Look Back at the Musical Sequel to Ibsen’s A Dolls House: A Dolls Life

Photo Features   Look Back at the Musical Sequel to Ibsen’s A Dolls House: A Dolls Life The sequel to the Ibsen play, A Doll's House, Part 2, opens on Broadway April 27.
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The 1982 musical A Doll's Life— a sequel of sorts to the classic Henrik Ibsen play, A Doll's House—featured a score by Larry Grossman, with book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

The production, which closed after 18 previews and five 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.

Flip through photos of the show below:

A Doll’s House, Part 2 began previews at Broadway's John Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St., April 1. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, the 16-week engagement will officially open April 27. The new play picks up after A Doll’s House concludes.

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