Caroline Gets Long List of Broadway Angels; Previews Begin April 13

News   Caroline Gets Long List of Broadway Angels; Previews Begin April 13
The list of producers for the Broadway run of the Tony Kushner-Jeanine Tesori musical, Caroline, or Change, is a long one, Variety reported.

The producers are Carole Shorenstein Hays, Jujamcyn Theaters, HBO Films, Frederick De Mann, Scott Rudin, Hendel/Morten/Wiesenfeld, Bergere/Fox Theatricals/Manocherian, Roger Berlind, Clear Channel Entertainment, Joan Cullman, Greg Holland/Scott Nederlander, Margo Lion, Daryl Roth and Frederick Zollo in association with the Public Theater.

George C. Wolfe stages the intimate musical about the relationship between a black maid (played by Tonya Pinkins) and the white family she works for. The piece also details tensions she has with her own community and conflicts within herself.

The musical (book and lyrics by Kushner and music by Tesori) extended twice at The Public Theater after it opened in November 2003. It closed Feb. 1 at The Public in preparation for the uptown move to the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. Previews begin April 13, opening is May 2.

According to Variety, Caroline is capitalized at $5 million (separate from the $1 million Hays and DeMann put into the Public Theater staging).

The Off-Broadway cast is expected to move uptown, though no announcement of the troupe has been made.

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