The stage adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's best-selling novel The Little Prince opens April 11 at the Broadway Theatre, following previews which began March 29. The production is set to conclude August 14.
To celebrate the opening engagement, the musical recently announced a partnership with a local French bakery to create a "magical" pastry. Read more here.
Promising aerial artistry and an immersive experience, the new musical follows a young hero on his journey to self-discovery. Along the way, he meets a variety of unique characters. It features direction and choreography by Anne Tournié, an adapted libretto by co-director Chris Mouron, and original music by Terry Truck.
Leading the cast is Lionel Zalachas in the title role, along with Mouron as The Narrator, Aurélien Bednarek as The Aviator, Laurisse Sulty as The Rose, Adrien Picaut as The Businessman, William John Banks as The Switchman, Antony Cesar as The Vain Man, Marcin Janiak as The Lamplighter, Srilata Ray as The Snake, Dylan Barone as The Fox, Marie Menuge as The Drunkard, and Joän Bertrand as The King. Christian Denice and George Sanders comprise the ensemble, and Iris Beaumier, Pawel Walczewski, and Madison Ward round out the company as alternates.
The production also includes video design by Marie Jumelin; costume design by Peggy Housset; lighting design by Stéphane Fritsch; sound design by Tristan Viscogliosi; video projection by Etienne Beaussart; hair and makeup design by Carmen Arbues Miro; and props design by Aurélie Gandilhon.
The Little Prince is produced on Broadway by Broadway Entertainment Group, along with The Shubert Organization, Hunter Arnold & Kayla Greenspan, the John Gore Organization, Networks Presentations, Playing Field, and Miche Bonett-Horton.