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Caroline, or Change on Broadway
Caroline, or Change on Broadway
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Caroline, or Change on Broadway

New York, NY
Sharon D Clarke stars in an exhilarating, Olivier Award-winning performance as Caroline, an African-American maid whose world of 1963 Louisiana ripples with change both large and small.
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About Caroline, or Change on Broadway

Direct from a smash-hit run on London's West End, Roundabout Theatre Company’s new production of Tony Kushner (Angels in America) and Jeanine Tesori’s (Fun Home) explosive musical launches to “the titanic dimensions of greatness" (Ben Brantley, The New York Times), with direction by Michael Longhurst and choreography by Ann Yee.

The “incandescent” (Holly Williams, Time Out London) Sharon D Clarke stars in an exhilarating, Olivier Award-winning performance as Caroline, an African-American maid whose world of 1963 Louisiana ripples with change both large and small.

Erupting with transcendent songs and larger-than-life imagination, Caroline, or Change explores how, in times of great transformation, even the simplest acts shake the earth.

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It’s 1963 and the town of Lake Charles in Louisiana is experiencing a wave of revolution when the statue of a Confederate soldier topples. While the Civil Rights movement is on the brink of change, things don’t seem so different for Caroline Thibodeaux. Caroline, or Change tickets are on sale now.

In the Caroline, or Change musical, Caroline is an African-American maid who works for the Gellman family, plodding away in the basement doing chores. Eight-year-old Noah Gellman idolizes Caroline and sneaks down to visit her and the whirring washing machines whenever he can. Caroline provides Noah solace after his mother’s death and father’s remarriage — but a simple gesture on his part to leave more money in Caroline’s pockets challenges their relationship.

Sharon D Clarke on why audiences need ‘Caroline, or Change’ now

This production of Caroline, or Change in New York comes on the heels of an acclaimed run in London’s West End. Prior, the show had sold-out runs Chichester and Hampstead. The musical was written by Tony Kushner (Angels in America), with music and lyrics by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home). Michael Longhurst directs.

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What to Watch For

  • Caroline, or Change is loosely based on Tony Kushner’s childhood in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The character of Noah stands in for Kushner as a young boy.
  • Sharon D Clarke reprises her 2019 Olivier-winning performance as Caroline Thibodeaux.
  • The musical debuted on Broadway in 2004.
  • Tonya Pinkins originated the role of Caroline Thibodeaux.
  • Anika Noni Rose won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for the original Broadway production.
Run time

2hrs 35min (Inc. Intermission)

Start date

October 8th, 2021

End date

January 9th, 2022

Genre

Musical

Venue

Studio 54

Age

Sharon D Clarke stars in an exhilarating, Olivier Award-winning performance as Caroline, an African-American maid whose world of 1963 Louisiana ripples with change both large and small. (11+)

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