Musical - Original

Majestic Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: April 19, 1945
  • Closing Date: May 24, 1947
  • Previews:
  • Performances: 890

Music: Richard Rodgers

Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II

Book: Oscar Hammerstein II


Brash carousel barker Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan, a quiet girl who works in the mill, fall in love, marry, and have a stormy relationship that leads to tragedy and an attempt at mending old wounds from beyond the grave, in Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical adaptation of Ferenc Molnar's play, Liliom.


Opening Night Cast

Jan Clayton Julie Jordan
John Raitt Billy Bigelow
Jean Darling Carrie Pipperidge
Christine Johnson Nettie Fowler
Eric Mattson Enoch Snow
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Opening Night Production Credits

Oscar Hammerstein II Oscar Hammerstein II Book
Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers Music
Oscar Hammerstein II Oscar Hammerstein II Lyrics
  Rouben Mamoulian Director
Agnes de Mille Agnes de Mille Choreographer
  Jo Mielziner Scenic Design
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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1946 Best Musical Richard Rodgers
Oscar Hammerstein II

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1947 Theatre World Award Ann Crowley Winner
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