Alfred Uhry, Charles Aznavour and Jason Robert Brown's My Paris Joins Long Wharf Season

News   Alfred Uhry, Charles Aznavour and Jason Robert Brown's My Paris Joins Long Wharf Season
 
New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre has announced that it will now conclude its 2015-16 season with the Kathleen Marshall-helmed My Paris. The new musical features music and lyrics by French icon Charles Aznavour, a book by Oscar and Tony winner Alfred Uhry and musical adaptations by Tony winner Jason Robert Brown.

Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown

My Paris, which will be led by director and choreographer Marshall, replaces the previously announced Shining City. Performances will begin May 4, 2016, with an official opening night set for May 11. The engagement is scheduled to run through May 29.

According to production notes, My Paris examines the life and times of legendary French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. "Toulouse-Lautrec lovingly rendered the gaiety, color, and heartbreak of Montmartre, Le Can Can, and the world of Le Moulin Rouge," states the description. "It’s the story of a great artist that loved a world that never quite loved him back."

Aznavour wrote the music and lyrics for the new musical, which originated at The Norma Terris Theater in Chester in July. It features English lyrics and musical adaptations by Brown (The Last Five Years).

"The creative team is among the most accomplished which we’ve had the opportunity to work with. I am certain it will be an exciting production," Long Wharf artistic director Gordon Edelstein commented in a press release. "I’ve found a musical that I believe will be an event, a joyous celebration of life, love, and art."

For more information about the 2015-16 season or to purchase tickets, call (203) 787-4282 or visit LongWharf.org.

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