Modern "Caroline, or Change" Sees Caroline Keeping All of Noah's Bitcoin
by Tricia Davenport.
NEW YORK, NY - Producers of Broadway’s revival of Caroline, or Change are modernizing the Tony Kushner musical, with the updated plot featuring Caroline keeping all of young Noah’s cryptocurrency.
“We love the original script, and Tony’s a genius, but we kept thinking there had to be a way to bring in a younger audience. It hit me as I watched Elon Musk talking about Dogecoin on Saturday Night Live - crypto!” said producer Michael Youngman, who owns two Teslas and is considering a trip into space. “Some of the cast asked about logistically how this would work with the story, and I told them that it’s easy because the funds can be transferred after the cryptocurrency is sold. Do I need to bring in my accountant to explain this?”
Ensemble member Daniela Corcu shared her thoughts on the updated script after the first table read.
“I don’t get it. How does she get the money? Is it not actually in his pocket?” questioned the perplexed Corcu, frantically skimming the cryptocurrency WikiHow. “I mean, I’ll do what needs to be done because I’m just so happy to be working. If this is what it takes to get to have Broadway shows, I’ll do it. I’ll wear my mask. I’ll get vaccinated. I’ll try to figure out Bitcoin.”
Thirteen year old Cooper Hawkins, in town from Boston, attended Caroline, or Change with his family over the Thanksgiving holiday.
“I know my parents didn’t like the changes to the show, but I think the updates are neat. I get my allowance in Ethereum '' said the young Hawkins boy, who made back 140% of his investments before intermission. “I generally can’t use it for buying the stuff I want - new games for my Switch, a new iPhone, pizza - but I’m sure it will be useful at some point.”
When approached about the modern twist on his Tony nominated book for Caroline, or Change, Mr. Kushner shared his feelings behind the tweaks.
“I was hesitant, but then I worked on making West Side Story resonate more with this moment in time. With that experience and now Caroline, I am ready to tackle updating some of my other works. Angels in America with Prior Walter dating Pete Davidson, perhaps?”