Caroline, or Change

Caroline, or Change

  • Awards: Tony Award: Featured Actress 2004 , Theatre World Award: 2004 , Drama Desk Award: Music 2004
  • Preview Date: April 13, 2004  Opening Date: May 2, 2004  

The nation is reeling from the burgeoning Civil Rights movement, Kennedy's assassination and the war in Vietnam, just as the Gellman family attempts to redefine itself after the death of Noah's mother and his father's remarriage.

To teach him the value of money, Noah's stepmother tells Caroline, the housekeeper, to take the change she finds in Noah's pockets at laundry time. When he leaves a twenty-dollar bill, Caroline faces a decision between maintaining her relationship with Noah and using the money to help her own children.

Extraordinary. There are moments in the history of theatre when stagecraft takes a new turn. This happened for the American musical when Caroline, or Change bushwhacked a path beyond the musicals of the past thirty years. - The New Yorker
  • » Title: Caroline, or Change
  • » Eugene O'Neill Theatre
    230 West 49th Street
    (Between Broadway and 8th Avenue)
  • » Book by: Tony Kushner
  • » Music by: Jeanine Tesori
  • » Lyrics by: Tony Kushner
  • » Directed By: George C. Wolfe
  • » Choreography by: Hope Clarke
  • » Scenic: Riccardo Hernandez
  • » Costume: Paul Tazewell
  • » Lighting: Jules Fisher, Peggy Eisenhauer
  • » Sound: Jon Weston
  • » Stage Manager: Rick Steiger
  • Drama Desk Award: Music 2004
  • Theatre World Award: 2004
  • Tony Award: Featured Actress 2004
  • Original Cast: Tonya Pinkins, Chuck Cooper, Reathel Bean, Harrison Chad, Tracy Nicole Chapman, David Costabile, Veanne Cox, Aisha de Haas, Marcus Carl Franklin, Marva Hicks, Capathia Jenkins, Larry Keith, Ramona Keller, Alice Playten, Anika Noni Rose, Leon G. Thomas III, Chandra Wilson
  • Preview Date: April 13, 2004
  • Opening Date: May 2, 2004
  • Closing Date: August 29, 2004
Chandra Wilson and Tonya Pinkins in "Caroline, or Change". - Photo by Michal Daniel
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