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Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR Original Broadway Cast Album to Soar on Digital Tomorrow

The Original Broadway Cast Album for Cirque du Soleil Paramour will be available tomorrow, August 26, digitally via iTunes, Amazon music, Spotify, and Apple Music with physical copies available Friday, September 16, via Amazon.

The album, produced by Cirque du Soleil and RED, a Sony distribution company, will contain songs and selections from the show, including material by Bob & Bill and Andreas Carlsson.

The cast album of Paramour will feature Jeremy Kushnier as A.J., the director; Ruby Lewis as Indigo, the starlet; and Ryan Vona as Joey, the composer. It includes 18 original tracks, including the signature songs "Hollywood Wiz," "The Honeymoon Days of Fame," "Everything (The Lover's Theme)," as well as the extended, album-only version of "Reel Love."

While this will be the 34th Cirque du Soleil production with an original recording, Paramour will be the first ever Original Broadway Cast Recording from the company.

Paramour, a Cirque du Soleil musical began performances Saturday, April 16 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre, and opened Wednesday, May 25. The show continues to dazzle audiences nightly and is one of Broadway's highest-grossing shows.

Cirque du Soleil has dazzled audiences the world over, and now it's finally on Broadway with its boldest, most heart-soaring spectacle ever. Paramour, a Cirque du Soleil musical, is a landmark production for Cirque du Soleil, blending the best of Broadway with Cirque du Soleil's signature style. The show has many of the elements beloved on Broadway: a timeless love story, great music, and professional actors in lead roles; but with the Cirque du Soleil aesthetic integrated throughout the show: visionary production design on a grand scale, world class entertainment, and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination.

Paramour spins the thrilling tale of a beautiful young actress forced to choose between love and art in the glamorous world of Golden Age Hollywood. Featuring eye-popping acrobatics and sumptuous music and dance, Paramour is a groundbreaking new event that transports you to a sublime world of emotion and awe as it walks the exhilarating tightrope of the heart.

The cast includes a company of Broadway actors, dancers, and renowned aerialists, acrobats, and circus arts performers covering the disciplines of aerial strap artists, Chinese pole, contortion, juggling, Russian beam, teeterboard, tumbling, trampoline, trapeze, and many others.

The cast and creative team are from 13 different countries (Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Belarus, Canada, China, Cuba, France, Poland, Russia, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States) spanning five continents.

Under the artistic guidance of Jean-François Bouchard (creative guide and creative director), Paramour is directed by French stage director and choreographer Philippe Decouflé. Along with Decouflé, the creative team includes West Hyler (associate creative director and scene director),Shana Carroll (associate creative director and acrobatic designer & choreographer),Pascale Henrot (associate creative director), Bob & Bill (composers), Andreas Carlsson (lyricist and co-composer), Jean Rabasse (set designer), Philippe Guillotel (costume designer), Daphné Mauger (choreographer), Patrice Besombes (lighting designer), Olivier Simola & Christophe Waksmann (projection designers), John Shivers (Sound Designer), Boris Verkhovsky(acrobatic performance designer), Pierre Masse (rigging and acrobatic equipment designer), Nathalie Gagné (makeup designer), Anne?Séguin Poirier (props designer), Josh Marquette (hair design), Cirque du Soleil (casting - Montreal), Telsey + Co (casting - New York), Seth Stachowski (music director and band leader) and Jayna Neagle (executive producer).

Paramour is one of three Cirque du Soleil shows appearing in the New York City area this fall. KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities will appear under the big top at Randall's Island Park from September 29 to November 27, 2016. TORUK - The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron's Avatar will play Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, NY from September 7 through 11, and Prudential Center in Newark, NJ from September 15 through 18.

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in 400 cities in sixty countries on six continents. As previously announced, Cirque du Soleil Theatrical's upcoming revival of The Wiz will arrive on Broadway for the 2016-2017 season. NBC presented a live television production of The Wiz on Thursday, December 3, 2015. For more information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.


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