Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Dated, Enchanting

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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').

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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.'



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95
Manhattan Digest

"It still glosses over domestic abuse...Yet under O’Brien’s masterful direction, there is beauty, insight, and wisdom to be gleaned from this stunning new revival...There is a bounty of fine moments in this production, but the best one may come from Fleming, whose interpretation of 'You’ll Never Walk Alone' is otherworldly...Mueller's gorgeous vocals and wonderful acting add credibility to this near perfect reboot...The best Broadway musical revival I have ever seen." Full Review

92
Cabaret Scenes

"A doomed love story unveiled through melodic songs and vigorous dances..Galvanizing performances by Mueller and Henry. A magnetic chemistry of opposites...O'Brien acknowledges the darkness in Billy...Billy's abuse is as timely an issue today...Henry's nuanced performance of machismo and recognition of the bigotry toward African-Americans, blanketing Billy's buried gentleness, is exemplary...Stimulating musical with smashing performances." Full Review

90
The Hollywood Reporter

"What's perhaps most striking about revisiting classics of this caliber in an ideally cast production like this one is how shoddy they make the craftsmanship of most new musicals look...The sumptuous 24-piece orchestra does the score full justice, as do Tunick's vibrant orchestrations...O'Brien has put together a dramatically forceful production that feels earthy and real, almost gritty at times, but is also wrapped in a charming old-fashioned theatricality that's quite whimsical." Full Review

90
Front Row Center

"The score is gorgeous, the lyrics moving, and the interweaving of dialog, song, and dance in service of explicating both plot and emotions is masterful...Both Henry and Mueller give us very full-fledged, rounded characters...His acting is specific and nuanced, his voice strong and his physicality magnetic. We believed his feelings and understood his reasoning even if we couldn't condone his actions. Mueller once again displays the magnificent soprano voice and well honed acting skills." Full Review

90
The Wrap

"The new version of 'Carousel' is possibly the best sung, best danced revival to hit Broadway in recent memory...In O’Brien’s hands, Mueller and Henry make us see why Billy behaves as he does, and why he can never forgive himself. It’s no longer a question of our having to find ways to forgive him...Peck fires up the stage in ways that the show’s original choreographer, Agnes de Mille, never imagined...Peck also knows how to tell a story." Full Review

90
CitiTour

"This new Broadway revival reveals the haunting beauty of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s lush score and the rich humanity of its characters...A great vehicle for Henry, whose powerhouse performance makes him a front-runner for this year’s best actor in a musical Tony Award. Henry isn’t the only noteworthy actor in this stellar production...Operatic songs coexist with beautifully intricate ballet numbers from choreographer Justin Peck...Dark but uplifting, 'Carousel' has lost none of its power." Full Review

90
New York Stage Review

"Under Jack O’Brien’s expert direction, with new choreography by ballet wunderkind Justin Peck, it fully serves the overwhelming beauty and boldness of material that, 73 years after the show’s premiere, remains as subversive as ever in its compassion and its keen awareness of the contradictions that make us human...No player in this 'Carousel' is more valuable than Peck...who has expanded the dancing in ways that both reinforce and further explore character." Full Review

90
NewNowNext.com

"If you’re at all able, please go see the revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 'Carousel'. Director Jack O’Brien has sculpted a dark, powerful production, which—like the revival of 'My Fair Lady' uptown—earns its strength by reveling in moment-to-moment acting choices and glorious singing and staging. The ever-reliable Jessie Mueller is wonderful." Full Review

90
The Observer

"This brand new refurbished production...superbly populated by a huge cast that includes Metropolitan Opera diva Fleming, well directed by veteran O'Brien, and magnificently choreographed by NYC ballet star Peck, is a humdinger...Not only do they no longer write fabulous scores like this one; they don’t even know how...Mueller is lovely and warm as Julie...This is one musical that you risk overlooking at your own peril, a vein of Broadway gold that I hope runs forever." Full Review

