Ages: 9+
Opened: June 7, 1950

Carousel - 1950 - West End History , Info & More

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Catherine Street London WC2B 5JB London

Based on Liliom by Ferenc Molnár

From a translation by Benjamin F. Glazer

Join us in July for one of Rogers and Hammerstein’s most cherished musicals,

Carousel. With classic songs such as “If I Loved You”, “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, this story touches upon life, love, and family. Brilliant sets, costumes, and an unbeatable cast complement this celebrated Broadway score. Under the stars, come rain or shine, Carousel will be an experience you won’t soon forget.

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Noel Marie Belts Broadway In New Playhouse Cabaret in April
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 26, 2021

The Winter Park Playhouse continues its Spotlight Cabaret Series with the newest solo cabaret from professional vocalist Noel Marie - The ABC's of Broadway. 

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 26, 2021

The Des Moines Playhouse will continue to present live theatre with two shows this spring, Some Enchanted Evening – The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Apr. 9-May 9, 2021, and, for families, The Velveteen Rabbit, Apr. 16-May 2, 2021. In-person performances will be presented in repertory, alternating shows by the week, in the John Viars Theatre.

Bronx Arts Ensemble Appoints Judith Insell As Executive Director
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 25, 2021

Bronx Arts Ensemble announces the elevation of Judith Insell to Executive Director. Previously, in the summer of 2020, Insell was elevated to the position Artistic Director for BAE.

Lauren Sanderson Unveils Video for 'Hi'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 25, 2021

The track has been added to playlists including Apple Music's New in Pop, Spotify's Indie Pop and Alone Again, NPR and Vevo's New Music Friday, Shazam's Best of the Week and more and praised by press including Ones To Watch, MTV, Gay Times, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine and Atwood Magazine.

Student Blog: Comparing Cinderellas
by Student Blogger: Grace Callahan - Mar 25, 2021

A few days ago, I read an article about Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new stage adaptation of Cinderella. There are few details on the story, but we do know that Emerald Fennell has written the book, and that Carrie Hope Fletcher is set to star. Due to the May reopening of the West End, the production recently dove back into rehearsals.

Bronx Arts Ensemble Appoints Judith Insell As Executive Director     �¿ 
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2021

Bronx Arts Ensemble announces the elevation of Judith Insell to Executive Director. Previously, in the summer of 2020, Insell was elevated to the position Artistic Director for BAE.

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES World Premiere Postponed at Goodspeed Musicals; SOUTH PACIFIC Delayed to Fall
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2021

The much-anticipated production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific will be delayed and is projected to open in September. 

Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA to Have Australian Premiere in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2021

Continuing their collaboration of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musicals, most recently The King and I, Opera Australia and The Gordon Frost Organisation are uniting again to produce the Tony Award-winning Broadway production for the first time in Australia, with support from the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2021

Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced The New Classics: Songs from the New Golden Age of Musical Theater, a virtual cabaret starring Broadway’s Gavin Creel, Nikki Renée Daniels, and Norm Lewis, plus Amanda Castro, Jenn Gambatese, Jo Lampert, and Heath Saunders, with David Chase as music director and featuring members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra.

Joshua Henry and His Wife Cathryn Stringer Welcome Twins
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2021

BroadwayWorld extends a huge congratulations to Joshua Henry and his wife Cathryn Stringer on the birth of their twins, Max and Leo.

BWW Review: Joshua Henry's Debut EP 'Guarantee' is a Soulful Delight
by Stephi Wild - Mar 23, 2021

Broadway favorite Joshua Henry just released his debut EP Guarantee via S-Curve Records/BMG.

BWW JUKEBOX: ¡Feliz día del padre!
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 19, 2021

De EL REY LEON a LOS MISERABLES pasando por MAMMA MÍA! o LA BELLA Y LA BESTIA, en Teatro y Cine Musical hay grandes temas de padres e hijos. ¡No te los pierdas!

