Alain Boublil's MANHATTAN PARISIENNE to Play 59E59 Theatre in December 2014
According to an Equity casting notice, a new musical from theatre legend Alain Boublil is on its way to New York. MANHATTAN PARISIENNE will premiere off-Broadway at 59E59 Theatre December 16 through January 5, 2015. Rehearsals are set to begin in November.
Graciela Daniele is set to direct the project.
Manhattan Parisienne is a musical play about the random meeting of a man and a woman from completely different worlds. During an afternoon together through music and their French / American connection they discover that they are very much the same person, battling similar fears, hopes and dreams. Mr. Boublil is using some of his favorite songs from American and French songbooks to carry or be part of the action of the play as they reflect the different worlds where the two characters come from and later are immersed in.
Boublil is best known for his collaborations with the composer Claude-Michel Schönberg for musicals on Broadway and London's West End. These include: La Révolution Française(1973), LES MISERABLES (1980), Miss Saigon (1989), Martin Guerre (1996), The Pirate Queen (2006), and Marguerite (2008).