Tonya Pinkins reprises her performance in Caroline or Change at the Lyttelton, NT


Tonya Pinkins reprises her performance in Caroline or Change at the Lyttelton, NT

Tonya Pinkins will reprise her Broadway performance in Caroline, or Change at the Lyttelton, NT .

Tonya Pinkins was nominated for a 2004 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Caroline in the Broadway version.

The musical, which opens 19 Oct 2006, following previews 10 Oct - playing in repertoire to 4 Jan 2007, features: Tonya Pinkins (Caroline), Valda Aviks (Grandma Gellman), Clive Rowe (The Dryer/ The Bus), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Emmie Thibodeaux ), Angela M Caesar (The Moon), Anna Francolini (Rose Stopnick Gellman), Richard Henders (Stuart Gellman), Ian Lavender (Grandpa Gellman), Joy Malcolm (The Radio), Hilton Mcrae (Mr Stopnick), Malinda Parris (The Washing Machine), Nataylia Roni (The Radio), Greg Bernstein (Noah), Ronald Chabvuica (Jackie and Joe Thibodeaux ), Nora Cole (Dotty Moffett), JaLouis Ekoku (Jackie and Joe Thibodeaux ), Kuan Frye (Jackie and Joe Thibodeaux ), Jamal Hope (Jackie and Joe Thibodeaux), Ramona Keller (The Radio), Perry Millward (Noah), Jonny Weldon (Noah ), Mitchell Zhangazha (Jackie and Joe Thibodeaux)

Caroline, or Change has book and lyrics by Tony Kushner, music by Jeanine Tesori

It is directed by George C. Wolfe (who also directed the Broadway version), designed by Riccardo Hernandez, lighting by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, costumes by Paul Tazewell , choreography by Hope Clarke, sound by Mike Walker; associate musical director: Mark Etherington.

Louisiana, 1963, in the immediate aftermath of the Kennedy assassination. Caroline, a black maid to a southern Jewish family, is struggling to keep afloat both emotionally and economically, while the young son of her employer tries to make sense of the world following the death of his mother. A musical exploration of human relationships, love, loss and social transformation.

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