Caroline, or Change

By Tony Kushner

Caroline, or Change

Critics Circle Award for Best Musical

Evening Standard Award for Best Musical

Olivier Award for Best New Musical

Paperback, 128 pages Online Price:
ISBN: 9781559362481
Format: 215mm x 135mm
Imprint: Theatre Communications Group
Published: 4th May 2017
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Category: Modern drama (post-1945), Musicals

The book and lyrics of the extraordinary musical theatre hit from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America.

Evening Standard Award for Best Musical
Critics Circle Award for Best Musical
Olivier Award for Best New Musical

Louisiana, 1963: A nation reeling from the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement and the Kennedy assassination. Caroline, a black maid, and Noah, the son of the Jewish family she works for, struggle to find an identity for their friendship. Through their intimate story, this beautiful new musical portrays the changing rhythms of a nation.

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.

Read Tony Kushner's article on the inspiration for Caroline, or Change, published in The Guardian.

'Groundbreaking, daring, beautiful and profoundly humane. The best show of the year'

- Time Out New York

'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

'Remarkable... Kushner's non-linear book focuses on a relationship while giving us a kaleidoscopic portrait of a community... the ultimate upstairs-downstairs musical'

- Guardian

'Electrifying... there are moments in the history of theatre when stagecraft takes a new turn. This happened for the musical when Caroline, or Change bushwacked a path beyond the musical of the past thirty years'

- New Yorker

'The first great piece of musical theater of the 21st century'

- Boston Globe

'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

Tony Kushner is an American playwright and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993 for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.

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