Please note that the Broadway production of Caroline, or Change has been postponed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is expected to open in Spring 2021.
Set in 1960s Louisiana, the musical follows house African American woman Caroline Thibodeaux, who works as a maid for a white Jewish family. Sporting a big imagination that sees the humdrum laundry room transformed into a spinning world of possibilities, Caroline is allowed to keep any loose change left in her employers’ clothes.
This arrangement is soon disrupted when 8-year-old Noah leaves a $20 note in his pocket; during a time of huge social and political upheaval, Caroline discovers that even the smallest acts can spiral into moral dilemmas.
Caroline, or Change on Broadway sees powerhouse theater legend Sharon D. Clarke reprise her acclaimed performance from the West End run. With a knockout 2019 in London, her recent credits include Death of a Salesman opposite Wendell Pierce and Blues in the Night.
Further casting includes John Cariani (The Band's Visit), Caissie Levy (Frozen) and Tamika Lawrence (Come From Away).
Caroline, or Change features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner and Angels in America scribe Tony Kushner, with music from Tony Award winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home). Director Michael Longhurst is currently Artistic Director at London’s Donmar Warehouse, with extensive credits including Constellations on Broadway.
Featuring a heady mix of Blues and classical inspired songs including “Noah Down the Stairs” and “Moon Change”, Caroline, or Change at Studio 54 Theatre signals the triumphant return of a uniquely beautiful musical. Originally scheduled to begin previews on March 13 2020, the production will now run in Fall 2020 due to guidance from Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and government officials surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19).
Important informationPlaying at: Studio 54 Theatre, 254 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Performance dates: 05 Jan 2021 - 28 Jun 2021
Running time: TBC
Age recommendation: Recommended 11+
Special notice: Fans of Tony Kushner’s sprawling epic Angels in America should secure tickets to Caroline, or Change for a look at his other equally masterful work. Anyone wanting to tick a modern classic off their list should also catch this revival.