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Patrick Honoré

Patrick Honoré

Patrick Honoré runs the magazine 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 is the French corespondant for the German magazine Musicals, the only remaining paper magazine devoted to musical theater.  And he has also written reviews on Broadway and London musicals for in French.  He joined the Broadway World team two years ago.

Patrick Honoré is also a cabaret performer in Paris, London, and New York.  He has taught jazz and theatre 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 encyclopedical knowledge of the genre's 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.



Review: LOVE SONGE THERAPIE at Lucernaire
July 9, 2022

What did our critic think of LOVE SONGE THÉRAPIE at Lucernaire?

Review: Les Trophees De La Comedie Musicale at Casino De Paris
July 5, 2022

What did our critic think of LES TROPHÉES DE LA COMÉDIE MUSICALE at Casino De Paris? After two years of absence, Les Trophées de la comédie musicale are getting bigger and bigger, from no live audience at the Trévise Theatre in its first annual production, to the first live version three years ago, to the packed Casino de Paris this year for its 4th annual ceremony.

Review: JE VAIS T'AIMER at La Seine Musicale
July 5, 2022

What did our critic think of JE VAIS T'AIMER at La Seine Musicale? Originally set to open in fall 2021, the Michel Sardou juke-box musical is the first French big spectacular to hit the capital since Covid. Following a brief tour, it is playing a limited season at the huge Seine Musicale Auditorium in Boulogne, in the close outskirts of Paris. Unlike the Mike Brant biopic musical, Je vais t'aimer follows the path of Mamma Mia and the most succesful French juke-box musical to date, Resiste, bilt around the repertoire of France Gall.

BWW Review: SONDHEIM TRIBUTE at Studio De L'Accord Parfait
May 11, 2022

American Musical Theater Live continues to carry Broadway's flame in Paris.

BWW Review: MIXITY at Théatre Lepic
March 7, 2022

18 years after his successful musical revue Zapping at the Théâtre du Gymnase before transferring to the Olympia and the Trianon, Bruno Agati is back with another off the wall production, this time focusing on gender ambiguity and digging more deeply into the inner psyche of its writer-director-choreographer. Always oscillating between first and second degrees of humor, whereas Zapping stayed exclusively on the latter, Mixity is essentially more of a drag show than a dance show even if every act is thoroughly choreographed, exploring the diversity of drag, man to woman, woman to man, and in between!

BWW Review: TAP VIRTUOSO at Théâtre Du Châtelet
February 11, 2022

Aurélien taps to classical music at the Châtelet Theater.

BWW Review: COLORED LIGHTS at Port-Royal Temple
January 26, 2022

Quadruple threat Dalia Constantin in an initimate autobiographical one-woman show.

BWW Review: COLE PORTER IN PARIS at Théâtre Du Châtelet
December 30, 2021

Cole Porter, the most Francophile of the big five American composers of the American songbook, with Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, and Richard Rodgers, spent almost a decade in Paris just after World War I immersing himself French language and culture and developing his craft as a composer and lyricist of sophisticated and semi-autographical ditties full of double entendre, trying them out as a dilettante pianist in the party scenes of the roaring 20s not only in Paris but also in Venice, before taking on Broadway by storm the following decade.

BWW Review: THE PRODUCERS at Théâtre De Paris
December 5, 2021

The best French-language musical of the century so far.

BWW Review: SIMPLY MUSICALS at L'Auguste Théâtre
November 30, 2021

November has been a very busy month for musical theater in Paris. On top of the big shows opening at Mogador, Théâtre du Gymnase, and Théâtre de Paris, the Auguste Théâtre has been hosting a very intimate musical entitled Simply Musicals: Manila, London, Paris. Produced by Pinoy Jam Paris in patnership with the association Paris Broadway Saigon in 2012, it is a cabaret show with a storyline showcasing the talented baritone Dennis Astorga and the delightful soprano Charley Magalit, accompanied by the magic fingers of musical director Thomas MacFarlane at the piano.

BWW Review: THE WILD PARTY at MPAA Saint-Germain-des-Près
November 20, 2021

Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party in Paris

November 20, 2021

West End Hit Comes to Paris.

BWW Review: ATLANTICS ARTS at Comédie Nation
October 10, 2021

A week long celebration of Broadway in Paris.

BWW Review: BLAX THE MUSICAL at Lucernaire
September 29, 2021

Playing at the arthouse venue Le Lucernaire just off of Luxembourg Gardens until October 31st, you won't want to miss this wild, action packed, musical tribute to blaxploitation, soul, and funk.

BWW Review: BLOOD BROTHERS at Chateau de Karreveld
August 17, 2021

After a cancelled season, Bruxellons! Festival briefly decided to go ahead with what for francophones will be a delicious discovery of a show, despite production uncertainties and a lack of support from the Belgian government. How brave! We have to be thankful to them for the bold choice of presenting a British musical which, in spite of being the third longest running in London, right after Phantom and Les Miz, is totally unknown in the French-speaking world.

BWW Review: SINGIN IN THE RAIN at Opéra Massy
June 26, 2021

After several delays due to the pandemic, it was good to be back at the Massy Opéra, one of France's premiere musical theater venues now, after Cabaret and Into the Woods, this time for two performances (June 24th and 25th) of a brand-new Arts Lyrica production of Singin' in the Rain, spoken in French and sung in English.

BWW Review: MAN OF LA MANCHA at Châtelet
June 12, 2021

For only four performances the past two weekends, the Châtelet in Paris was alive again with the sound of musicals we’ve been missing so much here. Boasting 2300 performances, and no less than four revivals on Broadway, Man of La Mancha ranks among the most performed musicals around the world. The book is by Dale Wasserman, based on his own teleplay on the fictional life of Don Quixote and that of his creator Cervantes, a very melodic score by Mitch Leigh, his first musical effort and his only big success, and lyrics by Joe Darion, which gave us at least two standards, the title song and “The Impossible Dream”, the latter recorded not only by Jacques Brel but by Johnny Halliday and Julien Clerc.

BWW Interview: Ann Reinking of CHICAGO at Théatre Mogador
May 26, 2021

In 2018 Ann Reinking came to Paris to train the cast for the French-language version of Chicago. I had the pleasure of chatting with her.

BWW Review: VICTOR CUNO'S BROADWAY CABARET at Théâtre des Voyageurs
May 24, 2021

All through lockdown, many French musical theater performers have been lucky enough to be able to go on developing their craft, tapping their troubles away with master teacher Victor Cuno, who in turn took the opportunity to use their talents to create a new show, simply called Victor Cuno's Broadway Cabaret, showcasing many triple threats who took advantage of their time off from theater commitments to rehearse at Swing Tap Studio near Bastille in Paris. Beginning with a showstopping new version of 'Anything Goes', musical arrangement and choreography by Cuno himself. A delightful special event for the Maison de la Radio's '42ème rue fait son show' was performed last December, and Cuno decided to expand this success into a full show.

BWW Review: STORIES at Casino De Paris
November 8, 2020