The 2018 Broadway revival of CAROUSEL will begin previews at the Imperial Theatre on February 28th and open on April 12th!
The production will feature Tony Award® winner Jessie Mueller as Julie Jordan, Tony® nominee Joshua Henry as Billy Bigelow, opera star Renee Fleming as Nettie Fowler, Betsy Wolfe as Carrie Pipperidge, Alexander Gemignani as Enoch Snow and Margaret Colin as Mrs. Mullin.
Carousel, written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, follows the tragic romance of carousel barker Billy Bigelow and mill worker Julie Jordan. The show features a catalogue of musical-theater standards including “If I Loved You,” "Soliloquy," “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
In 1999, Time Magazine named Carousel the best musical of the century, saying that Rodgers & Hammerstein “set the standard for the 20th century musical, and this show features their most beautiful score and the most skillful and affecting example of their musical storytelling.”
Rodgers wrote thirty-eight Broadway musicals over the course of his sixty-year career, but he frequently cited Carousel as his favorite. “Oscar never wrote more meaningful or more moving lyrics, and to me, my score is more satisfying than any I’ve ever written…. it affects me deeply every time I see it performed.”
The original production opened on Broadway on April 19, 1945. The show has been revived four times, with the most recent staging winning the 1995 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical.
For more information, visit: www.carouselbroadway.com