August 8th, 2018
The glittering 2018 revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel have announced that they will be closing their doors at the Imperial Theater on September 16. The musical, which stars Jessie Mueller, Joshua Henry and Renee Fleming, received two Tony's this year and five Drama Desk awards.
The production began performances in February with opening night taking place on April 12.
What is Carousel about?
After a whirlwind romance, hot-headed carousel barker Billy Bigelow and factory worker Julie Jordan tie the knot, but not before they both lose their jobs. Desperate for money, Billy reverts back to his old life of crime, falling in with his pal Jigger Craigin, and together they plot to rob Julie's former boss, mill owner Mr. Bascombe. The robbery does not go according to plan - Mr. Bascombe draws a gun on the pair and Jigger flees, leaving Billy cornered and surely facing a long stretch in prison. Utterly defeated, Billy turns a knife upon himself to avoid capture.
Fifteen years later, Billy is given the chance to repair the damage he has done, and returns to earth from 'up there' to make amends with Julie.
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