The production officially opened May 25, 2016, following previews that began April 16. In one year, the show celebrated the Broadway debuts of over 70 members of the cast and creative team representing 16 different countries and spanning five continents. In August 2016 the production took a mini-hiatus to make creative changes. The producers released a statement at that time explaining, “True to our roots as street performers, our shows evolve over time to reflect feedback from our consumers and our creative team.”
In December 2016 it was reported that the Lyric would close for renovations and that Paramour was in discussions to transfer to another Broadway house. A spokesperson for the production told Playbill April 14, "Cirque du Soleil is currently in discussions with several international theater owners who are interested in welcoming this unique production, including Stage Entertainment for a production in Germany in 2018 or early 2019." It is expected that the next tenant at the Lyric will be the London hit, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
The production features at least 15 different circus arts disciplines, many of which have never appeared on Broadway. The disciplines cover aerial strap artists, banquine, Chinese pole, contortion, cyr wheel, hand to hand, hand to trapeze, juggling, lyra, Russian bar, Spanish web, teeterboard, tumbling, trampoline, and trapeze.
In Paramour, according to press notes, “the search for love, happiness, and fame jumps off the silver screen and unfolds on the Broadway stage. Travel back to the Golden Age of Hollywood where the stars shine brighter, the glitz is glitzier, and zoot suits are somehow fashionable. A director searching for his next big hit, finds it in a small-town actress, and before you know it, a star is airborne!”
The cast includes Jeremy Kushnier as A.J., the director; Ruby Lewis as Indigo, the starlet; and Ryan Vona as Joey, the composer.
Check out photos from opening night below:
For more information, visit ParamourOnBroadway.com.