Musical (2016)

Musique: Andreas Carlson • Martin Laniel
Paroles: Andreas Carlson
Production à la création:

Après être venu plusieurs fois à New-York lors de tournées (Zarkana, Totem, etc…), c’est la première fois que le Cirque du Soleil crée une comédie musicale spécialement pour Broadway. Mélangeant subtilement l’extravagance d’un show de Vegas et la sensibilité des musicals américains , Paramour est une production atypique qui tente de joindre deux publics aux attentes différentes.

Paramour nous raconte l’histoire d’une grande actrice (Indigo) qui se retrouve piégée dans un triangle amoureux décisif entre un réalisateur (A.J Golden) qui veut sa gloire et un compositeur (Joey Green) voulant cueillir son cœur. Tout cela sera bien évidemment prétexte à des acrobaties à couper le souffle entrecoupées de moments musicaux qui évoqueront l’Âge d’or du 7ème Art.

Paramour was Cirque du Soleil's first resident musical theatre show at the Lyric Theatre on Broadway, New York City. Paramour was themed to the "Golden age of Hollywood" and followed the life of "a poet who is forced to choose between love and art". It had similar elements to Cirque du Soleil's retired Los Angeles resident show in Iris (which was also themed on cinema) written and created by Philippe Decouflé, and had a 38-person onstage cast with actress Ruby Lewis in the lead as Indigo. Paramour began preview shows on April 16, 2016, with an official premiere on May 25, 2016. It closed exactly one year after its first preview show, on 16 April 2017.

During previews, Paramour got off to a strong start and grossed over $1 million in its first six shows.

The show was directed by French director-choreographer Philippe Decouflé, who was also the director of the cinema themed Cirque du Soleil show Iris. The rest of the creative team was also the same as for Iris apart from the assistant directors, composer and sound designer. Scenes from Iris, such as aerial straps performed by the Atherton twins (who also performed in Iris), were incorporated into Paramour.

The show closed on Broadway on 16 April 2017 after 31 previews and 366 performances. Despite average box office sales, Cirque was allegedly paid $23 million to terminate its contract early[4], in order to vacate the Lyric and allow for the necessary renovations for the show's successor, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child which had a sold out track record since opening on the West End.[5][6]

Paramour reopened in April 2019 in Hamburg, Germany.[7]

The Hollywood Wiz
Ginger Top
Something More
AJ's Blues
The Muse
Serenade from a Window
The Honeymoon Days of Fame
Egyptian Gift
Help a Girl Choose
The Dream
Revenge Fantasies
Love Triangle
Writer's Block
Everything (The Lovers Theme)
Nyc Rooftops
Reel Love
Everything (Reprise)

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Paramour (2016-05-Lyric Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Lyric Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 10 mois 3 semaines
Nombre : 31 previews - 366 représentations
Première Preview : 16 April 2016
Première: 25 May 2016
Dernière: 16 April 2017
Mise en scène : Philippe Decouflé
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Avec: Jeremy Kushnier, Ruby Lewis (ii), Ryan Vona, Bret Shuford, Sarah Meahl, Kat Cunning, Tom Ammirati, Andrew Atherton, Kevin Atherton, Lee Brearley, Yanelis Brooks, Sam Charlton, Martin Charrat, Nate Cooper, Myriam Deraiche, Kyle Driggs, Jeremias Faganel, Amber Fulljames, Tomasz Jadach, Rafal Kaszubowski, Reed Kelly, Denis Kibenko, Joe McAdam, Raven McRae, Amber J. Merrick, Sheridan Mouawad, Amber Pickens, Justin Prescott, Fletcher Blair Sanchez, Mathieu Sennacherib, Blakely Slaybaugh, Sam Softich, Amiel Soicher, Steven Trumon Gray, Bruce Weber, Amber Van Wijk, Tomasz Wilkosz, Zhengqi Xia
Presse : "Welcome to 'Paramour,' or as I like to call it, 'A.D.H.D.! The Musical.' The production... represents the latest attempt by the French Canadian entertainment behemoth Cirque du Soleil to make a big splash in New York. This time the company... has decided to splice the time-tested yowza diversions — acrobats and gymnasts and jugglers, oh my! — into a traditional musical, with a plot, characters, show tunes and even a little tap-dancing. The resulting show, I’m sorry to say, achieves the singular feat of being simultaneously frenetic and tedious."
Charles Isherwood for New York Times

"'Paramour' wants to be different, outsized and brash. It's the first Cirque du Soleil show created specifically for Broadway, harnessing its muscular gravity-avoiding acrobats to musical theater. The result... is sometimes overstuffed and awkward but always finds its footing when it highlights its soaring, rubber-bodied stars."
Mark Kennedy for Associated Press

"A Broadway musical on steroids... Their latest effort attempts to combine Cirque's trademark acrobatic acts with an original Broadway musical. Unfortunately, the resulting hybrid, Paramour, is more Frankenstein's monster than love child."
Frank Scheck for Hollywood Reporter

"The show has a book (corny), a score of show tunes (mindless), and a cast of singing and dancing actors playing recognizable character roles. More happily, it also has those aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, and tumblers we love — and plenty of spectacle."
Marilyn Stasio for Variety

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Paramour (2019-04-Neue Flora-Hamburg)

Type de série: Original Europe
Théâtre: Neue Flora (Hambourg - Allemagne)
Durée : 1 an 4 mois 2 semaines
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Première Preview : 14 April 2019
Première: 14 April 2019
Dernière: Open end
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