By Michael Gioia
01 Sep 2011
The musical, featuring music and lyrics by David Levinson, book by Stacey Weingarten and additional development by Drake, will play a limited engagement through Oct. 15.
The cast of Les Enfants de Paris includes Megan Reinking (The People in the Picture, Hair) as nightclub singer Fleur-de-Lys DeGondelaurier, Jed Resnick (Avenue Q) as composer Pierre Frollo, Dan Kohler (Blue Man Group) as priest Claude Frollo and Blake Segal as Michel Giroux. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
In Les Enfants de Paris, according to press notes, "the streets of Paris are not safe after young Pierre Frollo’s love for a fiery Muslim refugee sparks a series of cataclysmic events. Featuring a chanson-and-Arab-influenced score, this gripping musical re-sets Victor Hugo’s 'Notre Dame de Paris' amongst the disenfranchised youth and xenophobia of France 1958, and the Algerian War for Independence."
Now in its eighth year, the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is the largest annual musical theatre event in America and is a major marketplace for new material and talent discovery. NYMF "discovers, nurtures and promotes promising musical theatre artists and producers at all stages of development, and inspires a diverse audience through vibrant, accessible, powerful new work."
The TBG Theatre is located at 312 West 36th Street. For tickets, call (866) 811-4111 or visit www.nymf.org. For more information, visit www.lesenfantsmusical.com or www.nymf.org/lesenfantsdeparis.