Carousel Revival 2018

Run Time:
Two hours and 35 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 9+
Opened: April 12, 2018
Closing: September 16, 2018

Carousel - 2018 - Broadway History , Info & More

Imperial Theatre (Broadway)
249 West 45th St. New York, NY

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).

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Review: The Brilliantly Bitter Pill of ‘Carousel’ on Broadway
8 / 10

The current Broadway production, which opens Thursday night directed by Jack O'Brien, does not stint on the darkness of the source material, and it doesn't resolve or make easy for a modern audience one of its most pronounced storylines-the violence Billy Bigelow (Joshua Henry, who will surely be Tony-nominated for a third time for his excellently sung performance) shows to his wife, Julie Jordan (the Tony-winning Jessie Mueller), and his repeated lack of repentance for it.

Carousel
8 / 10

Carousel's sumptuous new Broadway revival plows steadily through the show's darker currents. Director Jack O'Brien invites us to admire the show as an exemplar of classic American musical theater, lovingly emphasizing its virtues. Prime among them is Rodgers and Hammerstein's innovative and varied score, repolished by orchestrator Jonathan Tunick and sterlingly sung by the cast; Henry offers a powerful account of Billy's long and winding first-act finale, 'Soliloquy,' and opera star Renée Fleming-though too grand in manner for the role of Julie's kindly cousin-adds elegant vocal luster to the stirring 'You'll Never Walk Alone.' The gorgeous choreography, by New York City Ballet's Justin Peck, is danced with aplomb by a very fine ensemble led by NYCB's Brittany Pollack and Amar Ramasar. Santo Loquasto's set, Ann Roth's costumes and Brian MacDevitt's lighting are first-class.

Time to Hop Off! CAROUSEL Takes Final Broadway Bow Today
by Nicole Rosky - 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.

BWW Interview: Margaret Colin Gets Ready to Close Up Mrs. Mullin's Carousel
by Nicole Rosky - 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.

Photo Coverage: An Upstandin' Lady Is She! CAROUSEL's Lindsay Mendez Celebrates New Sardi's Portrait
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!

CAROUSEL to Close on Broadway September 16th
by Robert Diamond - 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.

Photo Coverage: The Cast of CAROUSEL Celebrates Cast Recording Release at Barnes and Noble
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!

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Alexander Gemignani Record the CAROUSEL Cast Album!
by Nicole Rosky - 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)'.

Revival Cast Recording of CAROUSEL is Busting Out on Streaming Services Today!
by A.A. Cristi - 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.

VIDEO: Watch Justin Peck's Accept the Best Choreography Tony Award for CAROUSEL
by Macon Prickett - June 10, 2018

Watch Justin Peck win the 2018 Tony Award for Best Choreography for CAROUSEL.

VIDEO: CAROUSEL's Lindsay Mendez Tearfully Accepts Tony Award Encouraging Others to be their True Selves
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.'

VIDEO: Leslie Uggams Visits CAROUSEL and Sings 'June Is Bustin' Out All Over' With Renee Fleming
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.

CAROUSEL Cast Album Available Digitally Today
by Julie Musbach - 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.

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony, Day 26- Tony-Winning Revival of CAROUSEL Stuns the 1994 Ceremony
by A.A. Cristi - 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.

Just Because It's June... Leslie Uggams Passes On Advice to CAROUSEL's Renee Fleming
by Nicole Rosky - 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.'

Theater Talk: Tony Nominees Jessie Mueller & Joshua Henry Sing from CAROUSEL!
by Theater Talk - May 29, 2018

As Broadway revs up for the TONY Awards, THEATER TALK welcomes Tony nominated actors JOSHUA HENRY and JESSIE MUELLER from RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN's CAROUSEL, who along with the show's Musical Supervisor ANDY EINHORN, perform excerpts from the show's classic 'Bench Scene' number and discuss its brilliant musical architecture with co-hosts JESSE GREEN of 'The New York Times' and SUSAN HASKINS. Next, TONY-nominated director GEORGE C. WOLFE shares his insights into Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece THE ICEMAN COMETH and how they have influenced his absorbing revival of this classic American play, starring Denzel Washington and David Morse. JAN SIMPSON of BroadwayRadio co-hosts with Haskins.

CAROUSEL Revival Cast Album to Be Available Digitally June 8th, in Stores July 13
by Julie Musbach - May 23, 2018

Producers Roy Furman and Scott Rudin announced today that the critically acclaimed revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel, now nominated for 11 Tony Awards®, will release a new cast recording. Available digitally on Friday, June 8, the album will be in stores on Friday, July 13.

VIDEO: Joshua Henry Gets Back in the Bigelow Flow with CAROUSEL Co-Star Renee Fleming
by A.A. Cristi - May 21, 2018

It wasn't long ago that Joshua Henry, who recently starred in the original Chicago company of Hamilton, brought us #HamJams- his own versions of Lin-Manuel Miranda's tunes. Now he's playing Billy Bigelow in Carousel (a performance for which he just earned his third Tony nomination) and he's mixing up the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Jessie Mueller
by Nicole Rosky - 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!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Lindsay Mendez
by Nicole Rosky - 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!

Carousel FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Waltz Suite: Carousel
You're a Queer One, Julie Jordan
When I Marry Mister Snow
If I Loved You
June Is Bustin' Out All Over
June Dance
When the Children Are Asleep
Blow High, Blow Low
Hornpipe Dance
Soliloquy
This Was a Real Nice Clambake
Geraniums in the Winder
There's Nothin' So Bad for a Woman
What's the Use of Wond'rin'
You'll Never Walk Alone
The Highest Judge of All
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Carousel has been nominated for the following Tony Awards: Best Choreography for Justin Peck, Best Costume Design of a Musical for Ann Roth, Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Brian MacDevitt, Best Orchestrations for Jonathan Tunick, Best Revival of a Musical for Carousel, and Best Sound Design of a Musical for Scott Lehrer.
Carousel has won the following Tony Awards: Best Choreography for Justin Peck, Best Costume Design of a Musical for Ann Roth, Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Brian MacDevitt, Best Orchestrations for Jonathan Tunick, Best Revival of a Musical for Carousel, and Best Sound Design of a Musical for Scott Lehrer.
Carousel has been nominated for several prestigious awards, including Outstanding Director of a Musical for Jack O'Brien, Outstanding Fight Choreography for Steve Rankin, Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical for Brian MacDevitt, Outstanding Orchestrations for Jonathan Tunick, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Set Design for a Musical for Santo Loquasto, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical for Scott Lehrer, The LaDuca Award for Outstanding Choreography for Justin Peck, Distinguished Performance Award for Joshua Henry and Jessie Mueller. The show has also been nominated for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for Mean Girls, Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for Carousel, Outstanding Choreographer for Justin Peck, Outstanding Orchestrations for Jonathan Tunick, and Outstanding Revival of a Musical for Carousel.
Carousel has won several awards, including Outstanding Director of a Musical for Jack O'Brien, Outstanding Fight Choreography for Steve Rankin, Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical for Brian MacDevitt, Outstanding Orchestrations for Jonathan Tunick, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Set Design for a Musical for Santo Loquasto, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical for Scott Lehrer, The LaDuca Award for Outstanding Choreography for Justin Peck, Distinguished Performance Award for Joshua Henry, Distinguished Performance Award for Jessie Mueller, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical for Mean Girls, Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical for Carousel, Outstanding Choreographer for Justin Peck, Outstanding Orchestrations for Jonathan Tunick, and Outstanding Revival of a Musical.

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