'The Little Prince' to open on Broadway in March 2022
The stage adaptation of the classic book previously ran in Paris, Sydney, and Dubai.
An out-of-this-world adventure is kicking off at the Broadway Theatre. A new stage production of The Little Prince, adapted from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's beloved children's book, will play the Broadway Theatre from March 4 to August 14, 2022. Opening night is set for March 17.
The Little Prince follows an aviator whose plane crashes far away from civilization. But he meets the titular young boy out of the blue, who is an interstellar adventure. The Little Prince tells the aviator of his travels to various planets throughout space, including Earth, where he meets various characters including a king, a geographer, a merchant, and more that teach him lessons about friendship, loss, love, and adulthood. The aviator learns a thing or two as well from talking to the curious young boy.
De Saint-Exupéry wrote The Little Prince when he was living between Manhattan and Long Island in 1942 before publishing it in the U.S. in 1943. The novel has since received numerous stage and screen adaptations. The new Broadway-bound production of The Little Prince, which uses dance, aerial acrobatics, and video mapping technology to tell the story, previously ran in Paris, Sydney, and Dubai.
The cast, brought over from the previous international productions, is led by Lionel Zalachas as The Little Prince, Aurélien Bednarek as The Aviator, and Chris Mouron as The Narrator. The company also includes Laurisse Sulty, Adrien Picaut, Antony Cesar, Andre Kamienski, Marcin Janiak, Srilata Ray, Dylan Barone, Marie Menuge, Joän Bertrand, George Sanders, William John Banks, Madison Ward, and Jayesh Palande.
The co-directors of The Little Prince are Anne Tournié, who also choreographs, and Mouron, who stars as the narrator and adapted the novel for the stage. The creative team also features composer Terry Truck, assistant choreographer Noellie Bordelet, video designer Marie Jumelin, costume designer Peggy Housset, lighting designer Stéphane Fritsch, sound designer Tristan Viscogliosi, and Etienne Beaussart, who oversees video projection.
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