Hosted by Ben Cameron, the first Broadway au Carre concert was presented at Feinstein’s/54 Below. The Paris-based company, Broadway au Carre, features contemporary American Musical Theater writers each month in France. Parisian and Broadway performers sang the work of Burkell and Loesel, Carner and Gregor, Drew Fornarola, Adam Gwon, Leo Hurley, Andy Roninson, and Rosser and Sohne. All of these composers have had French premieres of their work over the past year, thanks to Broadway au Carre!
Broadway au Carré is the leading American musical theatre Concert and Open Mic series in Paris, conceived and directed by Lisandro Nesis. An enthusiastic fan base filled the room Wednesday night. Some songs presented were stronger than others, but on the whole the cast performed the new works with great flair.
This is a list of who performed.
Kate Wetherhead (Legally Blonde, Ordinary Days, Submissions Only)
Jen Waldman (Wicked, Titanic)
Robert Ariza (Spring Awakening Revival)
CJ Eldred (Book of Mormon)
Connor Russell (The Hinterlands)
A.J. Shivery (La Cage, Bright Star)
Broadway au Carré – Paris cast:
Lisandro Nesis (Ordinary Days, Island Song)
Marie Oppert (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, Sweeney Todd)
Lauren Taylor Berkman (Ordinary Days, Next Thing You Know, Edges)
Bastien Jacquemart (Fame, Shrek, Miss Carpenter)
Tatiana Santini (Blanche-Neige, Frozen)
Quentin Bruno (Next Thing You Know, The Voice)
Vincent Gilliéron (Edges, Alice)
Sonia Kiang (Broadway au Carré’s rising star)