Phillipa Soo, Adam Chanler-Berat, and More Say Bonjour to Broadway as Amélie Opens
The new Broadway musical Amélie celebrated its opening night at the Walter Kerr Theatre on April 3. Directed by Pam MacKinnon, the production stars Phillipa Soo and Adam Chanler-Berat.
Based on the beloved five-time Oscar-nominated film, Amélie features 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.
The company also 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.
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.