Ibsen's A Doll's House and Its Musical Sequel, A Doll's Life, Begin Repertory Run in NYC

News   Ibsen's A Doll's House and Its Musical Sequel, A Doll's Life, Begin Repertory Run in NYC
The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective presents productions of the short-lived musical A Doll's Life and the classic play upon which it is based, A Doll's House, in repertory beginning Jan. 24 in Greenwich Village. Together, the pieces are billed as Nora in Rep.

Mallory Berlin
Mallory Berlin

The productions, running in repertory through Feb. 5 at The New Ohio Theatre, are offered individually or in "marathon" days.

Mallory Berlin stars as Nora in the musical version with Kymberly Tuttle as Nora in the Henrik Ibsen classic.

Beautiful Soup founder and artistic director Steven Carl McCasland directs the musical, which features musical direction by Jeremy Robin Lyons. Thomas Dolan portrays Johan, the part originated by George Hearn in the original Broadway production, with Jonathan Grunert as Otto as well as Mario Castro, Joseph da Fonseca, Anna Kirkland, Alex Pagels, Jordan Shaner, Margaret Dietrich, Lisa Crosby Wipperling, Jordan Tierney and Tal Yardeni. Paul Alexander Hughes stage manages.

Kymberly Tuttle

Cristina Carrion directs Ibsen's A Doll's House, which also stars Patrick Pizzolorusso as Torvald Helmer with Frank Van Putten as Dr. Rank, Shannon Munley as Mrs. Lynne, Daniel Mian as Nils Krogstad, Kristin Sgarro as Anne-Marie and Seth Koproski. Tracey Fess stage manages.

The 1982 musical A Doll's Life features a score by Larry Grossman, with book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The notorious flop, which closed after 18 previews and 5 performances, was directed by Hal Prince and starred Betsy Joslyn, George Hearn and Peter Gallagher. The musical, according to press notes, "begins with Nora's infamous doorslam as she leaves Torvald Helmer and chronicles her journey after marriage." Despite its failure, the show received several Tony Award nominations, and an original cast recording was released on the Bay Cities label. Tickets, priced $25, are available by visiting www.smarttix.com. A $5 discount is available for students and seniors. The New Ohio Theatre is located at 154 Christopher Street. For more information visit www.beautifulsouptheatercollective.com.

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