's world-premiere of Chéri
opened Off-Broadway Dec. 8 at the Signature Theatre Company
. Inspired by the Colette novel of the same title, this new work is a fusion of theatre, live music, and dance. Set in Paris' Belle Époque era, the story of forbidden love features Academy Award nominee Amy Irving
, American Ballet Theatre
principal dancer Herman Cornejo, prima ballerina assoluta Alessandra Ferri and pianist Sarah Rothenberg.