Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s celebrated musical Caroline, Or Change will transfer to London’s Playhouse Theatre this November.
Directed by Michael Longhurst, the five-star production received phenomenal critical praise when it opened at Chichester Festival Theatre last year and again following its transfer to Hampstead Theatre, where it is currently sold-out until 21 April.
The production is led by Olivier Award-winning actress Sharon D. Clarke who will reprise her virtuoso performance as Caroline Thibodeaux when it transfer to Playhouse Theatre from 20 November 2018.
Clarke’s long established stage career includes Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and The Amen Corner (National Theatre), Ghost The Musical (Piccadilly Theatre), The Life (Southwark Playhouse), Porgy and Bess (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre) and We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre).
Clarke plays Caroline Thibodeaux, a maid idolised by by Noah, young boy who is struggling with the death of this mother and remarriage of his father.
Partly inspired by his own boyhood, the book and lyrics are by Tony Kushner (Angels In America) and is a playful, funny, and deeply moving portrait of America at a time of momentous social upheaval.
Jeanine Tesori’s (Titanic) uplifting and profound score melds soul, blues, classical and traditional Jewish folk music.
Full casting to be announced.
Caroline, Or Change will run from 20 November 2018 until 9 February 2019 at the Playhouse Theatre.