Director Pam MacKinnon Says Amélie Aiming for 2017 Broadway Opening

News   Director Pam MacKinnon Says Amélie Aiming for 2017 Broadway Opening
 
Tony-winning director Pam MacKinnon said she hopes Amélie will arrive on Broadway in about a year and a half, according to NorthJersey.com. The world-premiere musical ended its extended run Oct. 18 at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

There had been speculation of a spring 2016 Broadway opening.

Amélie is based on the Academy Award-winning 2001 French film of the same name, with a story that follows the whimsical and charming existence of its title character. The premiere staging starred "Les Misérables" film actress Samantha Barks in the lead role and officially opened Sept. 11. Read reviews here.

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The cast also featured David Andino (Blind Beggar/Garden Gnome), Randy Blair (Hipoloto), Adam Chanler-Berat (Nino), Alison Cimmet (Amandine/Philomene), Savvy Crawford (Young Amélie), Carla Duren (Gina), John Hickok (Raphael/Bretodeaux), Alyse Alan Louis (Georgette), Maria-Christina Oliveras (Suzanne), Tony Sheldon (Dufayel/Collignon), Perry Sherman (Lucien), Paul Whitty (Joseph), Shannon O’Boyle (Swing) and Jacob Keith Watson (Swing).

Amélie is written by Craig Lucas (An American in Paris, Prelude to a Kiss) and features music by Daniel Messeé with lyrics by Nathan Tysen (The Burnt Part Boys, Tuck Everlasting) and Messé.

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The show featured scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Jane Cox, sound design by Kai Harada, projection design by Peter Nigrini with music direction by Kimberly Grigsby and choreography by Sam Pinkleton. Orchestrations were by Bruce Coughlin.

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