1965 Lincoln Center Revival

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1965 Lincoln Center Revival

In the summer of 1965, Carousel returned to Broadway in a limited engagement at the New York State Theatre under the auspices of the Music Theatre of Lincoln Center. This special revival reunited choreographer Agnes de Mille with John Raitt, who played Billy Bigelow in the original Broadway company. Also appearing in the company were Eileen Christy as Julie, Susan Watson as Carrie, and Jerry Orbach as Jigger Craigin.


In a special limited engagement by the Music Theater of Lincoln Center at the New York State Theatre, Carousel returned with Broadway’s original Billy, John Raitt, joined by Eileen Christy, Susan Watson, Jerry Orbach and Katherine Hilgenberg. This 1965 Lincoln Center cast album released by RCA records preserves the classic score, including some sections that had not been recorded before.