Full casting has been announced for Amélie, A New Musical, which recently concluded its pre-Broadway tryout at the Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.
As previously announced, Phillipa Soo, who wowed audiences in the original Off-Broadway run of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 and earned a Tony nomination as Best Actress in a Musical for her Broadway debut as Eliza Hamilton in Hamilton, plays the title role, Amélie Poulain. Adam Chanler-Berat (Next to Normal) plays her leading man.
They will be joined by the complete Los Angeles cast, including David Andino, Randy Blair, Heath Calvert, Alison Cimmet, Savvy Crawford, Manoel Felciano, Harriett D. Foy, Alyse Alan Louis, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Tony Sheldon, Paul Whitty, Emily Afton, and Jacob Keith Watson.
Amélie will begin Broadway previews March 9 and open April 3 at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
Based on the Academy Award-winning 2001 French film Amélie, the musical has a libretto by Craig Lucas (An American in Paris, Prelude to a Kiss) and features music by Daniel Messé with lyrics by Nathan Tysen (The Burnt Part Boys, Tuck Everlasting) and Messé. Tony winner Pam MacKinnon (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs.
Amélie follows the whimsical and charming existence of Amélie, a lonely French waitress who decides to act as a secret wish-fulfiller to the people who live around her.
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First Look at Phillipa Soo in Amélie
Amélie 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 Grigsby and Messé, and orchestrations by Tony Award winner Bruce Coughlin. Casting is by Jim Carnahan, CSA.
Amélie, A New Musical will be produced on Broadway by Harbor Entertainment, Triptyk Studios, and Spencer Ross.
Tickets, which range $49.50-$169.50 (including $2 facility fee), can be ordered via Ticketmaster at (877) 250-2929.
(Updated January 26, 2017)