‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Dances to Broadway in 2016 with Harvey Weinstein on Board

Theatre du Chatelet, the Paris opera house where Broadway’s “An American in Paris” premiered, has teamed with Harvey Weinstein’s Weinstein Live Entertainment to bring the Chatelet production of “Singin’ in the Rain” to Broadway in 2016.

Directed by Robert Carson — who has staged “Candide” and “My Fair Lady” at the Chatelet — and choreographed by Stephen Mear (“Mary Poppins,” “The Little Mermaid”), “Singin’ in the Rain” played a sold-out run of 15 performances at the Chatelet earlier this year, and  recently reopened there for an engagement (pictured above) that plays through Jan. 17.

Broadway producers have taken an increasing interest in Paris’ Theater du Chatelet since Jean-Luc Choplin, who’s been artistic director of the organization since 2006, has incorporated spiffy productions of American musicals into his programming. “An American in Paris” tried out there prior to the current, strong-selling Broadway run.

Led by Weinstein, the company Weinstein Live Entertainment also produces musical “Finding Neverland” on Broadway as well as the Rockettes’ “New York Spring Spectacular” (which will return next year in a retooled version for summer audiences). Weinstein has also been on the producing team of Broadway titles including “The Producers,” “Billy Elliot,” “August: Osage County” and “Mamma Mia!”

Based on MGM’s 1952 movie musical starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, the 1983 stage adaptation of “Singin’ in the Rain” has a book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, music by Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics by Arthur Freed. The musical had a year-long Broadway run that began in 1985.

No dates, theater or casting for the 2016 Broadway run have yet been confirmed. The current Chatelet production stars Dan Burton, Daniel Crossley and Clare Halse, among others.

More Legit

  • Moulin Rouge Broadway

    Listen: The Special Sauce in Broadway's 'Moulin Rouge!'

    There are songs in the new Broadway version of “Moulin Rouge!” that weren’t in Baz Luhrmann’s hit movie — but you probably know them anyway. They’re popular tunes by superstars like Beyoncé, Adele and Rihanna, released after the 2001 movie came out, and they’ll probably unleash a flood of memories and associations in every audience [...]

  • Greta Gerwig and Oscar Isaac

    Greta Gerwig and Oscar Isaac to Star in Anton Chekhov's 'Three Sisters' Adaptation

    Greta Gerwig and Oscar Isaac are taking on an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” for New York Theatre Workshop in Manhattan. The company announced on Tuesday that they will feature two final performances to round out the 2019 to 2020 season, including the Chekhov play. “Three Sisters” will be directed by Tony award-winning Sam [...]

  • montreal just for laughs Comedy Festival

    Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival Is the 'Coachella of Comedy'

    Every summer, Montreal becomes the epicenter of the comedy world as the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival takes over the Canadian city. Now in its 37th year, the mindboggling scale of the festival is there in the numbers: more than 1,600 artists from across the globe (speaking English, French and other languages) performing 250 shows [...]

  • The dark Manhatten skyline, seen from

    StubHub Refunds $500,000 to Customers Shut Out by New York Blackout

    Saturday’s blackout in New York had an outsized effect on the city’s nightlife, with Madison Square Garden and the entire Broadway district seeing multiple shows cancelled due to the the power outage. As a result, StubHub has refunded more than $500,000 worth of tickets for cancelled events. According to a statement from the company, the StubHub [...]

  • Warner Music Group Logo

    Warner Music Acquires Musical Theater Indie First Night Records

    Warner Music Group has acquired First Night Record, an independent record label for West End and Broadway musical theatre cast recordings. The company will be overseen by WMG’s Arts Music Division, led by President Kevin Gore. First Night co-founder John Craig will join the Arts Music team under a multi-year consulting agreement to identify and record musical theatre productions in [...]

  • Broadway

    Broadway Back In Biz After Power Outage Ends

    The bright lights of Broadway were back on Sunday morning as midtown Manhattan recovered from a power outage that lasted nearly seven hours in some areas. Social media was full of examples of how New Yorkers rose to the occasion after the power went out on a hot Saturday night shortly before 7 p.m. ET. [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content