CCAE Theatricals Presents 9th Annual RISING STARS
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 18, 2021

CCAE Theatricals will present a showcase of some of the area's brightest Rising Stars to audiences for the first time in Escondido!

2021 WhatsOnStage Awards Available to View Four More Times
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2021

For those that missed last Sunday’s 2021 WhatsOnStage Awards, there is an opportunity to watch the event with four upcoming encore screenings – in honour of World Theatre day on 27 and 28 March at 3pm and 7pm. Tickets are £15 and are on sale now.

BWW Interview: Hannah Jane of TAKE ME BACK TO BROADWAY
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 19, 2021

Up and comer Hannah Jane hasn't been waiting around for the audiences and she to be reunited... that's what the internet is for! So the Broadway devotee will be presenting her concert about her love of musical theater on Facebook Live on March 24th at 7 pm.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of March 15 - David Suchet Autobiography, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2021

This week's list includes an album featuring Bernstein music performed by the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the first volume of Stage Door Records' 'Show Time' Series EP collection, an autobiography by stage and film actor David Suchet, and more!

Wendell Pierce and the Company of the World Premiere Musical ROW to Join 2021 WTF Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2021

Today, Williamstown Theatre Festival announced additional participants for the 2021 WTF Gala taking place virtually on Wednesday, April 7. Joining the festivities will be Olivier Award nominee Wendell Pierce (Death of a Salesman) who is a co-founder of Black Theatre United, a partner in WTF’s new Early Career BIPOC Theatre-Makers Program.

Darius de Haas Joins Bucks County Playhouse's Spring Concert Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2021

Entitled, “A Song for You: An Evening with Darius de Haas” and created especially for the Playhouse, the concert includes songs from the Great American Songbook to Broadway to beloved artists like Nat King Cole and Stevie Wonder. Performances will be held at Bucks County Playhouse on Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10 at 8 pm.

Wake Up With BWW 3/16: OSCARS Nominations Include Leslie Odom Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2021

Today's top stories: Oscar nominations, Jagged Little Pill cast celebrates its Grammy win, and more!

VIDEO: Brittany Howard Performs 'You'll Never Walk Alone' From CAROUSEL During the GRAMMYS
by Stage Tube - Mar 15, 2021

Brittany Howard performed Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic tune 'You'll Never Walk Alone' during last night's Grammy Awards ceremony.

Children's Book Readings Begin at Bay Street Theater, March 27
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 11, 2021

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced Story Time, an eight-part program of children's book readings, read out loud by the authors themselves, starts Saturday, March 27, at 10:30 am via Zoom through May 15. Parents are encouraged to purchase the book, so their child can read along with the author.

Joshua Henry Releases Music Video for 'Guarantee'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 11, 2021

The EP’s lead single “Hold Me” explores the balance of the relentless pursuit of a dream while needing to ask for love and support. The track pairs Henry’s regal falsetto with a rippling and kinetic neo-soul production and was added to numerous playlists including Spotify’s 'New Music Friday.'

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, March 11- with Emily Skinner, Brandon Victor Dixon, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 11, 2021

Today (March 11) in live streaming: Emily Skinner visits Backstage Live, Brandon Victor Dixon joins Black Broadway Men, and more!

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Reflects on a Year Without Broadway on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2021

Audra McDonald discusses a year without Broadway, gushes about the star-studded cast of The Good Fight and shares her experience meeting Aretha Franklin.

Brandon Victor Dixon to Appear in Conversation with Black Broadway Men
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 9, 2021

This Thursday evening, Tony & Emmy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon will join the nonprofit organization Black Broadway Men for an exclusive and thrilling conversation discussing his inspirations, trials, triumphs and his deep philanthropic call to the culture using his art and talent.

New Programming Added to Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2020/21 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2021

Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced additional programs to add to the variety of offerings in its reimagined 2020/21 Season. These include a concert honoring Sir Andrew Davis; a new approach to the annual Rising Stars in Concert by The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center Ensemble and more.

