Paramour Cirque Du Soleil Show Tickets
Theater: Lyric Theatre
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes (1 intermission)
Starring: Ruby Lewis, Jeremy Kushnier, Ryan Vona
Paramour is Cirque du Soleil’s first resident musical theatre show at the Lyric Theatre on Broadway, New York City. Paramour is themed to the “Golden age of Hollywood” and follows the life of “a poet who is forced to choose between love and art”. It has similar elements to Cirque du Soleil’s retired Los Angeles resident show in Iris (which was also themed on cinema) written and created by Philippe Decouflé, and has a 38-person onstage cast with actress Ruby Lewis in the lead as Indigo. Paramour began preview shows on April 16, 2016, with an official premiere on May 25, 2016.
During previews, Paramour got off to a strong start and grossed over $1 million in its first six shows.
The show is directed by French director-choreographer Philippe Decouflé, who was also the director of the cinema themed Cirque du Soleil show Iris.The rest of the creative team is also the same as for Iris apart from the assistant directors, composer and sound designer. Scenes from Iris, such as aerial straps performed by the Atherton twins (who also performed in Iris), were incorporated into Paramour. The show also features flying machines from Verity Studios.
Paramour is also a musical featuring ten original songs.
Charles Isherwood of The New York Times wrote “The athletic circus acts that are laced throughout the show provide the real entertainment, and make the surrounding book scenes and songs feel even more bogus and synthetic,” and “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.”
Maren Wade of Las Vegas Weekly wrote “I think what made Paramour truly special was the unique element of the acrobatics in a more real-life setting. It felt like one minute I was watching a big Broadway show, but all of a sudden these crazy acrobatics would happen in scenes and scenarios where they were least expected,” adding “I loved the show and would highly recommend it to anyone who is a Broadway and Cirque fan.”
Rex Reed of New York Observer said “If your demands are not high and you don’t try to make too much sense of the wobbly so-called “plot,” there’s a lot of skill on view here that is fun to watch. Paramour is a dream conceived by P. T. Barnum and revised by Bob Fosse, and some of it works even better on a Broadway stage than in a tent.”