Original Broadway Cast Recording Announced For AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL
PHILLIPA SOO and ADAM CHANLER-BERAT
DAVID ANDINO, RANDY BLAIR, HEATH CALVERT, ALISON CIMMET, SAVVY CRAWFORD,
MANOEL FELCIANO, HARRIETT D. FOY, ALYSE ALAN LOUIS, MARIA-CHRISTINA OLIVERAS, PAUL WHITTY and TONY SHELDON
Featuring a NEW Broadway score by
CRAIG LUCAS (Book), DANIEL MESSÉ (Music & Lyrics) and NATHAN TYSEN (Lyrics)
Music Director KIMBERLY GRIGSBY
Vocal Arrangements by KIMBERLY GRIGSBY & DANIEL MESSÉ
Orchestrations by BRUCE COUGHLIN
Musical Staging & Choreography by SAM PINKLETON
Directed by PAM MACKINNON
BROADWAY PREVIEWS START MARCH 9, 2017 AT THE WALTER KERR THEATRE
OPENING NIGHT APRIL 3, 2017
“A SPARKLING MUSICAL AND AN ENCHANTING ACT OF THEATRICAL REINVENTION. Phillipa Soo is exquisite. Every time she opens her mouth to sing, the stars in Paris’ night sky shine brighter. The music provides a magic carpet of orchestral strings upon which the production floats at will.”
- Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
(New York, NY) Producers are thrilled to announce the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the much anticipated AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL, by a new imprint of the Warner Music Group. The original Broadway cast recording will be available for pre-order at w.lnk.to/amelie starting Thursday, March 9, 2017, and will be released on Friday, May 19, 2017 (online) and Friday, June 9, 2017 (in stores). Michael Croiter will serve as album executive producer; Daniel Messé and Gary Maurer will serve as producers; and Nathan Tysen will serve as associate producer. For more information and to sign-up for updates on the record’s release, visit AmelieBroadway.com.
AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL will begin performances on Broadway on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street) and officially open Monday, April 3, 2017.
The cast of Amélie, A New Musical features Phillipa Soo, Adam Chanler-Berat, David Andino, Randy Blair, Heath Calvert, Alison Cimmet, Savvy Crawford, Manoel Felciano, Harriett D. Foy, Alyse Alan Louis, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Paul Whitty and Tony Sheldon.
With a book by Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas, music by Daniel Messé and lyrics by Nathan Tysen & Messé, AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL is directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon, musical staging and choreography by Sam Pinkleton, music direction by Kimberly Grigsby, scenic and costume design by Tony Award winner David Zinn, co-lighting design by Tony Award nominee Jane Cox and Mark Barton, sound design by Tony Award nominee Kai Harada, projection design by Peter Nigrini, puppet design by Amanda Villalobos, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, vocal arrangements by Kimberly Grigsby and Daniel Messé, and orchestrations by Tony Award winner Bruce Coughlin.
In 2015, AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL had its critically acclaimed world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, which topped “Best Theater of 2015” lists in the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle.
AMÉLIE is the new Broadway musical based on the beloved five-time Oscar®-nominated film, and “an enchanting act of theatrical reinvention” (The Los Angeles Times).
Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small, but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Come be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection and sees possibility around every corner. In these uncertain times, Amélie is someone to believe in.
AMÉLIE is a heartwarming comedy that “proves that the world is better when we’re all in it together” (Paste Magazine).
AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL is produced on Broadway by Aaron Harnick, David Broser, Triptyk Studios, Spencer B. Ross and Harbor Entertainment.
Tickets range from $49.50 - $169.50.
Tickets available at ticketmaster.com or by calling 877.250.2929.
The regular performance schedule for AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL is: Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30pm (8pm during previews); and Friday & Saturday at 8pm; with matinees at 2pm on Wednesday & Saturday, and 3pm on Sunday. For changes to the schedule, visit AmelieBroadway.com.
