Patrick Honoré

Patrick Honoré

Patrick Honoré runs the magazine broadwayguy.com and has been a musical theater critic for 15 years, sarting as the French Musical Corespondant for the paper edition of Musical Stages in London, which led to his writing for Musical Theatre in Review, its digital follow-up.  He was the French corespondant for the German magazine Musicals, the last hold out for paper magazines devoted to musical theater.  And he has also written reviews on Broadway and London musicals for musicalavenue.fr in French.  He joined the Broadway World team 6 years ago.

Patrick Honoré is also a cabaret performer in Paris, London, and New York.  He has taught jazz and theater dance in his company Guys and Dolls, which he created in 1996.

Patrick fell in love with musical theater when he was 13 years old, and has since been visiting London monthly and New York biannually, which explains his encyclopedic knowledge of the genre and its history.  His tastes favor the Golden Age style of musical, and his favorite composers are Jerry Herman, Kander and Ebb, Cy Coleman, and Stephen Sondheim, whose songs he regularly performs in Parisian cafés.

 




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First Show:

Chicago

Favorite Show:

The Kiss of the Spider Woman



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Review: LA REVOLUTION FRANÇAISE at Le 13e Art
Review: LA REVOLUTION FRANÇAISE at Le 13e Art
May 20, 2024

The first revival of the Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Shönberg's first musical, the duo who brought us Les Misérables.

Interview: Julien Salvia & Ludovic-Alexandre Vidal of IT'S MADNESS! at Parc Astérix
Interview: Julien Salvia & Ludovic-Alexandre Vidal of IT'S MADNESS! at Parc Astérix
April 22, 2024

On the heels of the mini-musicals found at Disneyland Paris comes the first ever musical theater style live entertainment from its main European competitor in France (and Europe) Parc Astérix, inspired by the stories of the famous comic book series Asterix by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo.  This theme park offers a variety of attractions and shows based on historical periods from the world of Asterix and his friends, whimsically celebrating Gaulish culture with over 50 attractions and shows, including roller coasters, water rides, and live performances.  This year, as part of its 35th anniversary celebration, an original musical comedy C’est du délire !, or It’s Madness!, billed as “the first Gallic musical comedy”, began performances on March 30th. 

Review: CELEBRATING BROADWAY'S LEADING LADIES at Auguste Théâtre
Review: CELEBRATING BROADWAY'S LEADING LADIES at Auguste Théâtre
April 13, 2024

A Showstopping AMT Live Concert at Auguste Théâtre in Paris.

Review: ZAZIE DANS LE METRO at Maison De La Culture d'Amiens
Review: ZAZIE DANS LE METRO at Maison De La Culture d'Amiens
March 29, 2024

Zazie dans le Métro is a witty, vulgar, funny, and ultimately inventive musical adaption of the surrealist novel by Raymond Queneau and film by Louis Malle.

Review: WOMAN OF THE YEAR at Théâtre Firmin Gémier
Review: WOMAN OF THE YEAR at Théâtre Firmin Gémier
February 18, 2024

Finally, this Kander and Ebb masterpiece has been done in France, with French dialogue and lyrics to boot

Review: 42ÈME RUE FAIT SON SHOW! at Maison De La Radio
Review: 42ÈME RUE FAIT SON SHOW! at Maison De La Radio
February 17, 2024

Laurent Valière continues to bring us highlights from the 'New Golden Age for Musicals in France'.

Review: ARTISTE? at Théâtre Le Grand Point Virgule
Review: ARTISTE? at Théâtre Le Grand Point Virgule
January 21, 2024

Is one born an artist, or does one become an artist? Axel Alvarez intimately explores this question in his spectacularl, exuberantly danced, autobiographical one-man song and dance show in Paris.

Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Châtelet
Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Châtelet
January 13, 2024

For the 6th time since the beginning of the 80s, West Side Story, the Berstein-Sondheim Laurents masterpiece, was back in Paris for a limited run as part of a French tour before going to Sydney in April. In sync with the release of the Bradley Cooper biopic Maestro, it is great that younger generations are able to get a look at the real original thing.

Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Opéra De Massy
Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Opéra De Massy
January 5, 2024

Don't miss this new touring production of The Sound of Music, with dialogues in French and Songs in English.

Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPEND ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Lido 2
Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPEND ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Lido 2
December 17, 2023

Jean-Luc Choplin continues to bring Sondheim to Paris

Review: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY at Le Son de la Terre
Review: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY at Le Son de la Terre
December 4, 2023

Callaway has a way of finding new depths to even though most familiar songs, exerting a warmth that Winter in Paris needs.

Review: SPAMALOT at Théatre De Paris
Review: SPAMALOT at Théatre De Paris
October 27, 2023

After the huge success of the Mel Brooks musical 'The Producers', 'Monty Python’s Spamalot' was a logical choice to follow suite with another stage adaptation of a hilarious and sometimes bawdy movie, just like it happened on Broadway, where both shows followed one another, winning Tonys.

Review: BLACK LEGENDS at 13ème Art
Review: BLACK LEGENDS at 13ème Art
October 26, 2023

After many different incarnations since it first appeared as Swinging Life at L’Alhambra in 2009 and 2012, Valéry Rodriguez’s brainchild—now called Black Legends—has just begun its second 'season' in the new 13ème Art auditorium, following its sold-out run at Bobino last winter.  With a lot of new numbers added, a hip-hop medley, lively LED walls and lighting, and enhanced choreography, Black Legends fully deserves a second visit.

Interview: Nathan Guichet on Directing the Madonna Musical HOLIDAYS at L'Alhambra
Interview: Nathan Guichet on Directing the Madonna Musical HOLIDAYS at L'Alhambra
October 23, 2023

A Madonna Juke Box Musical in Paris. In the sub-genre of the juke box musical that doesn’t tell the story of the star from whose oeuvre the songs are taken, but rather works those songs around an original story, comes Holidays on the heels of several predecessors, notably Broadway’s Mama Mia and Jagged Little Pill. 

Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Château Du Karreveld
Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Château Du Karreveld
August 27, 2023

After venturing into British musicals with Blood Brothers in 2021 and Viennese musical theater with Elisabeth last year, the Bruxellons! Festival is getting back to Broadway with a completely new take on West Side Story, arguably the best musical ever—certainly the best-known and most well-loved one in Europe.

Review: EGO-SYSTÈME at Théâtre Essaïon
Review: EGO-SYSTÈME at Théâtre Essaïon
May 21, 2023

With seven nominations for the French Trophées de la Comédie Musicale (Best Musical, Direction, Book, Score, Leading Man, Leading Woman), Égo-Système is bound to be among the winners during this year's ceremony at the Casino de Paris on June 12th.

Review: AL CAPONE at Folies Bergère
Review: AL CAPONE at Folies Bergère
March 3, 2023

Just when the Broadway flop Bonnie and Clyde is about to come back to the West End for the 2nd time, trying to build a popular hit off a cult following, a new musical about another famous criminal, Al Capone, one of the most infamous personalities from America's prohibition era, arrives in Paris.

Review: COQUELICOT at Théatre de la Contrescarpe
Review: COQUELICOT at Théatre de la Contrescarpe
February 26, 2023

French actress, singer, and dancer, Prisca Demarez made fruitful use of her time in lockdown during the initial stages of Covid to create an autobiographical show, part standup routine and part solo concert, called Coquelicot (French for poppy flower), which debuted earlier this month at the Théatre de la Contrescarpe in the Latin Quarter of Paris.

Review: CHÂTELET MUSICAL CLUB at Châtelet
Review: CHÂTELET MUSICAL CLUB at Châtelet
February 24, 2023

For the 2nd year, the Châtelet Musical Club is growing, inviting artists from different countries and backgrounds to share their love and talent for musical theater in the intimate grand foyer of the Théâtre du Châtelet, which, under the helm of Jean-Luc Choplin, has for the past decade been the new temple of musical theater, introducing the French to the genius of Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein (among others) and serving as the home for the first ever tryout in Paris with An American in Paris in 2014.

Review: A TRIBUTE TO PASEK & PAUL at Péniche Le Marcounet
Review: A TRIBUTE TO PASEK & PAUL at Péniche Le Marcounet
February 2, 2023

AMT Live presents a tribute to the young Broadway composers Pasek and Paul as part of their ongoing Broadway Chez Nous series.



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