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Carousel to Release New Cast Recording

The Tony Award-nominated revival stars Josh Henry and Jessie Mueller.

The cast of Carousel will be releasing a new cast album June 8.
The cast of Carousel will be releasing a new cast album June 8.
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Producers Roy Furman and Scott Rudin announced today that the critically acclaimed revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, now nominated for 11 Tony Awards, will release a new cast recording. Available digitally on Friday, June 8, the album will be in stores on Friday, July 13.

Now playing at the Imperial Theatre, Carousel is directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien and choreographed by 2018 Tony nominee Justin Peck. Carousel began preview performances on Wednesday, February 28, and officially opened on Thursday, April 12.

Carousel is the most nominated show of the 2017-2018 Broadway season, with 11 Tony nominations, 12 Drama Desk Award nominations, and three 2018 Outer Critics Circle Awards wins including Justin Peck for Outstanding Choreography, Lindsay Mendez for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, and Jonathan Tunick for Outstanding Orchestrations, as well as a 2018 Chita Rivera Award win for Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway show.

The Carousel cast recording will be released on Craft Recordings in partnership with the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization — both part of Concord Music — and will be produced by Steven Epstein. Andy Einhorn and Sean Patrick Flahaven serve as executive producers.

The cast for this first new production in over 20 years is led by 2018 Tony nominee Joshua Henry as Billy Bigelow, Tony winner and 2018 Tony nominee Jessie Mueller as Julie Jordan, and 2018 Tony nominee Renée Fleming, in her first appearance in a Broadway musical, as Nettie Fowler. They are joined by 2018 Tony nominee Lindsay Mendez as Carrie Pipperidge, 2018 Tony nominee Alexander Gemignani as Enoch Snow, Margaret Colin as Mrs. Mullin, John Douglas Thompson as the Starkeeper, Amar Ramasar as Jigger, and Brittany Pollack as Louise.

Set in a small New England factory town, Rodgers and Hammerstein's timeless musical Carousel describes the tragic romance between a troubled carnival barker and the young woman who gives up everything for him. Elevated to an epic scale with a sweeping musical score that features some of the most beloved numbers in the American songbook, and incandescent ballet sequences, this story of passion, loss, and redemption introduced Broadway to a new manner of musical drama and would captivate theatergoers for generations to come.

The creative team of this new production of Carousel includes four-time Tony winner Santo Loquasto (scenic design), Tony and Academy Award winner, and 2018 Tony nominee Ann Roth (costume design), five-time Tony winner and 2018 Tony nominee Brian MacDevitt (lighting design), Tony winner and 2018 Tony nominee Scott Lehrer (sound design), Tony, Grammy, Emmy, and Academy Award winner and 2018 Tony nominee Jonathan Tunick (orchestrations), and Andy Einhorn (musical supervision and direction).

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