'Caroline, or Change' is closing 29 Aug 2004
Fri 6 Aug 2004 'Caroline, or Change' is closing 29 Aug 2004 Caroline, or Change, will play its final performance at the Eugene ONeill Theatre on Sunday, 29 Aug 2004 at 3pm. The production will have played 23 previews and 136 regular performances. Caroline, or Change written by playwright-librettist Tony Kushner, composer Jeanine Tesori and directed by George C. Wolfe with choreography by Gillian Lynne opened on the 2 May 2004 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, following previews from 12 Apr 2004 The musical originally ran at The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival. It began previews at the Public Theater on 29 Oct 2003 and it opened officially on 30 Nov 2003. It played its final performance on Sun 1 Feb 2004 for a total of 106 performances. The cast includes 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 G. Thomas III, Chandra Wilson and Chuck Cooper Caroline, or Change creative staff includes Riccardo Hernï¿½ndez (Set Design), Paul Tazewell (Costume Design), Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (Lighting Design), Jon Weston (Sound Design) The Caroline Company issued this statement: We are all so proud to have been a part of this wonderful production of Caroline, or Change. We want to congratulate Tony Kushner, Jeanine Tesori, George C. Wolfe, and the entire cast who have worked so hard to bring this unique musical to Broadway. Caroline, or Change broke new ground in the American Musical Theatre, and this amazing musical will be seen by many more theatre-goers across the world in the years to come. Caroline, or Change 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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