New in 2018 A revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical that tells the story of millworker Julie Jordan, carousel barker Billy Bigelow, and their ultimately destructive relationship.
From the producers: Set in a small New England factory town, "Carousel" describes 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 "set the standard for the 20th century musical" (Time Magazine) and would captivate theatergoers for generations to come. Featuring some of the most beloved numbers in the American songbook, "Carousel" is "nothing less than a masterpiece" (The New York Times).
"Carousel" is the second musical by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The 1945 work was adapted from Ferenc Molnár's 1909 play "Liliom", transplanting its Budapest setting to the Maine coastline. The show includes the well-known songs "If I Loved You", "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" and "You'll Never Walk Alone". Richard Rodgers later wrote that "Carousel" was his favorite of all his musicals. The piece has been repeatedly revived, and has been recorded several times, including a well received revival that played London in 1992 and Broadway in 1994, directed by Nicholas Hytner.
"Carousel" features Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller ("Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," "Waitress") as Julie Jordan, Tony nominee Joshua Henry ("Violet," "The Scottsboro Boys") as Billy Bigelow, and Grammy-winning opera star Renée Fleming ("Living on Love") as Nettie Fowler. Tony winner Jack O’Brien ("The Full Monty," "Hairspray," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") directs.