90
TheaterScene.net

“In 1999, ‘Time’ magazine declared it the best musical of the 20th century. And now, ‘Carousel’ is back on Broadway, in a revival directed by Jack O'Brien with an emphasis on where the emphasis should be: on the songs and the singing; for whether you agree with Rodgers and ‘Time’--or not (some might put ‘South Pacific’ or even ‘The King and I’ at the top)--the score for ‘Carousel’ is, in a word, ravishing.” Full Review

90
Simon Parris Man in Chair

"Rodgers and Hammerstein’s groundbreaking 1945 musical still resonates today thanks to its timeless theme of redemption and its rapturously beautiful score...Treasured hymn 'You’ll Never Walk Alone' has never been matched for the poignancy of its uplifting message of hope...The merits of this new production include a sterling cast, generously sized orchestra and thrilling choreography...As close a connection as we have to the dawn of the golden age of Broadway." Full Review

90
JK's Theatre Scene

"A complex, thought-provoking masterpiece...All these weeks later, this beautiful revival has been on my mind frequently...O'Brien's staging was clear: balance the realism in the story with the fantastical Heaven framing device and extended ballets...It is touches like these, along with well-paced stretches of dialogue...that keep things grounded...One of the best things this show does is provoke emotional responses. I got that and then some." Full Review

85
The New York Times

"The tragic inevitability of 'Carousel' has seldom come across as warmly or as chillingly as it does in this vividly reimagined revival. 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...For its first two-thirds, this 'Carousel' tingles with the rapture of life in all its contradictions." Full Review

85
Broadway News

"Directed by the veteran Jack O’Brien with an assured focus on the texture of the performances...Henry gives a performance of mesmerizing intensity — it’s the musical theater performance of the season to date...The rest of O’Brien’s cast is equally superb...I came away from this 'Carousel' with a richer sense of the contrast between the central characters’ isolation — at times even from each other — and the warmth of the community that surrounds them." Full Review

85
Variety

"Henry shows off the exceptionally beautiful voice of a genuine actor-singer, a voice that while warm and mellow, can also soar with joy and tremble in despair. 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...In addition to the eye-and-ear-popping Henry, Jessie Mueller is enchanting." Full Review

85
Lighting & Sound America

"Peck has found a style that recalls the work of Agnes de Mille, 'Carousel's' original choreographer, without being slavishly derivative...In addition to any number of exciting dance sequences, the score is burnished to a bright golden hue by one of the most across-the-board vocally gifted companies Broadway has seen in some time...'Carousel' is one of the very few examples of genuine tragedy in the musical theatre canon, and this production honors it in its own unique way." Full Review

85
CurtainUp

"Must satisfy the yearning for the familiar pleasures, but also recognize the need to approach it with a fresh eye. Director Jack O'Brien has succeeded on both counts...There's plenty that IS fresh and delightful about Mr. O'Brien's production: The top to bottom perfect cast...the stunning choreography...'Carousel' retains enough of its 'masterwork' essence for me to urge you to put it on your 'not to be missed' list." Full Review

85
Woman Around Town

"It would be difficult to beat Rodgers and Hammerstein for fraught musical romance...The moving 'Carousel' offers fantasy that illuminates hardscrabble life rather than creating an escape route...Henry is simply marvelous...He’s so immersed in Billy that every, even silent gesture feels in keeping...O’Brien brings nonmusical theater skills to this affecting drama. Nuance proliferates. The director’s painterly eye creates peopled visuals that are never less than aesthetically pleasing." Full Review

85
Stage Left

"Big, bold, and beautiful—feeling every bit as soaringly operatic and heart-wrenchingly intimate as it must have upon its debut in 1945. That’s thanks to a quintet of smashing principal performances, stunning choreography, an enchanting set design, and a generous, 24 piece orchestra...From the very first downbeat, Mr. Peck asserts his creative command, clearly articulating every key relationship in the story and setting the tone and sensibility of the show." Full Review

