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World Premiere of the New Musical Amélie Extends a Second Time

Samantha Barks will continue in the title role for an additional week at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

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Samantha Barks will continue in the title role of the new musical Amélie for an additional week.
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Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced that its world-premiere production of Amélie, A New Musical will extend a second time, for an additional eight performances. Directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon, the show will now play its final performance on October 18. The show was first extended to October 11, after an original closing date of October 4.

Samantha Barks, best known for her performance as Éponine in the film adaptation of Les Misérables, stars in the title role. The production, based on the Academy Award-nominated French film, features a book by Tony nominee Craig Lucas (An American in Paris), music by Daniel Messé of the acclaimed band Hem, and lyrics by Nathan Tysen (Tuck Everlasting) and Messé.

In addition to Barks, the cast includes David Andino (Blind Beggar, Garden Gnome), Randy Blair (Hipolito), Adam Chanler-Berat (Nino), Alison Cimmet (Amandine, Philomene), Savvy Crawford (Young Amélie), Carla Duren (Gina), John Hickok (Raphael, Bretodeau), Alyse Alan Louis (Georgette), Shannon O'Boyle (Swing), Maria-Christina Oliveras (Suzanne), Paul Whitty (Joseph), Perry Sherman (Lucien), Jacob Keith Watson (Swing), and Tony Sheldon (Dufayel, Collignon).

Also, according to sources, Amélie may be headed for a Broadway run.

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