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VIDEO: The Jazzy Hollywood Love Triangle of Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR

It's a story as old as Hollywood's Golden Age, but one that never grows stale; the love triangle that arises when dreams of fame and fortune clash with dreams of romance.

Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR tells its tale in the first Cirque du Soleil production that incorporates the athleticism and circus artistry the company is famous for into a story-and-character-driven Broadway musical.

Their new video introduces playgoers to Hollywood director A.J., played by Jeremy Kushnier, Broadway's original Ren McCormack in FOOTLOOSE and a 2015 Drama Desk Best Actor In a Musical nominee for his performance in ATOMIC.

A.J. believes that the only love he needs is the applause of millions until he meets Indigo (Ruby Lewis, making her Broadway debut), a nightclub singer looking to be the next "It Girl." Indigo has a professional relationship with composer Joey (Ryan Vona, seen on Broadway in ONCE), but secret longings surface once A.J. gets involved.

Their story is told not only with song and dialogue, but with interpretive ballet moments performed in the world-famous Cirque du Soleil style.

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 includes Jeremy Kushnier, Ruby Lewis, Ryan Vona, Bret Shuford, Sarah Meahl, Kat Cunning, Tom Ammirati, Andrew Atherton, Kevin Atherton, Chelsey Arce, Lee Brearley, Yanelis Brooks, Samuel William Charlton, Martin Charrat, Nate Cooper, Myriam Deraiche, Kyle Driggs, Jeremias Faganel, Amber Brooke Fulljames, Steven Trumon Gray, Tomasz Jadach, Rafal Kaszubowski, Justin Keats, Reed Kelly, Denis Kibenko, Joe McAdam, Raven McRae, Amber J. Merrick, Sheridan Mouawad, Amber Pickens, Justin Prescott, Fletcher Blair Sanchez, Matthieu Sennacherib, Blakely Slaybaugh, Sam Softich, Amiel Soicher, Amber van Wijk, Bruce Weber, Tomasz Wilkosz, Zhengqi Xia (Da Qi).

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).

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.


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