2hr. 45min. (1 intermission)
Previews Feb 28, 2018
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
One of the most iconic works in American theater returns to Broadway for the first time in more than two decades. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's timeless musical Carousel comes to life in a new production starring Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry (Hamilton, Shuffle Along), Tony winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful, Waitress), and Renée Fleming in her first-ever appearance in a Broadway musical. Multi-Tony winner Jack O'Brien (The Front Page, The Coast of Utopia) directs, with choreography by New York City Ballet's Justin Peck.
Set in a small New England factory town, Carousel depicts the tragic romance between a troubled carnival barker and the young woman who gives up everything for him. Elevated to an epic scale with a sweeping musical score and incandescent ballet sequences, this story of passion, loss, and redemption introduced Broadway to a new manner of musical drama — one that produced some of the American Songbook's most iconic numbers and would captivate theatergoers for generations to come.