Liliom

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44th Street Theatre (New York, NY)
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New York, NY
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Beautiful Soup Theater Announces 2014-2015 Season Featuring THE AUTUMN GARDEN, CHARLOTTE SWEET, GIGI and More
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

New York-based Beautiful Soup Theater, known for their revivals of Liliom, Rags, A Doll's Life and Moose Murders, has announced their 2014-2015 theatrical season. The season will begin in September with a revival of Lillian Hellman's The Autumn Garden. A study of the defeats, disappointments and diminished expectations of people reaching middle age, Hellman's rarely-seen memory play returns to New York in a new production from Beautiful Soup Artistic Director Steven Carl McCasland. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 5/04/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 5/04/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 9, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 3/30/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 3/30/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 3/30/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 3/23/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 3/23/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 3/02/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Charlotte - Week of 3/02/2014
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BWW Reviews: 'Round and Around It Goes
by Kristen Morale - Mar 2, 2014

What a soothing, kind feeling the name of Liliom would bring to whoever hears such a name; surely the person who possesses it would not damn its beauty to the means of a harsh and indignant life. Alas, such a man who bears this name is apparently nothing more than a brute - a man whose soul is marred by his inability to express his true feelings because of the hubris ever-present in his heart. Yet, what authors, poets and the like have been telling their audiences for years on end is this brute of a man is not the monster he is depicted as. Beneath the exterior is a tortured being whose inner beauty is just as present as the fierceness from which he comes to define himself as a human being; unfortunately, though, it is not as prevalent and is thought not to exist at all. This tormented soul, hidden behind the appearance and demeanor of a fierce, angry man, is always so appealing because of its trials and tribulations; it is a person who is simultaneously allowed to live and be held back to the point of becoming a person that is hardly recognizable to the self. It is with this concept in mind that Beautiful Soup presents this gorgeous production of Liliom, a tale of one woman's undying love for a seemingly undeserving and hideous man whose reconciliation comes as a result of his wife's irrational yet beautifully inspiring sense of hope in the man that, beneath the rough and domineering exterior of the carousel barker, exists in the form of the gentle, loving Liliom who abandoned the man he was for the sake of loving, and being loved in return. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

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Beautiful Soup Postpones Return Engagement of LITTLE WARS; 'SHADES OF BLUE' & WHAT WAS LOST to Run 8/27-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Due to scheduling conflicts with its original cast, Beautiful Soup will postpone the return engagement of Steven Carl McCasland's Little Wars. Replacing it in repertory with the previously announced Shades of Blue: The Decline and Fall of Lady Day, What Was Lost is a new play by McCasland chronicling Laurette Taylor's rehearsal process for the original production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. (more...)

Marla Schaffel and Tina Chen to Headline Mirror Rep's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The Mirror Repertory Company, along with The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency (GAAR), presents Tony-nominee Marla Schaffel (Jane Eyre) in THE MIRACLE WORKER as part of its 2014 summer season in Greensboro, Vermont. With special events beginning over the 4th of July weekend, GAAR's 2014 summer season will also include a limited engagement of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CAROUSEL. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/2- CAROUSEL
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2014

Today in 1954, Carousel opened at City Center, where it ran for 79 performances. Carousel is the second stage musical by the team of Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics). The work premiered in 1945 and was adapted from Ferenc Molnar's 1909 play Liliom, transplanting its Budapest setting to the Maine coastline. The story revolves around carousel barker Billy Bigelow, whose romance with millworker Julie Jordan comes at the price of both their jobs. He attempts a robbery to provide for Julie and their unborn child; when it goes wrong, he has a chance to make things right. (more...)

Olney Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Olney Theatre Center, Maryland's destination for professional theater performance and education, proudly announced its 2015 Season at the opening of its current hit show, Avenue Q, on Saturday, June 16. One of Maryland's two state theaters, Olney Theatre Center continues its commitment to producing great American classics, new works, as well as family-friendly shows in its 77thyea (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for SHADES OF BLUE and WHAT WAS LOST at Beautiful Soup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

After Beautiful Soup Theater's acclaimed and sold-out production of Little Wars in April, they proudly presents the last two works in Steven Carl McCasland's trilogy examining women in the arts. Complete casting for both plays has been announced. (more...)

Pennylynn White & More Join Beautiful Soup's WHAT WAS LOST; Complete Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

After Beautiful Soup Theater's acclaimed and sold-out production of Little Wars in April, they'll present the last two works in Steven Carl McCasland's trilogy examining women in the arts. (more...)

Kristen Gehling to Play Bankhead in SHADES OF BLUE, 8/27-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Beautiful Soup has announced that Kristen Gehling will replace the previously announced Francesca MacAaron as legendary stage and star screen Tallulah Bankhead in SHADES OF BLUE: THE DECLINE AND FALL OF LADY DAY... Gehling will also appear in repertory as famed director Margo Jones in WHAT WAS LOST. (more...)

Casting Announced for The Hamburg Ballett's LILIOM at Segerstrom Center, 2/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

The International Dance Series at Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes the return of The Hamburg Ballett with the American premiere of John Neumeier's Liliom, February 7 - 9, with four performances at Segerstrom Hall. Neumeier, the company's director and chief choreographer, based his work on Ferenc Molna?r's play of the same name, which was also the inspiration for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway classic, Carousel. The music for the ballet is an award-winning original score by the Academy Award-winning composer Michel Legrand. Casting has been announced and Alina Cojocaru (Julie) and Carsten Jung (Liliom) will reprise their roles for select performances. (more...)

