Funny Girl

Fanny Brice Revisited

November 20, 2019 | By Heidi Ellison | Theater & Dance

Until recently, musical comedies were unheard of in France, but now that the Parisians have taken to them like showgirls to glitter, American musical comedies are popping up all over the place. Americans in Paris will open at the Théâtre … Read More

West Side Story

Finger-Snappin' Good

October 25, 2017 | By Heidi Ellison | Theater & Dance

The French have belatedly fallen in love with a foreigner: the American musical. Paris’s Théâtre du Châtelet has been specializing in the genre (although that may change under its new directors, Ruth Mackenzie and Thomas Lorio Di Prevot), and the brand … Read More

Paris Fringe

In English, on the Edge

May 10, 2017 | By Heidi Ellison | Theater & Dance

Paris’s English-speaking community has always been infected with the theater bug. Today, companies like Cinémorphe, the International Players, The Improfessionals and Dear Conjunction regularly present new productions in their native language. Now they have been joined by a new festival, … Read More