with the rapture of life in all its contradictions" (The New York Times).

Set in a small New England factory town, Carousel describes the tragic romance between a troubled carnival barker and the woman who gives up everything for him. With a score full of "the theater's most beautiful and enduring songs" (Variety), brought to life through "choreography that would send Rodgers & Hammerstein themselves into waves of happy shivers" (The Washington Post), this incandescently staged story of passion, loss and redemption is "one of the most moving experiences in all of musical theater" (New York Magazine).

"God is in Carousel," raves The Chicago Tribune. "It's the greatest musical ever written." Don't miss this ecstatically acclaimed production of one of musical theater's rarest treasures. "What a gift to have it back on Broadway" (The Hollywood Reporter).

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and 35 minutes, with one intermission

Imperial Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
249 West 45th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Carousel


Review: A ‘Carousel’ That Spins on a Romantically Charged Axis - New York Times
The tragic inevitability of "Carousel" has seldom come across as warmly or as chillingly as it does in this vividly reimagined revival. As directed by Jack O'Brien and choreographed by Justin Peck, with thoughtful and powerful performances by Mr. Henry and Ms. Mueller, the love story at the show's center has never seemed quite as ill-starred or, at the same time, as sexy.

'Carousel' on Broadway 2018 review: This ride gets stuck - NJ.com
So where did this handsome, but fundamentally inert production of "Carousel" go wrong? One way is that, instead of approaching the story of Julie Jordan (Mueller) and her doomed romance with Billy Bigelow (Henry) with a fresh, contemporary point-of-view, O'Brien has doubled down on the nostalgia factor, giving us a "Carousel" that -- save for the darkish lighting scheme and the absence of an actual onstage carousel -- looks and feels like something from 70 years ago. (The set design here is by Santo Loquasto; Brian MacDevitt did the lighting.)


 



 

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by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2018
As BroadwayWorld reported in August, the acclaimed revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical Carousel, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien and choreographed by 2018 Tony Award winner Justin Peck, will play its final Broadway performance at the Imperial Theatre today, September 16, 2018. Preview performances began on Wednesday, February 28 and Carousel officially opened on Thursday, April 12, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2018
As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this month, the acclaimed revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical Carousel, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien and choreographed by 2018 Tony Award winner Justin Peck, will play its final Broadway performance at the Imperial Theatre on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Preview performances began on Wednesday, February 28 and Carousel officially opened on Thursday, April 12, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - August 7, 2018
The acclaimed revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical Carousel, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien and choreographed by 2018 Tony Award winner Justin Peck, announced today that the show will play its final Broadway performance at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Preview performances began on Wednesday, February 28 and Carousel officially opened on Thursday, April 12, 2018.
by Jennifer Broski - August 3, 2018
Lindsay Mendez is currently wowing audiences at the Imperial Theatre with her performance as Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel, and now she'll be turning heads on 44th Street as well. Just yesterday, the newly minted Tony winner received Broadway's second-highest honor- her own portrait at Sardi's. Check out photos from the unveiling ceremony below!
by Jennifer Broski - July 14, 2018
The cast recording for the critically acclaimed revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel was released in stores yesterday, July 13. The cast celebrated the album release with a signing and mini concert at Barnes and Noble. BroadwayWorld was in attendance and you can check out photos below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 12, 2018
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the cast recording for the critically acclaimed revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel (currently available digitally), will be released in stores tomorrow, July 13. Below, BroadwayWorld is excite dto bring you an exclusive clip of Tony nominee Alexander Gemignani as he records 'Mister Snow (reprise)'.
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2018
The new cast recording for the Tony Award-winning revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel is available now on all digital and streaming platforms.
by TV News Desk - June 10, 2018
Watch Justin Peck win the 2018 Tony Award for Best Choreography for CAROUSEL.
by Stage Tube - June 10, 2018
A darling of the Broadway community for years, on Sunday, CAROUSEL's Lindsay Mendez won her first Tony Award. In her acceptance speech, she told a story about how she was encouraged to change her last name when she began her career. Clearly she didn't, and she closed her speech saying, '...be your true selves and the world will take note. Thank you so so much.'
by Stephi Wild - June 9, 2018
Tony winner Leslie Uggams visited Carousel recently, where she hung out backstage with Renee Fleming and sang a bit of a song that the pair are both famous for singing.
by BWW News Desk - June 8, 2018
The new cast recording for the critically acclaimed revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel, nominated for 11 Tony Awards®, is available digitally today, Friday, June 8.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 7, 2018
Watch below as Jessie tells us all about want this nomination means to her, how she's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - June 6, 2018
On Day 26 of 30 Days of Tony, we flashback to the last (and Tony-winning!) revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical, Carousel, which is nominated yet again this year for Best Revival of a Musical.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 2, 2018
Watch below as Lindsay tells us all about want this nomination means to her, how she's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - June 1, 2018
It's June 1st! And just because it's June (June, Joan!), theatre lovers everywhere are playing one of the most beloved (though ridiculous) covers of a Carousel classic- 'June Is Bustin' Out All Over.'