Marsha from New York, New
Forever an ardent fan of the engaging score from Carousel as a child, I loved this revival. Joshua Henry had a fabulous voice and his ‘Soliliqy’ was outstanding , I feel he was miscast as a black man in this role, and didn’t feel the connection between his Billy and Jesse Mueller’s Julie as was originally written in a theme about life in a New England Fishing village. We are not looking for politically correct here the likes of which include also domestic abuse, and animal abuse (harpooning whales), as well as women’s rights. Yet the powerful sets, the engaging choreography, the haunting musical score, Renee Fleming .. these blended into a glorious show which I will hold in my heart as one of the best on Broadway! Go see it!
Jonathan Burgess from London, UK
Wow! This is one if the best productions I have ever seen. Spine tingling from beginning to end. The cast, orchestra, staging, everything was superb. This show should run and run. I was having to compare it with the Royal National Theatre production back in 1989, a wonderful production and hard to beat but the 2018 Broadway production wins hands down. Wish I could see it all again. Book your tickets now and go and enjoy one of the greatest musical ever written, performed with a freshness and spark by a five star cast.The highlight of a holiday in NEW York.
Deborah from New York, New York
Spellbinding! Saw this on Thursday evening. 3/23 after having been up since 3:30am. But would have stayed to see it again if they had performed it again immediately after our first viewing. Had my son in the theatre lobby at intermission to take my 10 year old granddaughter back to the hotel if she crashed half way through but she was so engaged she refused to leave and we all had trouble getting to sleep that night because we kept thinking about the show- the incredible sets, the story and songs and the world class talent. After a cram-packed long weekend in NYC (including seeing Frozen, Wicked and Mean Girls) we all (including the 10 year old) agreed Carousel was our hands down favorite experience! Bravo!!!
Jane from New York, New York
The acting, dancing and singing were suerb. Heartfelt story. Worth it!
David from Sydney Australia
We saw this show from two points of view - one had never seen the show before, I had played Billy in a version of it some years ago. We were both blown away - Joshua Henry was excellent and I know I was well outclassed. My boy Bill was a showstopper in itself. Rest of the cast were great - Jigger included. Production great. The audience gave the show a standing ovation spontaneously. My partner raved all night about the show and the next day too. Yes the seats are a tad tight.
Arlene from New York, New York
Fantabulous!!! Carousel is wonderful. Jessie Mueller, Joshua Henry and Renee Fleming were all terrific but I have to say that Joshua Henry stole the show. He was an excellent Billy Bigelow and his voice just takes your breath away. A show not to be missed.
Barry from New York, New York
Not sure which superlative to use without sounding corny. From orchestration and choreography to acting and singing, the talent is the very best that broadway has to offer! The dancing showcases the ballet background of many of the cast members. Some of them being principal dancers with major ballet companies. Wonderfully inventive set design. And the voices, Oh the beautiful voices. I only hope they make a cast recording. I saw the show 5 days into previews and did not experience any of the negatives expressed by other reviewers. Our seats in the second row center were excellent for viewing, but legroom was a little tight in this theater.
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