Roy Furman, Scott Rudin, Barry Diller, Edward Walson, Universal Theatrical Group, Benjamin Lowy, Eli Bush, James L. Nederlander, Candy Spelling, John Gore Organization, Peter May, Ronnie Lee, Sid & Ruth Lapidus, Stephanie P. McClelland, Sandy Robertson, Caiola Productions, Len Blavatnik, Dominion Ventures, SHN Theatres, The Araca Group, Patty Baker, Al Nocciolino, Darlene Marcos Shiley, Julie Boardman & Marc David Levine, Jennifer Fischer & Olympus Theatricals, Candia Fisher & Allen L. Stevens, Jon Jashni & Matthew Baer, Thomas S. Perakos & Jim Fantaci, Wendy Federman & Heni Koenigsberg, Bruce Robert Harris & Jack W. Batman, John Thomas, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, John Johnson
ABOUT THE SHOW
Set in a small New England factory town, Rodgers & Hammerstein's timeless musical describes the tragic romance between a troubled carnival barker and the young woman who gives up everything for him.
- Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel was the second stage musical Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein wrote together, coming after the phenomenally successful Oklahoma!. They adapted the story from Ferenc Molnár's 1909 play Liliom, which was a well-known drama set in Budapest. Hammerstein transferred the action to coastal New England.
- The musical was considered innovative in its day in part because of its relatively dark subject matter and formal innovation. For example, rather than opening with a traditional overture, Carousel begins with a choreographed musical sequence called “The Carousel Waltz.”
The musical premiered on Broadway in 1945 and has previously been revived several times, including two City Center stagings. A 1956 feature film version starred Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones.