Jeremy Kushnier Replaces Bradley Dean in Cirque du Soleil Paramour

The original Broadway Cirque show announces a new leading man.

Broadway veteran Jeremy Kushnier joins the cast of Paramour at Broadway's Lyric Theatre.
Broadway veteran Jeremy Kushnier joins the cast of Paramour at Broadway's Lyric Theatre.
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Jeremy Kushnier has joined the cast of Broadway's Cirque du Soleil Paramour in the role of A.J. Golden, the production announced today. The veteran of Jesus Christ Superstar and Footloose takes over for Bradley Dean, who has departed the show due to creative differences.

Staged by French director Philippe Decouflé, the musical production will blend "the best of Broadway with Cirque du Soleil's signature style." Paramour is set in Golden Age Hollywood, where a young poet is forced to choose between love and art.

Joining Kushiner in lead roles are Ruby Lewis and Ryan Vona. The cast will also include Tom Ammirati, Andrew Atherton, Kevin Atherton, Lee Brearley, Yanelis Brooks, Sam Charlton, Martin Charrat, Nate Cooper, Katrina Cunningham, Myriam Deraiche, Kyle Driggs, Jeremias Faganel, Amber Fulljames, Steven Trumon Gray, Tomasz Jadach, Rafal Kaszubowski, Reed Kelly, Denis Kibenko, Joe McAdam, Raven McRae, Sarah Meahl, Amber J. Merrick, Sheridan Mouawad, Amber Pickens, Justin Prescott, Fletcher Blair Sanchez, Matthieu Sennacherib, Bret Shuford, Blakely Slaybaugh, Sam Softich, Amiel Soicher, Amber van Wijk, Bruce Weber, Tomasz Wilkosz, and Zhengqi Xia (Da Qi).

Under the artistic guidance of Jean-François Bouchard (creative guide), the creative team includes Pascale Henrot (associate creative director), West Hyler (associate creative director and scene director), Jean Rabasse (set designer), Philippe Guillotel (costume designer), Bob & Bill (composers), Andreas Carlsson (composer), Daphné Mauger (choreographer), Patrice Besombes (lighting designer), Anne‐Séguin Poirier (props designer), Olivier Simola (projection designer), Christophe Waksmann (projection designer), John Shivers (sound designer), Shana Carroll (acrobatic choreographer and designer), Boris Verkhovsky (acrobatic performance designer), Pierre Masse (rigging and acrobatic equipment designer), and Nathalie Gagné (makeup designer).

Paramour will begin preview performances on Saturday, April 16, and open on Wednesday, May 25, at the Lyric Theatre.

For tickets and more information, click here.

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