Carousel Summary

  • Carousel is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: February 28, 2018
  • Opens April 12, 2018
  • Show Closed: September 16, 2018

Carousel is back on Broadway! The second musical ever written by the powerhouse songwriting team Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Carousel first debuted on Broadway in 1945, when it won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical, as that was before the Tony Awards were established in 1947.

Carousel on Broadway Background

Carousel has an expansive history on Broadway. The show was revived for a brief run in 1949, a summer run in 1954, another brief run in 1957 and then a proper run in 1994 to 1995, the last of which won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Finally, this beloved show has found its way back to Broadway. The 2018 revival is directed by Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, who has also helmed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Front Page, It’s Only a Play, Macbeth, The Nance, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and many more.

This production stars Jessie Mueller (Beautiful, Waitress) as Julie Jordan, a mill worker who strikes up a romance with a carousel barker named Billy Bigelow, who in this production is played by Joshua Henry (Shuffle Along, Hamilton). The production also stars Grammy Award winning opera singer Renée Fleming (Living on Love) as Nettie Fowler, Julie’s cousin who houses them during tough times.

What’s Carousel Like?

This revival is produced by one of Broadway’s most reliably excellent producers, Scott Rudin, along with Roy Furman. The cast is unparalleled, starring Jessie Mueller, one of the most exciting young stars on Broadway today, has been nominated for three Tony Awards: Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which she won & a nomination for the same award for Waitress. She plays opposite Joshua Henry, who has played Aaron Burr in the touring company of Hamilton, and whose Broadway credits include Shuffle Along, Violet, and Bring It On: The Musical. Renée Fleming also stars, following her debut in Living on Love. Fleming, a globally renowned opera singer and soprano, has received 4 Grammy Awards: for albums "Poèmes", "Verismo", "Bel Canto" & "The Beautiful Voice".

Is Carousel Good for Kids?

The show is most appropriate for those aged 8 and over. Children under the age of 4 will not be permitted in the theatre.

Theatre Information

Imperial Theatre

249 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,417
Entrance: 45th Street, between 7th and 8th Ave
Theatre Information

Imperial Theatre Seating Chart

Carousel Marquee

Carousel Marquee

Cast Members

Billy Bigelow
Joshua Henry
Louise
Brittany Pollack
Nettie Fowler
Renee Fleming
Julie Jordan
Jessie Mueller
Jigger
Amar Ramasar
Enoch Snow
Alexander Gemingnani
Mrs. Mullins
Margaret Colin

Past Cast Members

Carrie Pipperidge
Betsy Wolfe

Producers

Scott Rudin

Roy Furman

Production Credits

Direction
Jack O'Brien
Scenic Design
Santo Loquasto
Costume Design
Ann Roth
Lighting Design
Jules Fisher
Sound Design
Scott Lehrer
Musical Supervision
Andy Einhorn
Orchestrations
Jonathan Tunick
Music
Richard Rodgers
Book + Lyrics
Oscar Hammerstein I

Creative Team

General Manager
Joey Parnes Productions LLC
Casting Director
Craig Burns at Telsey + Company
Press Agent
DKC O&M