Kimberly Faye Greenberg, Maggie Wirth & More Set for Beautiful Soup's Annual Celebration of Broadway 'Flops'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

Beautiful Soup Theater, known for their revivals of Rags, A Doll's Life and Moose Murders, continues their concert series at The TAI Group with their third annual celebration of Broadway's biggest flops on January 26th, 2014 at 7:00pm. The one-night-only concert will feature stories, songs, reviews and highlights from some of The Great White Way's biggest bombs! (more...)

Beautiful Soup to Host Post-Show Talk Back at LILIOM, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Beautiful Soup Theater will host a special talk-back discussing the play and its journey to Carousel following the Sunday, March 2nd 2:00pm performance of Liliom. (more...)

ProArts to Open THE PLAY'S THE THING, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

ProArts will present 'The Play's The Thing' as the first show of their 2014 Spring season. Written by Ferenc Molnar (Liliom) and adapted by P.G. Wodehouse (Jeeves), this artfully constructed romantic farce will have the audience rolling in the aisles. 'The Play's The Thing' is a gem of a show.' Oxford Theatre Review (more...)

Richard Pryor, Jr. Set for Beautiful Soup's Celebration of Flops, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Richard Pryor, Jr. is set to join Beautiful Soup Theater for their one-night-only concert celebration of Broadway's biggest flops on Sunday, January 26th at 7:00pm. (more...)

The Hamburg Ballett's LILIOM Comes to Segerstrom Center This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

The International Dance Series at Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes the return of The Hamburg Ballett with the American premiere of John Neumeier's Liliom, February 7 - 9, with four performances at Segerstrom Hall. The International Dance Series at Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes the return of The Hamburg Ballett with the American premiere of John Neumeier's Liliom, today, February 7 - 9, with four performances at Segerstrom Hall. , the company's director and chief choreographer, based his work on Ferenc Molna?r's play of the same name, which was also the inspiration for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway classic, Carousel. The music for the ballet is an award-winning original score by the Academy Award-winning composer Michel Legrand. Casting has been announced and Alina Cojocaru (Julie) and Carsten Jung (Liliom) will reprise their roles for select performances. (more...)

Maggie Wirth, Penny Lynn White & More to Join Kimberly Faye Greenberg in Beautiful Soup's LITTLE WARS; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Complete casting for Beautiful Soup's upcoming world premiere production of Steven Carl McCasland's Little Wars has been announced. Thia Stephan directs the production. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of Beautiful Soup's LILIOM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Beautiful Soup Theater's recently announced that their revival of Ferenc Molnar's Liliom will open at The Celebration of Whimsy [formerly The Living Theatre] in New York City on February 26th, 2014. Performances will play Wednesday through Saturday at 7:00pm, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. The run will conclude on March 9th. Below, check out a behind the scenes look at the revival's rehearsals! (more...)

LILIOM, Pacific Symphony, WIZARD OF OZ, Matthew Morrison and More Set for Segerstrom Center, Feb 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced its February 2014 performances and events. Details below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Beautiful Soup's LILIOM, Opening Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Beautiful Soup Theater's revival of Ferenc Molnar's Liliom opens tomorrow, February 26th, 2014, at The Celebration of Whimsy in New York City. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 2/23/2014
by BWW - Feb 23, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Charlotte - Week of 2/23/2014
by BWW - Feb 23, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 2/02/2014
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Casting Announced for Hamburg Ballett's LILIOM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The International Dance Series at Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes the return of The Hamburg Ballett with the American premiere of John Neumeier's Liliom, February 7 - 9, with four performances at Segerstrom Hall. Neumeier, the company's director and chief choreographer, based his work on Ferenc Molnar's play of the same name, which was also the inspiration for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway classic, Carousel. The music for the ballet is an award-winning original score by the Academy AwardŽ-winning composer Michel Legrand. Casting has been announced and Alina Cojocaru (Julie) and Carsten Jung (Liliom) will reprise their roles for select performances. (more...)

Kim Rogers Joins Cast of Beautiful Soup's LITTLE WARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2014

Kim Rogers, who will be seen in Beautiful Soup's production of Liliom as Mrs. Muskat, will return to the stage this April as famed mystery- writer Agatha Christie in Little Wars, directed by Thia Stephan. (more...)

Marathon Tickets Now on Sale for Beautiful Soup Theater's WHAT WAS LOST and SHADES OF BLUE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Beautiful Soup Theater will offer discounted marathon ticketing for both plays in their repertory program later this month. Audiences can save $6 and see both plays for $30 on marathon days: Saturday, August 30th, Wednesday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 7th. Simply select the 'See Both Plays' option at http://beautifulsoup.showclix.com. (more...)

Beautiful Soup to Present Laurette Taylor, Tennessee Williams and Billie Holiday in Rep, Beg. 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Steven Carl McCasland is a rising voice in the world of theatre. After their acclaimed and sold-out production of Little Wars in April, Beautiful Soup presents the last two works in McCasland's trilogy. The plays examine the lives of historical women in the arts. Beginning on August 27th, Shades of Blue: The Decline and Fall of Lady Day and What Was Lost, an examination of Laurette Taylor's preparation for The Glass Menagerie, will open at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 4/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 4/27/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 4/27/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 4/27/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 4/27/2014
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