Read the Reviews for Broadway’s New Carousel

The Verdict   Read the Reviews for Broadway’s New Carousel
The Jack O’Brien-helmed production stars Jessie Mueller, Joshua Henry, and Renée Fleming.
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Jessie Mueller and Joshua Henry Julieta Cervantes

The new Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel officially opened April 12 at the Imperial Theatre. The staging, from Tony winner Jack O’Brien, stars Tony winner Jessie Mueller as Julie Jordan, Tony nominee Joshua Henry as Billy Bigelow, and Grammy-winning opera star Renée Fleming as Nettie Fowler.

READ: Justin Peck Revolutionizes Carousel’s Choreography for 2018

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Renée Fleming and Jessie Mueller Julieta Cervantes

The cast also includes Lindsay Mendez as Carrie Pipperidge, Alexander Gemignani as Enoch Snow, Margaret Colin as Mrs. Mullin, and Tony nominee John Douglas Thompson as the Starkeeper.

Read what critics thought of the revival below.

AM New York (Matt Windman)

Broadway News (Charles Isherwood)

Chicago Tribune (Chris Jones)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

Entertainment Weekly (Breanne L. Heldman)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

Newsday (Barbara Schuler) (Christopher Kelly)

NY Daily News

New York Magazine / Vulture (Sara Holdren)

New York Stage Review (Elysa Gardner)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)

Towleroad (Naveen Kumar)

Wall Street Journal (Terry Teachout)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Playbill will continue to update this list as more reviews come in.

New York City Ballet’s Justin Peck choreographs the new staging, which also features the company’s Amar Ramasar and Brittany Pollack in the dance-heavy roles of Jigger and Louise.

Rounding out the cast are ensemble members Colin Anderson, Yesenia Ayala, Nicholas Belton, Colin Bradbury, Andrei Chagas, Leigh-Ann Esty, Laura Feig, David Michael Garry, Garett Hawe, Rosena M. Hill Jackson, Amy Justman, Jess LeProtto, Skye Mattox, Kelly McCormick, Anna Noble, Adriana Pierce, Rebecca Pitcher, David Prottas, Craig Salstein, Ahmad Simmons, Antoine L. Smith, Corey John Snide, Erica Spyres, Ryan Steele, Sam Strasfeld, Halli Toland, Ricky Ubeda, Scarlett Walker, Jacob Keith Watson, and William Youmans.

The Scott Rudin production features sets by Santo Loquasto, costumes by Ann Roth, lighting design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, and sound design by Scott Lehrer.

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