Caroline or Change announces full cast!
Wed 31 March 2004 Caroline or Change announces full cast! Caroline or Change, has announced its full cast: Tonya Pinkins, 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 Thomas III, Chandra Wilson, and Chuck Cooper. Following its run at The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, Caroline or Change will begin previews on 12 Apr 2004 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre with the opening date set for 2 May 2004. The musical is written by playwright-librettist Tony Kushner, composer Jeanine Tesori and directed by George C. Wolfe.. The story takes place in Louisiana in 1963, just before President Kennedy's assassination and during the Civil Rights movement. Caroline is the black maid of a Southern family, made up of a father, his new wife and the man's young son. The son's birth mother has recently died, and the stepmother is trying to establish a relationship with the child, who already has a close connection with Caroline. The title has a double meaning, referring to the myriad social changes swirling around the family and a family argument surrounding the spare change perpetually found in the boy's pants pockets.
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