Spotlight on: "Amélie"

A new Broadway musical based on the beloved five-time Oscar®-nominated film follows the mesmerizing journey of Amélie, who turns the streets of Montmartre into a world of her own imagining, while secretly orchestrating moments of joy for those around her.

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ABOUT THE SHOW

Phillipa Soo stars as the inquisitive and charmingly shy Amélie, who 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. But everything changes when she becomes captivated by a mysterious young photographer. Gathering the courage to follow her heart, she embarks on her biggest adventure yet—a journey out of her imagination and into his arms.

TRIVIA

  • The original film received five Academy Award nominations, and is the highest-grossing French-language film ever released in the U.S.
  • Phillipa Soo received a Tony nomination in 2016 for Hamilton. Craig Lucas is the Tony-nominated bookwriter of The Light in the Piazza and An American in Paris. Composer/lyricist Daniel Messé is the founder and principal songwriter of the band Hem. Co-lyricist Nathan Tysen is one of the writers of last season’s Tuck Everlasting. Director Pam MacKinnon won a 2013 Tony Award for her staging of Edward Albee’s Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

HISTORY

The musical is based on the 2001 French film of the same title (also known as Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain). It premiered at California’s Berkeley Rep in 2015, and played a pre-Broadway engagement at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles before arriving in New York.