Carousel

Rodgery & Hammerstein's Carousel - dramatic artwork of a couple kissing on a carousel in the middle while scenes of violence are around them with the name of the logo below

Show Details

Performance Schedule

TUESDAY & THURSDAY @ 7 PM
WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY @ 8 PM
WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY @ 2 PM
SUNDAY @ 3 PM

Run Dates

February 28, 2018 - September 16, 2018

Upcoming Scheduled Events

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Running Time

2:45 hrs

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Show Description

Rodgers & Hammerstein's timeless musical Carousel returns to Broadway for the first time in more than two decades. 

Set in a small New England factory town, Carousel describes the tragic romance between a troubled carnival barker and the young woman who gives up everything for him. Elevated to an epic scale with a sweeping musical score and incandescent ballet sequences, 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 would captivate theatergoers for generations to come.

Featuring some of the most beloved numbers in the American songbook, Carousel is "nothing less than a masterpiece" (The New York Times)

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February 28, 2018 - September 16, 2018

Wheelchair seating, assistive listening devices, handheld captions, and prerecorded audio description are always available.

For Show Times, see Performance Schedule above.


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Audio Description: Pre-recorded

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Theatre Details

Address

Imperial Theatre
249 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036

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Public Transportation

By Bus: Take the M7, M20, or M104 bus.

By Subway: 1, 2, 7, S, N, R, Q, W, A, C, E to 42nd St./ Times Square

Additional Accessibility Details

Wheelchairs: Wheelchair seating available. Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location.

Seating: Front and rear mezzanines reached only by stairs. Seats 1,421.

Elevator\Escalator: There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.

Parking: Valet parking lot: North side of street between Broadway & 8th Ave. Vans enter on 46th St. Valet parking garage: East of Shubert Alley, on south side of 45th St. between Broadway & 8th Ave. No vans.

Curb Ramps: (2.5" lip) SW corner of 45th St. & Broadway; NW corner 45th St. & Broadway.

Entrance: Double doors in series: 1st set (each 27") has one pair of automatic doors from 45th St to foyer with push-button control; 2nd set (each 27") has one pair of automatic doors to ticket lobby with push button control: 3rd set (each 25.5", attended by ushers) to inner lobby; 4th set (each 53", attended by ushers) into theatre.

Box Office: Main lobby. Counter 43". Assistance available.

Restroom: Unisex: Inner lobby. Door 33". Stall 96" x 66". Commode 17". Grab bars

Water Fountain: Ticket lobby. Spout 36".

Telephone: Foyer. Coin slot 53.5". Cord 29". Volume control. With TTY and electric outlet

Assisted Listening System: Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance.

Visual Assistance: Vision seats in the front of the orchestra for purchase online, in person, or on the phone

Folding Armrests: Fifteen row-end seats with folding armrests.

Reviews (3)

As directed by Jack O’Brien and choreographed by Justin Peck, with thoughtful and powerful performances by Mr. Henry and Ms. Mueller, the love story at the show’s center has never seemed quite as ill-starred or, at the same time, as sexy. Mr. O’Brien and Mr. Peck (and director and choreographer justly receive equal billing here) are taking a really long view — as in cosmic — of one short, fraught relationship. A celestial character named the Starkeeper (the great Shakespearean actor John Douglas Thompson) assumes new visibility throughout, taking on the role of Billy’s angelic supervisor.

CONTINUE READING THE NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW

[Joshua] Henry, a Tony nominee for “Violet” and “The Scottsboro Boys,” gives a performance of mesmerizing intensity — it’s the musical theater performance of the season to date (and the season is nearly over). Volatility and vulnerability are in continuous tension within Billy, and you can feel that strain in the urgency of Henry’s “Soliloquy,” in which Billy celebrates the news that he is soon to be a father. Henry’s dark baritone has a commanding power, and beneath the rapture of Billy’s feeling we sense an almost febrile anxiety at this future dream and the perils that might attend it. Throughout Henry’s performance we can see the turmoil inside Billy: his pride and the blows it receives gradually poisoning the deep love he feels for Julie, leading to his desperate attempt at redemption.

CONTINUE READING THE BROADWAY NEWS REVIEW

Director Jack O’Brien has given us a conventional production of “Carousel,” in the sense of a show that takes no risks but preserves and protects all the original values of a great American musical.  This isn’t obvious at first glance, because Santo Loquasto has designed a breathtaking abstract vision of a carousel — complete with flying horses/dancers — to open the show. But the rest of the musical settles into visual comfort zones for scenes set along the waterfront of the 19th-century New England mill town where the show is set.

CONTINUE READING THE VARIETY REVIEW