The Guardsman: All-Star Cast in Molnár's Marriage Comedy
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The last date listed for The Guardsman was Sunday June 23, 2013 / 1:30pm.
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Academy Award-winning director Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls) heads up an exciting new re-imagining of the 1997 Tony-nominated musical Side Show, inspired by the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton. The show follows the two sisters -- who're literally joined at the hip -- on their meteoric rise to fame during the 1930s and beyond, tracing their personal and professional lives from circus sideshow freaks to vaudeville headliners, as well as their lifelong search for independence and love. From Henry Krieger, the composer of Dreamgirls, with book and lyrics by Bill Russell, this well-reviewed revival was developed by the acclaimed La Jolla Playhouse and features the songs "I Will Never Leave You," "Who Will Love Me As I Am?" and "Come Look at the Freaks," along with the addition of some new characters and tunes. Learn More
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“The enchantment is amplified by a superb cast led by Finn Wittrock, Shuler Hensley, Julie Halston and, most especially, Sarah Wayne Callies … This project … feels like the reconsideration of a classic that one more commonly associates with an institution like London’s National Theatre. As such, the center’s decision to produce it must be regarded as a coup both unlikely and most encouraging.” —Washington Post
The Guardsman was performed for decades in a drastic adaptation tailored to the light comedy skills of Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt. Molnár was unhappy to see the passionate heart of his play cut out, but like many a writer before and since, he kept quiet and cashed the royalty checks. Playwright Richard Nelson recently re-discovered Molnár’s original version, and has restored the young wife’s real despair at being trapped, and her husband’s insane jealousy of the other man, who is of course the actor himself. The funny play about the bad marriage is a classic setup, the greatest modern example being Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, while disguised lovers animate comic romps from Così fan tutte to Some Like It Hot. With The Guardsman, Molnár, who is best known for __La Ronde and Liliom__ (the source for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel), created a comedy that ranks among the best of the genre.
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