Lincoln Center Theater, by arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh and the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization presented a re-creation of The Royal National Theatre's acclaimed 1993 production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL. Its stunning combination of bleakness and humanity seemed well-suited to our time. This was a revisionist version of a beloved work that still manages to honor the spirit of the original. Human, dark, and unsentimental, with beautiful yet abstract modern scenery, this production was a young director's version for the 1990s that introduced new generations to this wonderful show. This was not another routine revival, but an artistic rethinking of CAROUSEL that valued acting as much as singing, and bore a clear sense of the time in American history against which the show is set.