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Join us for an evening featuring songs from the original musical 5th Republic as we celebrate the return of the Paris-based company Broadway au Carré, which features contemporary American Musical Theater writers in France every month! An update of Victor Hugo’s Notre Dame de Paris, 5th Republic resets the classic tale to Paris in 1959 against the backdrop of the Algerian War for Independence. The piece has previously been developed at NYMF, MTF, and as part of the Dramatists Guild Fellowship; it features music and lyrics by Dana Levinson, book and additional lyrics by Stacey Weingarten, and additional story by Donna Drake. This concert originally premiered in October 2016 in Paris featuring French and Algerian singers, many of whom are set to reprise their roles in the big apple. Let us transport you back to 1950s Paris with French chanson and North African melodies sung by the pioneers of Broadway-style theatre in the city of lights!

Direction by Donna Drake

Kaïna Blada (Aladdin, Disneyland Paris’ Frozen)
CJ Eldred (The Book of Mormon)
Bastien Jacquemart (Phantom of the OperaShrekFame)
Lisandro Nesis (Ordinary DaysIsland SongSeasons)
Manon Taris (Beauty and the Beast, Dance of the Vampires, Phantom of the Opera)

Also Featuring: 
Lauren Berkman (Edges, Ordinary Days, Next Thing You Know)
Quentin Bruno (Cabaret, Naked Boys Singing)
Diego Diaz
Déa Julien
Isabel Plana
Marion Préïté (Next Thing You Know)
Michael Jayne Walker

Past Performances

  • Thu, Feb 16 :9:30 pm
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