Over the holidays, we came across the French movie Liliom on television. The movie was based on the play written by Hungarian playwright Ferenc Molnár in 1909.
Of course, Liliom was not unfamiliar to us—The Theatre Guild brought the play to Broadway in 1921 and in 1945 convinced Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II to turn it into a musical, with a notable name change: Carousel.
Carousel has been on our minds lately, as it is coming back to Broadway starring Joshua Henry, Jessie Mueller, and Renée Fleming and directed by Jack O’Brien. Previews begin next month (February 28th) and the musical opens on April 12th.
We are so very excited at its return to Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on 45th Street—and we cannot wait to see it!
Tickets are now on sale, which can be purchased in person at the Imperial (249 W. 45th Street) or clicking here.
Stay tuned next week for more history behind the creating of Carousel!
Philip & Marilyn