85
Showbiz 411

"A sublime hit...Henry as carnival barker Billy Bigelow, glistening on stage, delivering a vocal and dramatic performance...This is his breakthrough, and it’s just jaw dropping good. You want to him hear him sing anything, all day long...You’re almost taken aback hearing gorgeous, trained voices handing sublimely written music. For that – for the mesmerizing unfolding carousel canopy at the beginning of Act 1 – this show is a memorable winner." Full Review

85
Deadline

"As lovely as anything you’ll see and hear this season. If only Billy Bigelow could keep his fists off women...'Carousel' is, without question, among the most radiantly beautiful musicals ever created, its songs a series of flawless gems...It’d be hard to imagine a better sung 'Carousel' than this one...Director O’Brien draws out the shifting moods – 'Carousel' isn’t all melancholy by any means – and is matched by Justin Peck’s balletic choreography, by turns fluid and rigorous." Full Review

85
Newsweek

"One of the more problematic works of Rodgers and Hammerstein, but it also contains some of their best music...In the delightful revival, that music is given the star treatment...A stellar cast...The topic of spousal abuse could not be more relevant, and it is front and center in 'Carousel'...Mueller is lovely as Julie...Henry shows Billy to be tender, angry, funny, sad and determined...'Carousel' offers a highlight reel of the best of the Golden Age of Broadway." Full Review

85
OperaWire

"Taking on the character Nettie, Fleming scores an unquestionable success...Fleming may be closing in on 60, but here she sounded as fresh and as emotionally riveting as ever...Among the other actors, the night belonged to Henry, whose Billy immersed the audience in a tragic hero's journey...He also sang like a god...The production by O'Brien moved with great agility and grace throughout the night, transitioning from one scene to the next seamlessly." Full Review

83
Front Mezz Junkies

"A first-rate revival...As dark and as romantically moody as the classic piece demands...Has some troubling issues to deal with locked down inside the text...Beautifully introduces all the characters and situation expertly....O'Brien had to find a way to deal with the lead male character and his unsympathetic actions...It's his uncontrollable curse, this inability to cope and manage his emotions, and in some ways, it is also the curse of this complicated and dark musical." Full Review

80
BroadwayWorld

"Judged solely on the quality of its expertly-crafted book, its captivating music and the emotional poetics of its lyrics, 'Carousel' must be regarded as one of the art form's highest achievements...While those, like this critic, who prefer to see theatre pieces performed with the text the authors wrote, will wince at the many changes...what remains still provides enchantment, thrills, great drama and solid laughs in a well-performed and vibrantly choreographed production." Full Review


100
Loved it!, Great cast!, Beautiful set & lighting, Gorgeous choreography, Great direction!

See it if The show grabbed me and pulled me in when the curtain opened. An amazing production where everything works well together. Must see.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals. But this may change your mind. I found it wonderful. Surprised Joshua Henry didn't win the Tony Award.

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy great singing and dancing this was spectacular

Don't see it if ?

100
Enchanting, Great acting, Must see, Resonant, Great singing

See it if You've ever enjoyed a musical.

Don't see it if You are tone-deaf.

Also The plot of this 1945 classic could have been ripped from today's head... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Entertaining, Deserves a standng o

See it if If you like magnificent theater in all ways, this is for you. Not a crier, but this magnificent production had me going.

Don't see it if If you only like "new" musicals with no melody and banal lyrics.

100
Enchanting, Great acting, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if This show is filled with beautiful singing, dancing, costumes and sets! It is romantic and tragic a true love story!

Don't see it if You do not like old fashioned musicals!

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to see a great revival of a timeless piece of Anerican theater. Acting, staging, and dancing are amazing.

Don't see it if Old style musicals are not your thing, or you are expecting something glitzy.

