The guaranteed success of a musical
Sixty years ago, Vincente Minnelli glorified Paris in a Hollywood movie. The show "An American in Paris" was then adapted for the theatre and had a tremendous success for its premiere in Paris in 2014. Today, the musical is a success in Broadway.
From symphonic poem to musical
Paris and dance at the heart of the project
An exceptional coproduction
The musical is both audacious by its form and its method of financing and distribution. It's the first coproduction between a French theatre and Broadway. This is an even more unusual partnership in the fact that the show took place in Paris before New York.
The gamble paid off: the investment costs from the Châtelet are already redundant after the Paris period alone. The success seems to confirm overseas, with 12 Nominations for the Tony Awards, the Oscars of Broadway.
After this successful try, the Théâtre du Châtelet may start additional adaptations. A possible Franco-Cuban coproduction is currently under discussions to adapt "Carmen Jones", a musical film from Otto Preminger.