Caroline, or Change (US edition)
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781559362481Publication Date:
4 May 2017
Size: 215mm x 135mm£14.99

Caroline, or Change (US edition)

By Tony Kushner By (composer) Jeanine Tesori

Paperback £14.99

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

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

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.

Extra Content: read Tony Kushner's article on the inspiration for Caroline, or Change, published in The Guardian, 5 October 2006.

Press Quotes

'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'


'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
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781559362481Publication Date:
4 May 2017
Size: 215mm x 135mm£14.99

Also by Tony Kushner:

Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches
Caroline, or Change
Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika
A Bright Room Called Day
The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call
Angels in America (new edition)
The Illusion
Angels in America: Parts One & Two
A Dybbuk and other tales of the supernatural
Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness (incl. Slavs!)
Death and Taxes: Hydriotaphia & Other Plays

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Also by Jeanine Tesori:

Caroline, or Change

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