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Amélie to play final Broadway performance on May 21

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Producers of the Broadway premiere of Amélie, the new musical adaptation of the 2001 French film, have now posted a closure notice for May 21, 2017. Previews began at the Walter Kerr Theatre on March, ahead of an official opening on April 3, 2017. Upon closing, the Broadway production will have played a total of 27 preview and 56 regular performances.

The producers of Amélie released the following statement:

"It has been an honor and privilege to work with the brilliant, talented team of writers, actors and creatives who have brought Amélie to life for the past two years, from Berkeley Rep, to Center Theatre Group, to Broadway. We'd like to express our gratitude to all of them, as well as the audiences who have shared the experience with them and with us."

Amélie features a book by three-time Tony nominee Craig Lucas, music by Daniel Messé, and lyrics by Nathan Tysen & Daniel Messé.

Synopsis: "The musical follows the mesmerizing journey of the inquisitive and charmingly shy Amélie who turns the streets of Montmartre into a world of her own imagining, while secretly orchestrating moments of joy for those around her. After discovering a mysterious photo album and meeting a handsome stranger, Amélie realizes that helping others is easier than participating in a romantic story of her own."

Directed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon, the cast of Amélie includes Tony nominee Phillipa Soo in the title role alongside Adam Chanler-Berat (Nino), David Andino (Blind Beggar/Garden Gnome), Randy Blair (Hipolito), Heath Calvert (Lucien/Lug/Mysterious Man), Alison Cimmet (Amandine/Philomene), Savvy Crawford (Young Amélie), Tony nominee Manoel Felciano (Raphael/Bretodeaux), Harriett D. Foy (Suzanne), Alyse Alan Louis (Georgette/Sylvie), Maria-Christina Oliveras (Gina), Tony nominee Tony Sheldon (Collignon/Dufayel) and Paul Whitty (Joseph).

The creative team behind Amélie features musical staging and choreography by Sam Pinkleton, musical direction by Kimberly Grigsby, vocal arrangements by Kimberly Grigsby and Daniel Messé, orchestrations by Tony winner Bruce Coughlin, scenic and costume design by Tony winner David Zinn, lighting design by Tony nominee Jane Cox and Mark Barton, sound design by Tony nominee Kai Harada, and projection design by Peter Nigrini.

Amélie is produced on Broadway by Harbor Entertainment, Triptyk Studios and Spencer Ross.

Phillipa Soo made her Broadway debut as Eliza Schuyler Hamilton in the hit musical 'Hamilton,' earning her first Tony nomination for the role. She previously starred off-Broadway in the Public Theater production of 'Hamilton,' as well as the Kazino's production of 'Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812' as Natasha. On screen, she played the character of Lexi in NBC's musical series "Smash" and lent her voice to the Disney animated classic "Moana."

 

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