One of the most deeply anticipated productions of the new Broadway season, Carousel returns to Broadway with a cast that will knock your socks off! Jessie Mueller, a Tony winner for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and recent star of Waitress, will take on the role of Julie Jordan, with Joshua Henry (Shuffle Along)—currently playing Aaron Burr in the touring company of Hamilton—as Billy Bigelow. Grammy-winning soprano Renee Fleming will play Nettie Fowler. Fleming recently performed in her last staged opera at the Metropolitan Opera.
Dazzling lights, swinging songs and a bad boy to melt your heart—see why Carousel was named the best musical of the 20th century by Time magazine. When Billy Bigelow, a swaggering carousel barker and Julie Jordan, an innocent young millworker, fall in love, little do they realize that his rebellious ways will lead to tragedy. Given a chance to make good, will a lucky star save Billy and those he loves?
This epic production of Carousel will be bursting with some of the most beloved numbers in the American songbook, like “June Is Bustin’ Out all Over”, “If I Loved You” and the stirring anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” (We already have goose-bumps just thinking about Fleming singing this classic.)
Along with a sweeping musical score, this revival will include incandescent ballet sequences, choreographed by Justin Peck of the New York City Ballet and featuring NYCB’s Amar Ramasar and Brittany Pollack as Jigger and Louise.
This story of passion, loss, and redemption introduced Broadway to a new manner of musical drama — one that “set the standard for the 20th-century musical” (Time Magazine) and continues to captivate theatergoers. Of course, it’s easy to understand why, of all the shows they created, Carousel was Rodgers & Hammerstein's personal favorite and that’s saying a lot!
Saturday, May 12 @ $298.00 (1 available)
Saturday, June 16 @ $335.00
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Departing at 7:00 am on Saturdays and 6:30am on Saturdays in December and all Wednesdays. (See our Directions page for a map and detailed driving directions.) Diversions’ guides serve a selection of fruit juices, yogurt, muffins, bagels with assorted cheeses, chocolate apricots, coffee, tea and more. En route, you will hear background information on theater, art, cultural events and restaurants in Manhattan. Around 10:15am, our coach stops at the New York Palace on Madison Ave., between 50th & 51st St and then at 57th and Madison. You are free to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city until the 2:00pm matinee. At approximately 5pm, the coach picks you up at a designated theater. On the return to Baltimore, we serve an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a Zabar’s dinner accompanied by a compelling video. We estimate an 8:30pm arrival at home.