Carousel to Play Special Monday Matinee for the Actors Fund
Jessie Mueller and Joshua Henry star in the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic.
The new Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel has announced a special Monday matinee performance on May 14 at 3pm at the Imperial Theatre with proceeds benefiting the Actors Fund.
Directed by Jack O'Brien and choreographed by Justin Peck, the production stars Tony nominee Joshua Henry as Billy Bigelow, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller as Julie Jordan, Renée Fleming (in her first-ever appearance in a Broadway musical) as Nettie Fowler, Lindsay Mendez as Carrie Pipperidge, Alexander Gemignani as Enoch Snow, Margaret Colin as Mrs. Mullin, Amar Ramasar as Jigger, Brittany Pollack as Louise, and John Douglas Thompson as the Starkeeper.
Carousel first opened on Broadway on April 19, 1945. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II transported the drama, based on Ferenc Molnár's play Liliom, from the outskirts of Budapest to a New England mill town, where the story focuses on the tragic romance between carnival barker Billy Bigelow and factory worker Julie Jordan.
The revival production began preview performances on February 28 in advance of an April 12 opening.