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Photos: First Look at Herman Cornejo, Alessandra Ferri and More in Signature Theatre's CHERI

Signature Theatre presents the World Premiere of CHÉRI, conceived, directed and choreographed by Martha Clarke, now playing a limited six-week run through Sunday, December 29. The production began preview performances on November 19 and opening night is December 8 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Inspired by the classic 1920 novel by controversial French author Colette, CHÉRI is Martha Clarke's newest interdisciplinary work, an exciting fusion of theatre, live music, and dance featuring American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Herman Cornejo, prima ballerina assoluta Alessandra Ferri, Academy & Golden Globe Award nominee and Obie Award winner Amy Irving, pianist Sarah Rothenberg, and text byTina Howe. This tragic story of forbidden love between a young man and an older woman in Belle Époque Paris is a timeless, powerful exploration of sensuality, love, and our preoccupations with youth and age.

The creative team includes David Zinn (Scenic & Costume Design), Christopher Akerlind (Lighting Design), Arthur Solari and Samuel Crawford (Sound Design) and Sarah Rothenberg (Music Supervision). Terri K. Kohler is the Production Stage Manager. Piano by Steinway & Sons.

To purchase tickets for all Signature Productions, call the Signature Theatre Box Office (212-244-7529) or visit

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

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