Opening Night

Carousel, Starring Joshua Henry and Jessie Mueller, Opens on Broadway Tonight

Renée Fleming and Lindsay Mendez also star in Jack O’Brien’s new production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

Jessie Mueller and Joshua Henry star in Carousel on Broadwa.
Jessie Mueller and Joshua Henry star in Carousel on Broadway.
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Jack O'Brien's new Broadway revival of Carousel celebrates its opening night tonight, April 12, at the Imperial Theater.

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. Based on Ferenc Molnár's play Liliom, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II transported the drama 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 ensemble of Carousel features Colin Anderson, Yesenia Ayala, Nicholas Belton, Colin Bradbury, Andrei Chagas, Leigh-Ann Esty, Laura Feig, David Michael Garry, Garett Hawe, Rosena M. Hill Jackson, Amy Justman, Jess LeProtto, Skye Mattox, Kelly McCormick, Anna Noble, Adriana Pierce, Rebecca Pitcher, David Prottas, Amy Ruggiero, Craig Salstein, Ahmad Simmons, Antoine L. Smith, Corey John Snide, Erica Spyres, Ryan Steele, Sam Strasfeld, Halli Toland, Ricky Ubeda, Scarlett Walker, Jacob Keith Watson, and William Youmans.

The creative team includes four-time Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto (set design); Tony and Academy Award winner Ann Roth (costume design); five-time Tony winner Brian MacDevitt (lighting design); Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer (sound design); Tony, Grammy, Emmy, and Academy Award winner Jonathan Tunick (orchestrations); and Andy Einhorn (musical supervision and direction).

For tickets and more information on Carousel, click here.