Central City Opera to Present Mainstage Productions of CAROUSEL and RIGOLETTO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2021

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved musical Carousel and Verdi’s thriller, Rigoletto, will be produced as open-air, socially-distanced performances at Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Colo., while Purcell’s bewitching, hour-long opera Dido and Aeneas and the CCO Al Fresco concert series will be presented in the Opera House Gardens in Central City, Colo.

The Music Center's Spotlight Program Announces 112 Semifinalists
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2021

Following two rounds of virtual auditions, The Music Center has selected 112 of Southern California’s most talented high school students as semifinalists in The Music Center’s 33rd annual Spotlight (Spotlight) program, a free nationally acclaimed arts training and scholarship program for teens.

Grandes mujeres que cambiaron la historia del Teatro Musical
by Cristina Martinez - Mar 8, 2021

En el día internacional de la mujer queríamos rendir homenaje a alguna de las grandes mujeres que forjaron el teatro musical y cambiaron la historia de Broadway y del teatro musical internacional.

Wake Up With BWW 3/8: Eva Noblezada Sings MEAN GIRLS With Seth Rudetsky, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2021

Today's top stories: Eva Noblezada sings 'I'd Rather Be Me' from Mean Girls as part of her concert with Seth Rudetsky, and more!

Celebrating Women's History Month: Women in Theatre Through the Decades: 1980s-1990s
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2021

With Women in Theatre Through the Decades, we will be highlighting the vital role that women have played in theatre history, showcasing those who paved the way and who continue to make history today. This week, we are highlighting the accomplishments of women in theatre throughout the 1980s and the 1990s!

BWW Review: BECK CENTER BROADWAY ALUMS IN CONCERT at Beck Center For The Arts/on-line
by Roy Berko - Mar 6, 2021

Beck's stream is a total must see!

Seattle Center Arts, Entertainment And Education Offered Virtually Throughout March
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 5, 2021

Seattle Center public program partners and resident organizations offer a wide range of free and affordable virtual activities in March. The online and on-air programming includes traditional music and dance, ballet, opera, audio plays, a broad range of films, educational classes, demonstrations, discussion forums and more. Seattle Center Arts at Home lists information on these and additional online options at 

VIDEO: Dancers Perform COOL From WEST SIDE STORY Around New York City in New Video Directed by Josh Bergasse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 4, 2021

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century has released its next virtual video, “Cool” from West Side Story, performed by 10 extraordinary dancers around New York City. “Cool” was directed by Tony Award nominee Joshua Bergasse, with choreography by Jerome Robbins recreated by Robert La Fosse.

Joshua Henry Releases Debut EP, 'Guarantee'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 4, 2021

Henry also shares the album’s title track “Guarantee” today, noting “‘Guarantee’ is about the things we look at as certainties in life.

National Theatre Of Parramatta Presents Two Of The  Brightest New Voices In Western Sydney In LAUNCHPAD
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2021

Launchpad – Double Bill shares stories of the space in between years - the time just after high school and post university. With the works traversing the glittering lights of Mardi Gras, through to the Moulin Rouge and back again to the streets of Fairfield and the RSL. It's about pivotal moments in life where your redefining relationships, discovering insights about yourself and trying to figure out what's next! 

46 Broadway Quotes and Lyrics for Your Yearbook
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Mar 4, 2021

Looking for the perfect Broadway-themed yearbook quote? We've rounded up 46 different lines and lyrics from the biggest shows on Broadway that would look great next to your yearbook picture!

VIDEO: Signature Theatre Releases 10th Episode of THE SIGNATURE SHOW
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2021

Signature Theatre has released the tenth episode of The Signature Show, a free half-hour digital experience featuring performances by acclaimed artists, interviews, celebration of new musical voices and memories of Signature’s past and a glimpse into its future.

YPT Announces New Artistic Director, Herbie Barnes
by Stephi Wild - Mar 2, 2021

Jenine Krause and David Scandiffio, Co-Chairs of the Young People’s Theatre (YPT) Board of Directors, today announced the appointment of Herbie Barnes as the next Artistic Director of YPT.

