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PARAMOUR - New Production Marks First Show Created by Cirque du Soleil Specifically for Broadway

New York, Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Previews Begin April 16, 2016, Opening Set for June 2, 2016

at the Lyric Theatre (213 West 42nd Street)

 

Tickets On Sale Now Via Ticketmaster.com

 

Cirque du Soleil Theatrical (Scott Zeiger, President and Managing Director) is pleased to announce the new production of Cirque du Soleil - PARAMOUR, the organization’s first created specifically for Broadway. Previews for this production will begin on Saturday, April 16, 2016 with an official opening set for Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the Lyric Theatre (213 West 42nd Street). 

 

Tickets for PARAMOUR are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 877-250-2929.

 

PARAMOUR is a landmark production for Cirque du Soleil, blending the best of Broadway with Cirque du Soleil’s signature style, to provide a new experience for both traditional Broadway musical theatre goers and Cirque du Soleil’s fans. The show will have many of the elements beloved on Broadway: a book-driven love story narrative, 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. 

 

President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil, Daniel Lamarre, said: “Cirque du Soleil and Broadway are two forms of artistic entertainment that have pushed the boundaries of what audiences expect from live performance. With Cirque du Soleil Theatrical, we are thrilled to be joining the Broadway community and we are proud to have our Cirque du Soleil family perform in the same neighborhood as so many other talented Broadway artists.”

 

President and Managing Director of Cirque du Soleil Theatrical Scott Zeiger said, “Bringing PARAMOUR to Broadway is the culmination of years of work, planning, and countless creative discussions. The PARAMOUR creative team, led by our remarkable director Philippe Decouflé, have designed the show specifically for the Lyric Theatre, and it is the perfect fit for the incredible experience we have in store. I am certain that our audiences will be surprised and delighted by our vision for the production.”

 

Prepare to get swept off your feet by PARAMOUR, a rapturous and passionate new experience that unites the signature spectacle of Cirque du Soleil with the storytelling magic that defines Broadway. Set in the glamorous world of Golden Age Hollywood, this groundbreaking event spins the tale of a beautiful young poet forced to choose between love and art. Featuring a cast that blends the best in circus arts and musical theatre, PARAMOUR will transport you to a world of sublime beauty and emotion as it walks the exhilarating tightrope of the heart. 

 

Under the artistic guidance of Jean-François Bouchard (Creative Guide), PARAMOUR is directed by French stage director and choreographer Philippe Decouflé. Along with Decouflé, the creative team includes Pascale Henrot (associate creative director), West Hyler (associate creative director and scene director), Jean Rabasse (set designer), Philippe Guillotel(costume designer), Bob & Bill (composers), Daphné Mauger (choreographer), Patrice Besombes (lighting designer), Anne‐Séguin Poirier (props designer), Olivier Simola (projection designer), Christophe Waksmann (projection designer), John Shivers (sound designer), Shana Carroll (acrobatic choreographer), Boris Verkhovsky (acrobatic performance designer), Pierre Masse (rigging and acrobatic equipment designer), Nathalie Gagné (makeup designer), Pavel Kotov (casting – Montreal), and Telsey + Co (casting – New York).

 

Casting for the 38-member company of actors, dancers, aerialists, acrobats, and circus arts performers who will appear in PARAMOUR will be announced shortly. 

 

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Cirque do Soleil - PARAMOUR gratefully acknowledges our official sponsor ACTIVEON Action Camera.

 

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 will debut a live television production of The Wiz on Thursday, December 3.

 

For more information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

To find out more about the One Drop Foundation, visit www.onedrop.org.

 

LISTINGS INFORMATION

Tickets for Cirque du Soleil - PARAMOUR are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 877-250-2929. Ticket prices range from $55- $145 (all prices include a $2.50 facility fee). Rush policies and date for the Lyric Theatre box office opening for the show will be announced in the coming weeks. 

For Cirque du Soleil - PARAMOUR group sales, please call 877-826-0255 (US), 1-702-352-0197 (International), or email Corporate.Sales@cirquedusoleil.com.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 – SUNDAY, MAY 1: Monday through Thursday at 7:30 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. There are only six performances for these weeks. The show is dark on Sunday.

MONDAY, MAY 2 – SUNDAY, MAY 15: Monday through Thursday at 7:30 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinee on Saturday at 3 PM. There are only seven performances for these weeks. The show is dark on Sunday.

MONDAY, MAY 16 – SUNDAY, JUNE 5 (INCLUDING WEEK OF OPENING): Monday through Thursday at 7:30 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday at 2:30 PM and Saturday at 3 PM. Opening night curtain for Thursday, June 2 will be 6 PM. The show is dark on Sunday.

MONDAY, JUNE 6 – SUNDAY, JUNE 12: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday at 3 PM and Sunday at 2 PM. The show is dark on Tuesday.

MONDAY, JUNE 13 – SUNDAY, JULY 3: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday and Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 7 PM. Matinees on Saturday at 3 PM and Sunday at 2 PM. The show is dark on Wednesday.

MONDAY, JULY 4 – SUNDAY, JULY 10 (WEEK OF JULY 4 HOLIDAY): Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 7 PM. Matinees on Wednesday and Sunday at 2 PM; Saturday at 3 PM. The show is dark on the Monday, July 4 holiday.

STARTING, MONDAY, JULY 11: Monday and Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday and Sunday at 2 PM, Saturday at 3 PM. The show is dark on Tuesday.


Media contacts:
Cirque du Soleil - PARAMOUR |Cirque du Soleil Theatrical    
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Aaron Meier - ameier@bbbway.com                
Amy Kass - akass@bbbway.com

Cirque du Soleil
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