The Tony- and Olivier-Award-winning Royal National Theatre revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Carousel" will embark on a 17-city U.S. tour Jan. 30 in Houston, with stops planned in Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston Philadelphia and other major cities. As in London, New York and Toronto, the show will be directed by Nicholas Hytner ("Miss Saigon"). Choreography is by Kenneth MacMillan and the production is designed by Bob Crowley. The cast includes Sarah Uriarte ("Beauty and the Beast") as Julie Jordan, Patrick Wilson as Billy Bigelow, Rebecca Eichenberger as Nettie and Sherry D. Boone as Carrie.
The musical, about a ne'er-do-well carnival barker who tries from beyond the grave to help his troubled teen-age daughter, includes the songs "You'll Never Walk Alone," "This Was a Real Nice Clambake," "What's the Use of Wondering," and "If I Loved You."
Here is the tour schedule (subject to change):
Houston, Music Hall, Jan. 30-Feb. 18
Chicago, Rosemont Theatre, Feb. 20-25
Miami, Gleason Theatre, Feb. 27-March 3
Orlando, FL, Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, March 5-10
West Palm Beach, FL, Kravis Center, March 12-17
Baltimore, Lyric Theatre, March 19-24
Philadelphia, Merriam Theatre, March 26-31
Pittsburgh, Benedum Center, April 2-7
New Haven, CT, Shubert Performing Arts Center, April 9-21
Boston, Shubert Theatre, April 23-May 5
St. Louis, MO, Fox Theatre, May 7-12
TBA, May 14-19
Seattle, WA, Fifth Avenue Theatre, May 21-June 9
Portland, OR, Civic Auditorium, June 11-16
Dallas, Music Hall, June 18-30
Los Angeles, Ahmanson Theatre, July 2-Aug. 25
Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Convention Center, Aug. 27-Sept. 1.