Get a behind the scenes sneak peek at Cirque du Soleil’s first Broadway show at it rehearses at Grumman Studios in Bethpage. The studios has been home to the new rehearsals for ‘Paramour’ on Broadway, the first Cirque du Soleil Production that has been created especially for Broadway.
Cirque du Soleil Theatrical has announced that the upcoming production of Cirque du Soleil – ‘Paramour’ will begin its previews for the production on Saturday, April 16. The show’s official opening set for Wednesday, May 25 at the Lyric Theatre (213 West 42nd Street).
‘Paramour’ is a landmark production for Cirque du Soleil, as it mixes the best of Broadway with Cirque du Soleil’s signature style, an ultimately provides a new experience for both traditional Broadway musical theatre goers and Cirque du Soleil’s fans. The show will feature many of Broadway’s cherished elements, including a timeless love story, live musicians and professional actors in lead roles. The show will also feature Cirque du Soleil’s aesthetics, including visionary production design on a grand scale, world class entertainment and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination.
Set in the glamorous world of Golden Age Hollywood, ‘Paramour’ tells the tale of a beautiful young poet who’s forced to choose between love and art. Featuring a cast that blends the best in circus arts and musical theatre, the show will transport you to a world of sublime beauty and emotion.
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.”
‘Paramour’ features Ruby Lewis as Indigo, the poetess; is Bradley Dean as A.J., the director; and Ryan Vona as Joey, the composer. The cast includes a company of Broadway actors, dancers, and renowned aerialists, acrobats, and circus arts performers covering the disciplines of aerial strap artists, Chinese pole, contortion, juggling, Russian beam, teeterboard, tumbling, trampoline, trapeze and many others. For more information on ‘Paramour,’ visit the show’s official website.
Grumman Studios sits on a 30-acre site in the space formerly known as the birth of the Apollo Lunar Modules that placed a man on the moon, located in the heart of Nassau County, Long Island. The movie and commercial studios is 40 minutes from New York City. The studios has been home to such productions as NBC’s ‘Sound of Music,’ ‘Peter Pan’ and ‘The Wiz,’ as well as the comic book action adventure fantasy sequel, ‘The Amazing Spiderman 2.’