Caroline, or Change

Musical - Original

Eugene O'Neill Theatre

  • First Preview: April 12, 2004
  • Opening Date: May 2, 2004
  • Closing Date: August 29, 2004
  • Previews: 22
  • Performances: 136

Music: Jeanine Tesori

Lyrics: Tony Kushner

Book: Tony Kushner

Synopsis

A black woman works as a maid for a Jewish family in 1963 New Orleans, where she is allowed to keep the pocket change she finds while doing laundry. This becomes a point of pride and even crisis for the maid, who cannot cope with greater changes in her life and in the growing civil rights movement.

 

Opening Night Cast

Tonya Pinkins in Caroline, or Change Tonya Pinkins Caroline Thibodeaux
Chuck Cooper in Caroline, or Change Chuck Cooper The Bus
The Dryer
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Opening Night Production Credits

Tony Kushner Tony Kushner Book
Jeanine Tesori Jeanine Tesori Music
Tony Kushner Tony Kushner Lyrics
George C. Wolfe George C. Wolfe Director
Hope Clarke Hope Clarke Choreographer
  Riccardo Hernandez Scenic Design
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Awards


Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2004 Most Promising Female Performer Anika Noni Rose Winner

Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2004 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Tonya Pinkins Nominee
2004 Outstanding Book of a Musical Tony Kushner Nominee
2004 Outstanding Director of a Musical George C. Wolfe Nominee
2004 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Anika Noni Rose Nominee
2004 Outstanding Music Jeanine Tesori Winner
2004 Outstanding Musical   Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2004 Distinguished Production of a Musical   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2004 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Tonya Pinkins Nominee
2004 Outstanding Director of a Musical George C. Wolfe Nominee
2004 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2004 Theatre World Award Anika Noni Rose Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2004 Actress in a Musical Tonya Pinkins Nominee
2004 Book of a Musical Tony Kushner Nominee
2004 Direction of a Musical George C. Wolfe Nominee
2004 Featured Actress in a Musical Anika Noni Rose Winner
2004 Musical   Nominee
2004 Original Score Jeanine Tesori
Tony Kushner
Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Aug. 29, 2004 13 $416,186
$756,360
$71,460 $61.85
$240.00
6729
1057
8
0
79.58% 10.98%
Aug. 22, 2004 12 $344,726
$756,360
$30,636 $59.43
$240.00
5801
1057
8
0
68.60% 3.05%
Aug. 15, 2004 11 $314,090
$756,360
$12,676 $56.66
$240.00
5543
1057
8
0
65.55% 4.29%
Aug. 8, 2004 10 $301,414
$756,360
- $58.19
$240.00
5180
1057
8
0
61.26% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,376,416
$3,025,440
  $59.03 23253
33824
32
0
68.75 %  
Cumulative
  $7,527,718
$14,949,630
  $62.31
$240.00
120494
167134
136
22
72.09 %  
 
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