Caroline, or Change
Publication Date: September 2004
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An extraordinary new achievement in the American musical theatre.
Tony Kushner's plays include A Bright Room Called Day and Slavs!; as well as adaptations of Corneille's The Illusion, Ansky's The Dybbuk, Brecht's The Good Person of Szecguan and Goethe's Stella. Current projects include: Henry Box Brown or The Mirror of Slavery; and two musical plays: St. Cecilia or The Power of Music and Caroline or Change. His collaboration with Maurice Sendak on an American version of the children's opera, Brundibar, appeared in book form Fall 2003. Kushner grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and he lives in New York. Jeanine Tesori wrote the score for Thoroughly Modern Millie, which won the 2002 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical, and earned her a Tony and Grammy nomination. She also scored Nicholas Hytner's production of Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center Theater, for which she received a 1999 Drama Desk Award and her first Tony nomination. Ms. Tesori won wide acclaim for Violet, produced at Playwrights Horizons. Violet was named Best Musical by the NY Drama Critics Circle and the Lucille Lortel Awards, and Ms. Tesori received an Obie Award for her music. For films, Ms. Tesori has written songs for Mulan II and Lilo and Stitch II.