Famous Flop Moose Murders Will Be Revived in NYC

By Andrew Gans
April 27, 2012

The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective, who presented the rarely-seen musical A Doll's Life, will offer another rarity this fall: Arthur Bicknell's cult flop Moose Murders.



The production will open in October and play a limited run through Halloween at The SoHo Playhouse.

Co-directing and starring as showbiz team (one's blind, the other is tone-deaf) Snooks and Howie will be Steven Carl McCasland and Mallory Berlin (Nora in A Doll's Life). They will be joined by Collective members Anna Kirkland (Astrid in A Doll's Life) as Hedda, Jordan Tierney (Torvald in A Doll's Life) as Stinky and Orlando Iriarte as Joe Buffalo Dance.

The production will mark the beginning of Beautiful Soup's third season, which will also include Arthur Miller's The Crucible, the Nunnally Johnson and Bob Merrill musical Henry, Sweet Henry and the world premiere of McCasland's new adaptation of Peter Pan.

The infamous flop Moose Murders closed on its opening night, Feb. 22, 1983, at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, following 13 previews. Directed by John Roach, the cast included Jack Dabdoub, Scott Evans, Dennis Florzak, June Gable, Mara Hobel, Nicholas Hormann, Lisa McMillan, Don Potter, Lillie Robertson and Holland Taylor.

A teaser trailer for Moose Murders is available by clicking here.

Ticket information will be announced at a later time.