Roundabout Theatre Company have confirmed that Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s musical will be heading to broadway next year.
The musical, which had successful runs at the Hampstead Theatre as well as the West End, is set to play at Studio 54 on Broadway from the 13th March 2020 and officially opening on the 7th April.
It has also been confirmed that Sharon D Clarke, who won a Olivier Award for her performance in the musical this year, will be reprising her role as Caroline for the Broadway run. Her recent theatre credits include Blues in the Night (Kiln Theatre), Death of a Salesman (Young Vic), Caroline, or Change (Olivier Award, Chichester Festival Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Playhouse Theatre) and The Life (Southwark Playhouse). Further casting is set to be announced soon.
Louisiana, 1963. Revolution is in the air, though not so much for Caroline, the poorly paid maid toiling endlessly in the sweltering basement of the Gellman household. It’s a fantastical, magical place amidst the piles of laundry and singing washing machines, especially for eight-year-old Noah Gellman who sneaks downstairs to see her whenever he can. Yet a simple gesture to leave more money in Caroline’s pocket is about to test who and how far the winds of change can ever really reach…
As well as featuring music by Jeanine Tesori (Shrek The Musical, Fun Home) and a book and lyrics by Tony Kushner (Angels in America), this Tony Award winning musical is directed by Michael Longhurst.
The creative team for the production also includes: Fly Davis (Set & Costume design), Jack Knowles (Lights), Paul Arditti (Sound), Nigel Lilley (Music Supervision) and Chris Fenwick (Music Direction).
Caroline, Or Change will play at Studio 52 from the 13th March 2020.