Running since April 2016 Cirque du Soleil's first show created specifically for Broadway weaves a tale of passion and creativity set during Hollywood's Golden Age.
From the producers: Set in the glamorous world of Golden Age Hollywood, this groundbreaking event spins the tale of a beautiful young poet forced to choose between love and art. Featuring a cast that blends the best in circus arts and musical theatre, Paramour will transport you to a world of sublime beauty and emotion as it walks the exhilarating tightrope of the heart.
Founded in 1980 as a dance troupe, Cirque du Soleil (Circus of the Sun) has had spectacular success internationally with its touring New Vaudeville-style circus and specialty shows. "Paramour" is directed by French stage director and choreographer Philippe Decouflé. Five-time Grammy Award nominee and two-time Emmy Award winner Andreas Carlsson is co-composer with the team of Bob & Bill (a.k.a. Guy Dubuc and Marc Lessard).
The company of "Paramour" will feature a cast of 38 singers, actors, dancers, and internationally renowned aerialists, acrobats and circus arts performers. The cast and creative team represent 13 different countries, spanning five continents.
Simultaneously frenetic and tedious...there's no denying the breathtaking magic of seeing bodies swim through the air with such apparent weightlessness. Too bad the musical surrounding them feels just as weightless, and far more forgettable.
A bumpy, swerving ride...the tone of the story, which has groaningly awful dialogue, veers uncertainly between broad satire and semi-seriousness. The insistent musical score is as generic as the story. "Paramour" gives the sense of being created by a group, with everyone tossing in something.