CRAIG LUCAS (Book). Craig’s plays include Missing Persons, Reckless, Blue Window, Prelude to a Kiss (Tony nomination), God’s Heart, The Dying Gaul, Small Tragedy (Obie Award), Stranger, Prayer for My Enemy, The Singing Forest, The Lying Lesson, and Ode To Joy. His movies include Longtime Companion, The Secret Lives of Dentists and The Dying Gaul, which he also directed. He wrote the libretti for The Light in the Piazza (Tony nomination), An American in Paris (Tony nomination), Three Postcards and the opera Two Boys (Metropolitan Opera). He directed the world premiere of The Light in the Piazza, Harry Kondoleon’s Saved or Destroyed and Play Yourself, and the film Birds of America. Craig has received three Tony nominations, the New York Film Critics Best Screenplay Award, the Sundance Audience Award, the Excellence in Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Steinberg Award, three Obies (one for direction), and the Laura Pels Mid-career Achievement Award from PEN; he has been a Pulitzer finalist.
DANIEL MESSÉ (Composer/Co-Lyricist/Co-Vocal Arranger) is the founder and principal songwriter of the band Hem, which has garnered worldwide acclaim over the course of six studio albums. Starting as a DIY project out of Dan’s bedroom, Hem was signed to DreamWorks Records by legendary music producer Lenny Waronker and has been featured in every major media outlet including The New York Times, New Yorker, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” “Fresh Air with Terry Gross,” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” In 2009 the Public Theater tapped Hem to score Twelfth Night for Shakespeare in the Park (starring Anne Hathaway and Audra McDonald, directed by Daniel Sullivan) for which they earned a Drama Desk Award nomination. Daniel has written four shows for Theatreworks USA (including Black Beauty and Nate the Great) with collaborator Mindi Dickstein. They were the recipients of a Jonathan Larson Grant from the American Theatre Wing and were commissioned by Playwrights Horizons to write the full-length musical Trip through the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Commissioning Program.
NATHAN TYSEN (Co-Lyricist) was represented on Broadway last season with the new musical Tuck Everlasting. Recent projects include Stillwater with band Joe’s Pet Project at Kansas City Rep. In 2014, Nathan was awarded both the Edward Kleban Prize for most promising lyricist and the Fred Ebb Award for excellence in musical theatre songwriting (co-won with Chris Miller). Work with Miller includes lyrics for The Burnt Part Boys (2009 Lucille Lortel nomination for Best New Musical), and Fugitive Songs (2008 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Revue), both of which have cast albums available at iTunes and Amazon. Additional work with Miller includes songs for “Sesame Street” and “The Electric Company,” as well as two circuses for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. Nathan was a contributing lyricist to the musical revue Stars of David, and has written material for the Broadway Inspirational Voices and BCEA's Gypsy of the Year. He has worked for over a decade writing and directing for the Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts, helping to create over a dozen new musicals with young adults. MFA: NYU Tisch, BFA: Missouri State University.
KIMBERLY GRIGSBY (Music Director/Co-Vocal Arranger). Broadway: Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark; Spring Awakening; The Light in the Piazza; Caroline, or Change; The Full Monty; You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown; and Twelfth Night. Off-Broadway: Here Lies Love; The Fortress of Solitude; Coraline; Mother Courage and Her Children; The Immigrant; and Songs From an Unmade Bed. Other collaborations include My Life Is A Fairy Tale and Orphan of Zhao, both with music & lyrics by Stephin Merritt; Telaio: Desdemona by Susan Botti; and Jeanine Tesori’s The Lion, The Unicorn and Me for Washington National Opera. She holds degrees from Southern Methodist University and Manhattan School of Music.
BRUCE COUGHLIN (Orchestrations) has orchestrated nearly 100 musicals and operas the world over, including: War Paint, Light in the Piazza (co-orchestrator; Tony Award), 9 to 5, Grey Gardens, Urinetown, The Wild Party (Broadway), Assassins (London), Floyd Collins and Giant. Awards: Tony Award (plus two nominations), Obie, Drama Desk (plus eight nominations). brucecoughlin.com
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