Photo Flash: First Look at Beautiful Soup's LILIOM, Opening Tomorrow
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!Ferenc Molnar's Liliom, the classic play that inspired Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein's musical Carousel, has not seen a full production in New York City in over five decades. The production, directed by Artistic Director Steven Carl McCasland (Yentl, A Doll's Life, Rags), will star the Gerrard Lobo as the beautiful but brutish Liliom and Morgan DeTogne (Rags, Lift) as the only woman he has ever loved, Julie.
The production will also feature Sara Hymes as Marie (the role that inspired Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel), Colin Fisher as Wolf (the role that inspired Enoch Snow in Carousel), Kimberly Rogers as Mrs. Muskat, Kelly Reader as Louise, Orlando Iriarte (Yentl, Moose Murders) as The Heavenly Magistrate, Laurie Sammeth as Mother Hollunder (the role that inspired Nettie in Carousel), Julian Goza as Ficsur (the role that inspired Jigger in Carousel), with appearances by Somie Pak, Barnaby Edwards (Rags) and Luke Wise. Hailli Ridsdale serves as Production Stage Manager, with Lighting Design by Molly Tiede.
Molnar's play first opened on Broadway in 1921 and starred Eva Le Gallienne. It was revived eleven years later, but has not seen a full production in New York City since. Since 1932, the work was adapted into the beloved musical Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein, and a ballet by Michel Legrand.For more information on Beautiful Soup Theater and their upcoming productions, visit them at www.beautifulsouptheatercollective.org. Photos by Samantha Mercado-Tudda
Somie Pak as The Fortune Teller
Gerrard Lobo as Liliom
The Cast of LILIOM
The Cast of LILIOM