Acclaimed Off-Broadway Update of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris to Play London

News   Acclaimed Off-Broadway Update of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris to Play London The updated 2006 Off-Broadway edition of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, a musical revue based around the work of the prolific late Belgian singer-songwriter, is to be staged at London's Charing Cross Theatre, beginning performances Oct. 16 prior to an official opening Oct. 18, for a six-week run through Nov. 22.

Gina Beck
Gina Beck

The revue, featuring English translations of the songs by Mort Schuman and Eric Blau originally debuted at Off-Broadway's Village Gate in 1968, where it ran for over four years. The 2006 revival, helmed by Gordon Greenberg, at the Zipper Theatre ran for over a year, with the music re-orchestrated by Eric Syejcar, whose work will be reprised here.



Andrew Keates will direct a cast that features Daniel Boys, David Burt, Eve Polycarpou and Gina Beck. This production uses the English translations of Brel’s works by Mort Shuman and Eric Blau. The musical director is Dean Austin, with choreography by Sam Spencer Lane, design by Chris de Wilde, lighting by Mike Robertson and sound by James Nicholson.

In a press statement, Keates has commented, "Oonce the songs of Jacques Brel get into your head they stay there. Not only because of the poetry of his lyrics, but because of how they speak to any of us who have longed, loved and lost."

To book tickets, contact the box office on 08444 930 650, or visit charingcrosstheatre.co.uk

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