AMELIE On Sale to General Public Monday, November 28
Tony Award Nominee PHILLIPA SOO (Hamilton) and ADAM CHANLER-BERAT (Next to Normal)
FIRST PREVIEW THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017
OPENING NIGHT MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017
AT BROADWAY’S THE WALTER KERR THEATRE
Book by Tony Award nominee CRAIG LUCAS
Music by DANIEL MESSÉ
Lyrics by NATHAN TYSEN and DANIEL MESSÉ
Musical Staging & Choreography by SAM PINKLETON
Directed by Tony Award winner PAM MACKINNON
(New York, NY) Tickets for AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL are now on sale to the general public at ticketmaster.com or by calling 877.250.2929.
AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL will begin performances on Broadway on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street) and officially open Monday, April 3, 2017, following a limited engagement at Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles (December 4, 2016 – January 15, 2017). The company will be led by Tony Award nominee Phillipa Soo and Adam Chanler-Berat, following the Los Angeles engagement.
In 2015, AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL had its critically acclaimed world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, which topped “Best Theater of 2015” lists in the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle.
AMÉLIE is the new Broadway musical based on the beloved five-time Oscar®-nominated film.
Shy Amélie lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind… where life is filled with mischievous adventures, a garden gnome can be an international rock star, a goldfish can be her dearest friend and true love is as magical as she imagines. Longing to connect with others, Amélie covertly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But when she falls for an equally eccentric young artist, she must find the courage to follow her own heart.
Directed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), with a book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony nominee Craig Lucas (The Light in the Piazza), music by Daniel Messé and lyrics by Nathan Tysen & Messé, and musical staging and choreograph by Sam Pinkleton, AMÉLIE arrives on Broadway in a heart-lifting and delightfully imagined production that captures all the quirky wonder of the film…no subtitles required!
AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL has scenic and costume design by Tony Award winner David Zinn, co-lighting design by Tony Award nominee Jane Cox and Mark Barton, sound design by Tony Award nominee Kai Harada, projection design by Drama Desk Award winner Peter Nigrini, musical direction by Kimberly Grigsby, vocal arrangements by Kimberly Grigsby and Daniel Messé, and orchestrations by Tony Award winner Bruce Coughlin.
AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL is produced on Broadway by Aaron Harnick, Triptyk Studios, Spencer Ross and Executive Produced by Harbor Entertainment.
Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
Tickets range from $79.50 – $169.50.
Tickets available at ticketmaster.com or by calling 877.250.2929.
The regular performance schedule for AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL is: Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30pm (8pm during previews); and Friday & Saturday at 8pm; with matinees at 2pm on Wednesday & Saturday, and 3pm on Sunday. For changes to the schedule, visit AmelieBroadway.com.
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL
“A sparkling musical comedy that slyly revels in the infinite possibilities of theatrical merrymaking. The score flowers with originality. The impressive lyric writing of Tysen and Messé made me want to listen harder. The best songs mix outlandish wit with genuine feeling. It’s a credit to the enchantment of the authors and MacKinnon’s production that the storybook ending feels both earned and true.” – Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
“A dreamy movie becomes a dream of a stage musical. Wit crackles and charms fill the house, emanating from the book, lyrics and melodies. The coming-of-age-through-love tale of a radiant, smart but — emotionally — almost cripplingly shy young woman. Messé and Tysen’s captivating, eclectic and humor-tinged songs keep the show moving at a swift clip. Director Pam MacKinnon creates a seamless blend of visual, narrative and performance delights.” – Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle
“Sheer delight! A magical, timeless plunge into love, art, goldfish puppetry, snake-eyed marbles, coin-operated photo booths, Parisian bedrooms, sex shops, cafés, and all manner of desirable targets. Amélie is deft social commentary, too. Craig Lucas’ book bursts with joy, delight, imagination, talent, and tenderness. Skillfully directed by Pam MacKinnon, the production capitalizes on David Zinn’s brilliant, skewed set. Music Director Kimberly Grigsby’s robust delivery of Daniel Messé’s richly harmonic score and slyly clever lyrics by Messé and co-lyricist Nathan Tysen, invigorate the visuals. A charming coming-of-age story about a young woman whose life on the streets of Montmartre is a constant search for connection. Vivacious charm falls into lockstep with nostalgia and poignancy, it’s exactly this dance between absurd escapism, true and false memories and relatable heartache that elevates Amélie.” – Lou Fancher, San Francisco Weekly