Les Misérables Star Marie Zamora Will Reunite With Alain Boublil in World Premiere of Manhattan Parisienne

News   Les Misérables Star Marie Zamora Will Reunite With Alain Boublil in World Premiere of Manhattan Parisienne
 
Manhattan Parisienne, a new play by Alain Boublil about a musical romance between a French singer and a New York musician, will receive its world premiere at 59E59 Theaters.

Marie Zamora
Marie Zamora

Performances will begin Dec. 18 and continue through Jan. 4, 2015.

Directed by Graciela Daniele, Manhattan Parisienne will feature French actress and singer Marie Zamora as Eve. The three male actors in the production will be announced at a later date.

"Manhattan Parisienne is a New York story, a story of differences and attraction, of two struggling artists and an unlikely meeting of minds," press notes state. "She is a French actress/singer. He is a Manhattan musician who has a history with Paris. Connected by music, they embark on a surreal journey through New York on a cold rainy evening. Manhattan Parisienne features excerpts of songs from the classic French and American songbooks by songwriters including Jacques Brel, George and Ira Gershwin, Michel Legrand, Cole Porter and Charles Aznavour."

Zamora originated the role of Cosette in the Paris production of Les Misérables. Her other principal roles include Kate in Kiss Me, Kate; Chairy in Barnum; and Sina Marnis in Pirandello's Les Nouvelles De Sicile. She appeared in the concert production "Hey Mr. Producer" at London's Lyceum Theater and "Do You Hear the People Sing."

Boublil is the Tony Award-winning co-creator of Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. He also wrote the book and lyrics for The Pirate Queen. The production also marks a reunion for him with Daniele, who provided musical staging for The Pirate Queen.

Daniele has directed Once on This Island, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life and Annie Get Your Gun. Her choreography credits include Pal Joey, The Goodbye Girl and The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Tickets and more information are available by calling (212) 753-5959 or visiting 59E59.org.

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