Chicago Caroline Is Hot; One Week Added

News   Chicago Caroline Is Hot; One Week Added
The run of the critically acclaimed new Chicago premiere production of Caroline, or Change by Tony Award-winner Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori, directed by Charles Newell, has been extended. Added performances now take the musical to Oct. 26 at Court Theatre.

The production must close Oct. 26. E. Faye Butler plays Caroline. Previews began Sept. 11 toward a Sept. 20 opening. For tickets for the week-long extension dates, visit or call (773) 7534472.

"The coins that eight-year-old Noah carelessly leaves behind in his pockets are more than just spare change to Caroline Thibodeax, an African American housekeeper working in a stifling basement laundry room in Louisiana in 1963," according to Court. "Blending blues, gospel, and traditional Jewish melodies in a breathtaking score, this deeply personal story from Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner (Angels in America) is drawn from the playwright's own childhood. The vast social change taking place in 1960s America is the perfect backdrop for a powerful story…"

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