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Originally based on the play Orfeu de Conceição by the great Moraes, Black Orpheus resets the classic Greek love story of Eurydice and Orfeu against the backdrop of a Rio de Janeiro favela during Carnival. Equal parts celebratory, erotic, haunting and tragic, Black Orpheus became an instant classic of popular culture, winning the Cannes Palme d'Or and the 1959 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and introduced the world to Bossa Nova.

Originally based on the play Orfeu de Conceição by the great Moraes, Black Orpheus resets the classic Greek love story of Eurydice and Orfeu against the backdrop of a Rio de Janeiro favela during Carnival. Equal parts celebratory, erotic, haunting and tragic, Black Orpheus became an instant classic of popular culture, winning the Cannes Palme d'Or and the 1959 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and introduced the world to Bossa Nova.

Cast and creative

By: Nilo Cruz, based on the film by Marcel Camus and Jacques Viot and the play "Orfeu da Conceição" by Vinicius de Moraes Songs by: Sergio Mendes, with themes from the film by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfa, and Vinicius de Moraes Director: Sergio Trujillo Producer: Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey Choreography: Sergio Trujillo

Latest Black Orpheus on Broadway News & Features

Nilo Cruz, Sergio Mendes, Sergio Trujillo

Brazil is coming to America in 2023! Black Orpheus, a new musical based on the 1956 Brazilian play Orfeu de Conceição, is in development for Broadway. In 2022, the show will have a developmental workshop and an out-of-town run at a regional theatre to be determined, ahead of a planned Broadway premiere in 2023.Nilo Cruz, a 2003 Pulitzer Prize winner for his play Anna in the Tropics, will adapt Vinicius de Moraes's Orfeu de Conceição script into the musical's book. Black Orpheus also features...

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