Cirque Du Soleil created Paramour specifically for Broadway. It is one of the most anticipated premiers of the 2016 Broadway season: just imagine a blend of the best of Cirque’s acrobatics and the best of Broadway musical traditions.
The show previews begin on April 16th 2016, and the official opening is on May 25th 2016. Buy tickets for Cirque Du Soleil’s Paramour online.
The show will be performed at the Lyric Theater, one of the largest theaters in New York, with 1930 seats. Lyric Theater hosted many famous productions, including Jesus Christ Superstar, Spiderman Turn Off the Dark, On the Town among them.
Paramour spins the thrilling tale of a beautiful young actress forced to choose between love and art in the glamorous world of Golden Age Hollywood. Featuring eye-popping acrobatics and sumptuous music and dance, Paramour is a groundbreaking new event that will transport you to a sublime world of emotion and awe as it walks the exhilarating tightrope of the heart.
The show will have many of the elements beloved on Broadway: a timeless love story, live musicians, and professional actors in lead roles; but with the Cirque du Soleil aesthetic integrated throughout the show: visionary production design on a grand scale, world class entertainment, and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination.
Paramour features Bradley Dean as A.J., the director; Ruby Lewis as Indigo, the starlett; and Ryan Vona as Joey, the composer.
The cast includes a company of Broadway actors, dancers, and renowned aerialists, acrobats, and circus arts performers covering the disciplines of aerial strap artists, Chinese pole, contortion, juggling, Russian beam, teeterboard, tumbling, trampoline, trapeze, and many others.
The cast and creative team are from 13 different countries (Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Belarus, Canada, China, Cuba, France, Poland, Russia, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States) spanning five continents.
The cast of 38 on stage will also include Tom Ammirati, Andrew Atherton, Kevin Atherton, Lee Brearley, Yanelis Brooks, Sam Charlton, Martin Charrat, Nate Cooper, Katrina Cunningham, Myriam Deraiche, Kyle Driggs, Jeremias Faganel, Amber Fulljames, Steven Trumon Gray, Tomasz Jadach, Rafal Kaszubowski, Reed Kelly, Denis Kibenko, Joe McAdam, Raven McRae, Sarah Meahl, Amber J. Merrick, Sheridan Mouawad, Amber Pickens, Justin Prescott, Fletcher Blair Sanchez, Matthieu Sennacherib, Bret Shuford, Blakely Slaybaugh, Sam Softich, Amiel Soicher, Amber van Wijk, Bruce Weber, Tomasz Wilkosz, Zhengqi Xia (Da Qi).
Under the artistic guidance of Jean-François Bouchard (creative guide and creative director), Paramour is directed by French stage director and choreographer Philippe Decouflé. Along with Decouflé, the creative team includes West Hyler (associate creative director and scene director), Shana Carroll (associate creative director and acrobatic designer & choreographer), Pascale Henrot (associate creative director), Bob & Bill (composers), Andreas Carlsson (lyricist and co-composer), Jean Rabasse (set designer), Philippe Guillotel (costume designer), Daphné Mauger (choreographer), Patrice Besombes (lighting designer), Olivier Simola & Christophe Waksmann (projection designers), John Shivers (sound designer), Boris Verkhovsky (acrobatic performance designer), Pierre Masse (rigging and acrobatic equipment designer), Nathalie Gagné (makeup designer), Anne‐Séguin Poirier (props designer), Josh Marquette (hair designer), Cirque du Soleil (casting – Montreal), and Telsey + Co (casting – New York).
Learn more and buy tickets online for Paramour in New York.
About Cirque Du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in 400 cities in sixty countries on six continents.
As previously announced, Cirque du Soleil Theatrical’s upcoming revival of The Wiz will arrive on Broadway for the 2016-2017 season. NBC debuted a live television production of The Wiz on Thursday, December 3, 2015.
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