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Caroline, Or Change Tickets & Information

Eugene O'Neill Theatre

230 West 49th Street

Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

New York NY 10019 View on map

Caroline, Or Change Summary

Caroline, or Change takes place in Louisiana in 1963, just before President Kennedy's assassination and during the Civil Rights movement. Caroline is the black maid of a Southern family, made up of a father, his new wife and the man's young son. The son's birth mother has recently died, and the stepmother is trying to establish a relationship with the child, who already has a close connection with Caroline. The title has a double meaning, referring to the myriad social changes swirling around the family and a family argument surrounding the spare change perpetually found in the boy's pants pockets.

Caroline, Or Change Cast Members:

Tonya Pinkins, Reathel Bean, Harrison Chad, Tracy Nicole Chapman, David Costabile, Veanne Cox, Aisha de Haas, Marcus Carl Franklin, Marva Hicks, Capathia Jenkins, Larry Keith, Ramona Keller, Alice Playten, Anika Noni Rose, Leon Thomas III, Chandra Wilson and Chuck Cooper

Caroline, Or Change Creative Team

Author: Tony Kushner
Director: George C. Wolfe
Composer: Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics: Tony Kushner
Choreographer: Hope Clarke
Producer: Carole Shorenstein Hays, Jujamcyn Theatres, HBO Films, Frederick De Mann along with 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/Jeffrey Sine in association with The Public Theatre 
Press Agent: Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Caroline, Or Change Award Winners/Nominees

Nominated for 6 2004 Tony Awards:

  • Best Musical

  • Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical - Tonya Pinkins

  • Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical - Anika Noni Rose - Winner!

  • Best Direction of a Musical - George C. Wolfe

  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre - Jeanine Tesori & Tony Kushner

  • Best Book of a Musical - Tony Kushner

Nominated for 5 Lucille Lortel Awards:

  • Outstanding Musical - Winner

  • Outstanding Choreographer, Hope Clarke - Winner

  • Outstanding Lead Actress, Tonya Pinkins - Winner

  • Outstanding Featured Actress, Anika Noni Rose - Winner

  • Outstanding Costume Design, Paul Tazewell

Nominated for 3 2003 - 2004 Outer Critics Circle Awards:

  • Outstanding Broadway Musical

  • Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Tonya Pinkins

  • Outstanding Direction of a Musical - George C. Wolfe

Nominated for 6 2004 Drama Desk Awards

  • Outstanding Musical

  • Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Tonya Pinkins

  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Anika Noni Rose

  • Outstanding Direction of a Musical - George C. Wolfe

  • Outstanding Music - Jeanine Tesori

  • Outstanding Book of a Musical - Tony Kushner

Caroline, Or Change Quick Facts

Running Time:

2 hours and 25 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.

Price Range

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Audience :

May be inappropriate for 10 and under.
Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
April 12, 2004 May 2, 2004

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