Martha Clarke's world-premiere staging of Chéri, a new theatrical dance work set in Paris' Belle Époque era that stars Academy Award nominee Amy Irving, begins previews Nov. 19 at the Signature Theatre Company Off-Broadway.
Inspired by the Colette novel of the same title, the interdisciplinary work features Irving ("Yentl," The Coast of Utopia), American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Herman Cornejo, prima ballerina assoluta Alessandra Ferri and pianist Sarah Rothenberg.
Conceived, directed and choreographed by Clarke (Garden of Earthly Delights), Chéri has text by Tina Howe (Painting Churches). It will officially open Dec. 8 for a run through Dec. 22.
Chéri is billed as "an exciting fusion of theatre, live music, and dance... This tragic story of forbidden love between a young man and an older woman in Belle Époque Paris is a timeless, powerful exploration of sensuality, love, and our preoccupations with youth and age."
The design team includes David Zinn (scenic and costume design), Christopher Akerlind (lighting design), Arthur Solari and Samuel Crawford (sound design) and Sarah Rothenberg (music supervision).
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You