Adam Chanler-Berat and Phillipa Soo star on Broadway in Amélie.
Adam Chanler-Berat and Phillipa Soo star on Broadway in Amélie.
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The new Broadway musical Amélie celebrates its opening night tonight, April 3, at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Tony nominee Phillipa Soo heads the cast in the title role.

Based on the beloved five-time Oscar-nominated film, Amélie features direction by Pam MacKinnon, a book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas, music by Daniel Messé, and lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Messé, with musical staging and choreography by Sam Pinkleton.

In the show, shy Amélie lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind, where life is filled with mischievous adventures, a garden gnome can be a world traveler, a goldfish can be her dearest friend, and true love is as magical as she imagines. Longing to connect with others, Amélie covertly improvises small but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her.

Adam Chanler-Berat stars opposite Soo as Nino, alongside a company that includes Tony Award nominees Manoel Felciano and Tony Sheldon, as well as David Andino, Randy Blair, Heath Calvert, Alison Cimmet, Savvy Crawford, Harriett D. Foy, Alyse Alan Louis, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Paul Whitty, Emily Afton, and Jacob Keith Watson.

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