Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical returns to Broadway in a revival directed by three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien and starring Tony winner Jessie Mueller ('Waitress') and Joshua Henry ('Violet'). More…
In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow (Henry), captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan (Jessie Mueller). But when Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant, he becomes desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, and is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Known as being Rodgers and Hammerstein’s favorite collaboration, 'Carousel' features a score with timeless songs such as 'If I Loved You,' 'June is Busting Out All Over,' 'Soliloquy,' and 'You'll Never Walk Alone.'
See it if Great songs by Rogers Hammerstein, excellent dancing very good singing. Casting so so.
Don't see it if If you don't like a classic show or one that is dated.
See it if The second act redeemed the rough first one. Henry’s voice is stellar. The dancing wonderful, but the story is dated and uninteresting.
Don't see it if You don’t like old-timely musicals or this one in particular. The new staging won’t make it better.
See it if you want to hear one of R&H's best scores sung beautifully amidst a stunning set in a questionably-timed revival of a domestic abuse musical
Don't see it if leads with absolutely no chemistry will matter to you; you don't want your drama constantly disrupted by unduly long ballet sequences.
See it if Magnificent voices, inspired dancing & sharp performances blend into an exquisite revival behind able but uninspired direction of O'Brien
Don't see it if Despite strong singing performances from Henry & Mueller, chemistry seems lacking w/Mendez stealing show & misogynistic subplot still harms
See it if you want everything a musical has to offer: singing, dancing, acting, staging that are all top-notch.
Don't see it if you want the original version - this is a new take for today with wonderful voices and innovative choreography.
See it if you're a fan of Rodgers & Hammerstein, like clever dancing, want to hear Fleming sing, fan of this show's songs, curious about stagngi
Don't see it if you expect an innovative approach, looking for warmth and connection, expect Mueller to act like a lead, don't like large scale musicals
See it if Sumptuous rendering of a challenging R&H classic. Memorable singing by Mueller and Fleming. Choreography is terrific.
Don't see it if Slow and stodgy reminder of then B'wy. Similar in production value to "An American in Paris."
See it if spectacular choreography/dancing; gorgeously sung If I Loved You, Never Walk Alone; Joshua Henry robust Billy/Lindsey Mendez superb Mrs.Snow
Don't see it if basic dramaturgical problems/why Julie attracted to Billy, remains w him after beating; 2nd act schmaltzy meditation on preciousness of life
See it if you enjoy classic, old-fashioned musicals with incredible voices and beautiful ballet.
Don't see it if you prefer something contemporary with a well-written book. I felt nothing for these characters, the plot is thin, and the ending is cheap.
See it if A thrilling production in terms of the music, singing, set, acting, costumes, etc.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals. If you want a pleasant story. This includes wife beating & suicide. Story also doesn't make much sense.
See it if you like memorable songs, lovely choreography and great singing of a classic Rogers and Hammerstein show.
Don't see it if you do not like musicals or only like modern musicals.
See it if Gets very poignant towards the end. Songs are the best part of the show; what beautiful operatic voices!
Don't see it if Plot can drag a bit at times but overall an entertaining show that you should discover. Ensemble cast is great as well.
See it if Beautifully acted, sung, danced and conducted. Large orchestra turns a beautiful score into magic. Leads and ensemble are terrific
Don't see it if Cruelty/abuse of women is awful in any era and the behavior is painful to deal with.
See it if You want to experience an all around top notch musical ! This is the finest that Broadway can be ! You love Rodgers and Hammerstein !
Don't see it if For you a Broadway musical means boy meets girl and they live happily ever after. You don’t like violence portrayed on stage. See it anyway
See it if you want to hear a wonderful score sung by glorious voices and danced by wonderful dancers.
Don't see it if have a problem with violence against women as an important theme in a musical.
See it if you like traditional musicals that hit a very sour note in the #MeToo era. Neither mother nor daughter object to the spousal abuse.
Don't see it if you were hoping that they would have added ONE damn line so that the mother could come to the realization that violence is wrong.An easy fix
See it if you liked An American in Paris or Hello, Dolly! (dance, nostalgia, elaborate production); don’t need it to be too different or complicated
Don't see it if you hope it resonates beyond pretty set, costumes, or voices or lives up to its historic reputation; botched accents are so distracting
See it if You love the score love the new dances, great voices Justin Henry, Renee Fleming, Lindsay Mendez all shine
Don't see it if You expect a great performance by Jesse Mueller. She is either badly directed, or mis cast.
See it if you like classic musicals, a great score, brilliant staging & lighting, wonderful voices & fantastic dancing & choreography.
Don't see it if you feel you can't get past the mistreatment, both physical & mental, of women.
See it if wonderful choreography & dancing especially Amar Ramasar solo; great singing- really moving when R. Fleming sings You'll Never Walk Alone
Don't see it if the above can compensate for a story with physical abuse; weak moments - very beginning (didn't see initial attraction of the 2) and end
See it if you enjoy “love stories” that mitigate domestic violence & you appreciate ballet dancing throughout in place of character development.
Don't see it if you don’t want no scrubs.
See it if If you love a classic musical beautifully produced. The choreography is incredible and Renée Fleming is a delight. Don’t miss this one !
Don't see it if Do not see it if you prefer dramas or less extravagant Broadway musicals.
See it if you want to "Make America Great Again". You want to see what happens when being "inclusive" creates really, really bad ideas.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a woman justify her abuse or watch Jim Crow African-American stereotypes come to life without apology.