New in 2017 A new musical adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 2001 French film about a lonely French waitress who decides to act as a secret wish-fulfiller to the people who live around her.
From the producers: Embark on a mesmerizing journey with shy but inquisitive Amélie as she turns the streets of Montmartre into a world of her own imagining, while secretly orchestrating moments of joy for those around her.
The 2001 film "Amélie" received critical acclaim and was a major box office success, nominated for five Academy Awards. It is to date the highest-grossing French-language film released in the United States. The musical adaptation premiered at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California in September 2015. The production will have a Los Angeles tryout at the Ahmanson Theatre beginning in December 2016.
Phillipa Soo, who wowed audiences in the original Off-Broadway run of "The Great Comet" and earned a Tony nomination as Best Actress in a Musical for her Broadway debut as Eliza Schuyler in "Hamilton," plays the title role, Amélie Poulain. Adam Chanler-Berat ("Next to Normal") plays her leading man. Tony-winning director Pam MacKinnon ("Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?") recreates her work from the 2015 world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.