Lyric Opera of Chicago
- by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
The Iconic American Musical
in a New Lyric Production
Swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. But all too soon, they fall on hard times and unbearable loss. Yet the power of love perseveres, as do the tuneful hits, in this masterpiece of American musical theater. You’ll hear “If I Loved You,” “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over,” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” all set against the backdrop of an original new production from Lyric Opera.
This American musical masterpiece is headlined by “lust-worthy leading man” (New York Times) Steven Pasquale, star of Broadway and television’s The Good Wife, and “sweet-voiced, wholesomely beautiful”(USA Today)Laura Osnes, who was recently Tony-nominated for her title role performance in Cinderella. (See full casting details below!)
This cast of luminaries of the stage and screen is directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford and conducted by Broadway’s David Chase. The powerful Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus will perform for a truly once-in-a-lifetime production you don’t want to miss!
Music by Richard Rodgers.
Books and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
Based on the play Liliom by Ferenc Molnár, as adapted by
Benjamin F. Glazer.
Original dances by Agnes de Mille.
New Lyric production generously made possible by The Negaunee Foundation, an Anonymous Donor, Robert S. and Susan E. Morrison,Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Reyes, Liz Stiffel, Mrs. Herbert A. Vance and Mr. and Mrs. William C. Vance, and Jim and Vicki Mills/Jon and Lois Mills.
The Good Wife (CBS), Bridges of Madison County (Broadway)
Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde (Broadway)
The Sound of Music (Lyric Opera), Tarzan(Broadway)
Side Show, West Side Story (Broadway)
Lyric Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, Covent Garden
Ring of Fire, Damn Yankees (Broadway)
Chicago, A Chorus Line (Broadway)
Annie Hall (film), Promises, Promises(Broadway)
Henry VIII, Romeo and Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare Theater)
Age of Innocence, Nutcracker (Joffrey Ballet)
The Barber of Seville (Lyric Opera), the87th Academy Awards
Cinderella, Nice Work If You Can Get It(Broadway)
Associate Set Designer