Sara Hymes, Colin Fisher & More Board Beautiful Soup's LILIOM Revival; Full Casting Announced
Complete casting has been announced for Beautiful Soup Theater's revival of Ferenc Molnar's LILIOM, opening at The Celebration of Whimsy in New York City on February 26th, 2014.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 previously announced 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. At teaser trailer for the revival is available on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8vk5gTfmtkA portion of proceeds raised from this production will benefit Safe Horizon, the largest victims' services agency in the United States, touching the lives of more than 250,000 children, adults, and families affected by abuse throughout New York City each year. For more information on Beautiful Soup Theater and their upcoming productions, visit them at www.beautifulsouptheatercollective.org.
The production will play The Celebration of Whimsy [formerly The Living Theatre], with performances Wednesday through Saturday at 7:00pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. The run will conclude on March 9th. The Celebration of Whimsy is located at 21 Clinton Street. Tickets (priced $20-25) are available online now at http://beautifulsoup.showclix.com.