100
Great acting, Masterful, Great staging, Great dancing, Wow

See it if This is a "golden age" musical. Many of the songs are familiar -- June is Busting Out All Over, If I Loved You, You'll Never Walk Alone.

Don't see it if Everything about this show was perfect. There is some domestic violence. The leads were all great. The dancing was just right. GO SEE IT.

Also Back in Jan I saw Jericho at the Wild Project, which was based on the ... Read more Read less

100
Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love Rodgers & Hammerstein, beautiful voices, and exqusite dancing with superb choreography by Justin Peck!

Don't see it if You are not a fan of musicals.

100
Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing, Enjoyable, Great dancing

See it if The dancing is fabulous and I happen to like the story to begin with the singing is excellent.

Don't see it if If you don't like singing and dancing it's not for you.

Also No matter how many times I seen the movie or even watching the play i ... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Great singing

See it if You are seeking a classic, brought back to the stage. If you love seeing an AMAZING cast who brings a show to life. If you like emotional!

Don't see it if You don't like the storyline period. That's the only reason. If you don't like/care for the story in general you will not enjoy otherwise...

100
Great acting, Must see, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy fabulous singing, dancing, staging, and just perfection. You are assured singing to yourself as you leave. Fabulous classic songs

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals and are sensitive to sad stories.

100
Original, Must see, Entertaining, Perfect, Awesome

See it if You've seen the film (with Shirley Jones), You like Rodgers and Hammerstein, You like Original musicals, and You like the songs.

Don't see it if you have small kids, You find the show sad, You find the show boring, and it's too long.

100
Enchanting, Epic, Masterful, Refreshing, Romantic

See it if you want to see beautiful choreography and beautiful music and talented actors

Don't see it if you dont like old timey music and musicals

100
Fabulous revival on every level

See it if You love great musical theatre

Don't see it if You hate musicals

100
Funny, Relevant, Great singing

See it if Great singing. Great acting. Fabulous scenery

Don't see it if Youre not into musicals

99
Delightful, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love old big book musicals. This was filled with gorgeous dancing and the voices were phenomenal. Loved every minute.

Don't see it if You are offended by inner racial couples and don’t enjoy gorgeous music and brilliant choreography and dancers who perform beyond expectatio

99
Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Lively, Great staging

See it if you like old school musicals done true ....but with a very lively spirit

Don't see it if you aren't into retro themes or the genre of the classic musical

Also Brilliantly staged with creative touches that enhance the intended moo... Read more Read less

98
Ambitious, Delightful, Must see, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want to see incredible dancing and singing in an atypical love story.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, you like poor singing and dancing or you just have bad taste.

Also My dad always mentioned this as one of his favorite musicals, but I ha... Read more Read less

98
Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Brilliant choreography

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

98
Beautiful, Epic, Must see, Romantic, Touching

See it if A classic musical. So beautiful, a real tear jerker. Acting/Singing/Dancing all amazing. Best of Opera/Ballet and theatre rolled into one

Don't see it if The only thing I could say here is don't see it if you want a happy ending. It's a sad story.

98
Absorbing, Exquisite, Must see, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want to see a classic show which is presented technically perfect in every way

Don't see it if you can't handle domestic violence or gunshots

97
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy a classic musical with beautiful dancing, pretty pictures, and a wonderful, top notch cast.

Don't see it if you're so bitter and/or offended about any changes to the original, or if you're bored by ballet scenes.

97
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if Old school Broadway musical, great acting, great singing.

Don't see it if You do not believe in an after-life or enjoy schmaltz.

97
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love the classic American musicals and you enjoy seeing fresh,updated versions of such musicals.

Don't see it if You will keep comparing to the movie version.

97
Delightful, Exquisite, Must see, Great staging

See it if It’s a classic and a beautifully staged and choreographed revival! Wonderful performances. Moving and really just exquisite. I was enchanted

Don't see it if You don’t like old classic shows. This is one of the most beautiful scores ever written. Give it s chance!!!!


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