Carousel, “one of the most hallowed works of the American stage” (The New York Times), returns to Broadway for the first time in more than two decades.
Rodgers & 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. Three-time 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 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.