Playbill Poll: What Should Patrick Wilson's Next Broadway Role Be? Readers Respond
22 Sep 2013
mrtylermartins: @patrickwilson73 HAS to come back to Broadway as Billy Bigelow in Carousel.
The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic Carousel was last revived to Tony Award-winning acclaim in 1994. The lush classic had a starry five-performance concert staging featuring a host of Broadway talent and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra last winter. John Raitt originated the role of Billy Bigelow, who performs such songs as "Soliloquy," "If I Loved You" and "The Highest Judge of All."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.