Theater Stories: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CAROUSEL, SOUTH PACIFIC and More About The Majestic Theatre!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Majestic Theatre! Learn about some of the best-known shows to grace the stage of the Majestic Theatre, including Carousel, South Pacific, Camelot, Phantom of the Opera, and many more!

Wake Up With BWW 3/1: Brian Stokes Mitchell in Concert With Seth Rudetsky, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2021

Today's top stories: Nick Jonas sings 'Drink With Me' from Les Miserables on Saturday Night Live, Brian Stokes Mitchell sings 'Stars' in concert with Seth Rudetsky, Andre De Shields performs as Frederick Douglass, and more!

Broadway OUTSIDE The Barn Returns With Nicholas Rodriguez
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 26, 2021

Holmdel Theatre Company will kick off their 2021 Broadway Outside the Barn series with NICHOLAS RODRIGUEZ: The First Time... on Saturday, April 24th at 7 PM ET. Making his Holmdel debut, the Broadway actor (Tarzan) will perform his acclaimed solo show to a socially distanced audience outside the Duncan Smith Theater.

NJSO and Paper Mill Playhouse Present 'Tonight' With Belinda Allyn and Matt Doyle
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 26, 2021

Stage stars Belinda Allyn and Matt Doyle join an NJSO string quartet for an at-home performance of “Tonight” from West Side Story on March 2 at 7 pm. The performance is part of a collaborative series presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Paper Mill Playhouse.

BEETLEJUICE The Musical Will Haunt Brazil in 2022
by Alan Henry - Feb 25, 2021

Beetlejuice the musical is set to haunt brazil next year in its first internationally licensed production next year.

Celebrating Women's History Month: Women in Theatre Through the Decades: 1940s-1950s
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2021

Through our Women in Theatre Through the Decades features, we will be highlighting the vital role that women have played in theatre history, showcasing those who paved the way and who continue to make history today. 

Hammerstein Museum Announces Honorary Advisory Board
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2021

The nonprofit Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center (OHMTEC) today announced that several internationally prominent figures from the stage, film and vocal music world are joining as Honorary Advisory Board members in support of the museum. 

Joshua Henry Will Release 'Guarantee' EP March 4
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 22, 2021

Fans that pre-order the album will automatically be entered to win a chance to join Joshua virtually for his “Guaranteed Great Night In” hosted by Question Party?!

Asolo Rep Announces Casting for CAMELOT Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 19, 2021

Asolo Rep has announced casting for its upcoming production of Lerner and Loewe's Camelot. This concert production of David Lee's adaptation previews March 17 and 18, opens March 19 and runs through March 31 on Asolo Rep's outdoor Terrace Stage, located on the front steps of the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.

BWW Blog: Highlighting Landmark Moments in Black Theatre History
by Student Blogger: Joey Tabasco - Feb 18, 2021

Theatre would not be theatre without the efforts of Black artists, and it’s important to learn about their impact on the industry. In honor of Black History Month, here is a timeline of theatre milestones achieved by Black professionals. 

VIDEO: On This Day, February 20: Happy Birthday, Jessie Mueller!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 20, 2021

On this day we celebrate the birthday of Broadway favorite, Jessie Mueller!


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
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
Carousel has had 23 productions including Broadway which opened in 1945, Broadway which opened in 1945, Broadway which opened in 1949, Broadway which opened in 1949, West End which opened in 1950, Broadway which opened in 1954, Broadway which opened in 1954, Broadway which opened in 1957, Broadway which opened in 1957, Broadway which opened in 1965, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1985, West End which opened in 1992, Broadway which opened in 1994, Broadway which opened in 1994, US Tour which opened in 1996, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 2001, Off-Broadway which opened in 2002, London Fringe which opened in 2002, West End which opened in 2008, Los Angeles which opened in 2010, Chicago which opened in 2015, West End which opened in 2017 and Broadway which opened in 2018.



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