THE LITTLE PRINCE Is Headed To The Broadway Theatre This March
The Little Prince, one of the best-selling and most translated books ever published, is headed to Broadway in a new stage production filled with theatrical spectacle, dance, aerial acrobatics, and ground-breaking video mapping technology following sold-out runs in Paris, Sydney, and Dubai.
Arriving in New York City on the cusp of World War II, the exiled French author and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote and illustrated The Little Prince in 1942 while residing between a Manhattan townhouse and the historic Delamater-Bevin Mansion on the north shore of Long Island. The now-classic was first published in the United States in 1943.
"We are thrilled for our company to continue The Little Prince’s world journey to the bright lights of Broadway and New York. On his journey, the Little Prince shares a message of humanity with the many different people and cultures he encounters. We are humbled to bring his story of friendship, loneliness, love, and caring for others and our planet back to the melting pot where Antoine de Saint-Exupéry first created this beloved tale,” said director Anne Tournié.
The show’s international company includes Lionel Zalachas (The Little Prince), Aurélien Bednarek (The Aviator), Chris Mouron (The Narrator), Laurisse Sulty (The Rose / The Snake alternate), Adrien Picaut (The Businessman / The Switchman), Antony Cesar (The Vain Man), Andre Kamienski (The Drunkard), Marcin Janiak (The Lamplighter), Srilata Ray (The Snake), Dylan Barone (The Fox / The King), Marie Menuge (Ensemble, The Rose / The Drunkard alternate), Joän Bertrand (Ensemble, The Fox / The King alternate), George Sanders (Ensemble), and William John Banks (Ensemble). Madison Ward and Jayesh Palande are acrobatic swings.
This production is led by director and choreographer Anne Tournié, with libretto adaptation and co-direction by Chris Mouron; original music by Terry Truck; assistant choreography by NoellieBordelet; 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 by Carmen ArbuesMiro; and props by Aurélie Gandilhon.
The Little Prince will begin performances Friday, March 4, 2022 at the Broadway Theatre with opening night set for Thursday, March 17, 2022.