Mamma Mia! Tony nominee Louise Pitre will play Edith Piaf opposite Carly Street as Marlene Dietrich in The Angel and the Sparrow, which will run April 15–May 6 at the Segal Theatre in Montreal. The play is based on the real-life friendship between the two iconic performers.
The Angel and the Sparrow is directed by Gordon Greenberg, who helmed Holiday Inn on Broadway last season.
The Montreal run marks the English-language premiere of the play with music by Daniel Große Boymann and Thomas Kahry that premiered in Vienna in 2014. Erin Shields adapted the English-language version from a translation by Sam Madwar.
The cast will also include Joe Mathson and Lucinda Davis. The play uses more than 20 songs associated with Dietrich and Piaf, including “La Vie En Rose,” “Milord,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” and “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien.”
Jonathan Monro is musical director on a team that includes set designer Martin Ferland, costume designer Louise Bourret, and lighting designer Claude Accolas.
Visit segalcentre.org. The 5170 Segal Theatre is located at Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal.
Pitre has been a special guest performer on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway on the Rhône River 2 cruise April 7–14, 2019, and the Broadway on the High Seas 10: Odyssey Through the Greek Isles cruise June 24–July 1, 2019. Lineups of top Broadway stars will be announced at a later date. Call Judy Perl Worldwide for tickets at (844) 561-3625. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for booking and information.