Caroline, or Change
The first Broadway revival of Caroline, or Change has already been given the imprimatur of greatness by London critics, who hailed this new production in its recent West End run. Now Roundabout Theatre Company presents it in New York, where the “incandescent” (Time Out London) Olivier Award winner Sharon D Clarke takes on the title role of Caroline Thibodeaux, a black housekeeper for a Jewish family in 1963 Louisiana. The script and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize and Tony winner Tony Kushner (Angels in America) and music by Tony winner Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) vividly amplify Caroline’s complex inner life interacting with the radio, the moon, the washing machine and with Noah (Jonah Mussolino), the young son of her employers, with whom she forges an unusual friendship. Michael Longhurst (Constellations) directs.
Studio 54 | 254 West 54th Street
Orchestra seats $109
Prime orchestra seats $129
When & Where
Debra Messing (Will & Grace, Outside Mullingar) returns to Broadway in Birthday Candles, a new play by Noah Haidle (Mr. Marmalade), making his Broadway debut. In this Roundabout Theatre Company production, Messing plays the heroine, Ernestine, who finds herself contemplating the meaning of her life on her birthday. The play then expands to show us that life in a flurry of birthdays taking Ernestine from age 17 to 101. The cast also includes Emmy winner Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Whipping Man). Vivienne Benesch (After the Fall, Belle Epoque) directs.
American Airlines Theatre | 227 West 42nd Street
Orchestra seats $89 - $109
Richard Rodgers Theatre | 226 West 46th Street
Orchestra or front mezzanine seats $273.00