The Theater: New Musical In Manhattan, Apr. 30, 1945

Carousel (music by Richard Rodgers; book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; produced by the Theatre Guild). All Oklahoma's horses and all Oklahoma's men have put another charmer together again. But Oklahoma's and Carousel's Composer Rodgers, Librettist Hammerstein, Choreographer Agnes de Mille, Director Rouben Mamoulian, Costume Designer Miles White have not repeated themselves. Carousel strays pretty far from Oklahoma!, just as it shies completely away from Broadway. A reworking of Ferenc Molnar's Liliom, it is not a musicomedy but a lovely and appealing "musical play."

Carousel has moved Liliom from 20th-century Budapest to...

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