Caroline or Change

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Tony Kushner

Published by Nick Hern Books

Large Mixed Cast
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Winner Olivier Award for Best New Musical 2007

Caroline, or Change is an uplifting and profound portrait of America at a time of momentous social upheaval

Tony Kushner and composer Jeanine Tesori have created a story that addresses contemporary questions of culture, community, race and class through the lens and musical pulse of the 1960s

It's set in Louisiana in 1963

The destruction of a Confederate statue might just signal that change is in the air

But whatever the progress of the Civil Rights movement, things seem just the same in the Gellman household

For now at least

Caroline - the black maid to the family - is struggling to stay afloat

Emotionally and economically

Noah, the eight-year-old son of her employer, is trying to make sense of the world following the death of his mother and his father's remarriage

But when his stepmother comes up with a way for Caroline to take a little more money home, the consequences for Caroline and Noah's relationship are not what anybody might have expected



"The first great piece of musical theater of the 21st century" ~ Boston Globe

"Groundbreaking, daring, beautiful and profoundly humane. The best show of the year" ~ Time Out, New York

★★★★★ "Extraordinary blends socio-historical breadth with intoxicating imagination" ~ The Times

★★★★★ "A modern masterpiece of considerable heft" ~ Evening Standard

★★★★★ "Magnificent a thought-provoking and satisfying joy" ~ Whatsonstage

"There are moments in the history of theatre when stagecraft takes a new turn. I like to think that this happened for the American musical last week, when Tony Kushner's Caroline, or Change, a collaboration with composer Jeanine Tesori and the director George C. Wolfe, bushwhacked a path beyond the narrative end of the deconstructed, overfreighted musicals of the past thirty years" ~ John Lahr, The New Yorker

'Extraordinary Perhaps no one short of the author of Angels in America could pull this off you feel that mixture of terror and rapture that arrives on those rare occasions in theatre and in life when you genuinely don't know what's going to happen next" ~ New York Times

"Amazing piece of music-theatre .. combines great dramatic intensity with wild flights of fantasy and music of thrilling variety and strength ... the daring mixture of whimsy, passion and radical politics succeeds triumphantly" ~ Daily Telegraph

"A monumental achievement. Joyful, wholly successful, immensely moving, told with abundant wit and generosity of heart ... the finest musical to come our way in a long, long time" ~ New York Observer

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