Weinstein Live Entertainment (WLE) will team up with Théâtre du Châtelet to bring the Paris company’s production of Singin’ In The Rain to Broadway in 2016 and on a world tour. Dates, theaters and other details will be announced later.
The show will mark Théâtre du Châtelet’s latest Broadway venture following last season’s still-running An American In Paris, which provided the debut as director and choreographer of dance star Christopher Wheeldon. WLE also has a film-based show from last season still running, Finding Neverland.
A version of Singin’ In The Rain staged by Twyla Tharp had a fitful Broadway run in 1985-86. The new production, also based on the 1952 classic written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, played a sold out run in 2014 for 15 performances and opened again on November 7 at the Châtelet and will run through January 17, 2016. Directed by Robert Carsen, whose credits include Candide and My Fair Lady, the show has choreography by Stephen Meare (Mary Poppins, West End) and costumes by Anthony Powell (Sunset Boulevard).
“Harvey Weinstein is the ideal producer to be our partner in sharing this worldwide,” said Jean-Luc Choplin, artistic director of Théâtre du Châtelet. Our relationship with Weinstein Live Entertainment adds luster to the reputation of Paris as a leader for such quality work.”
“This production is simply spectacular — it at last does justice to one of America’s greatest films,” Harvey Weinstein, chairman of Weinstein Live Entertainment, said. “Robert Carsen has made a remarkable footprint on American musical theater for international audiences. I’m delighted to be working with Jean-Luc Choplin and Robert Carsen in bringing this phenomenal production to Broadway and the world.”