Edges coming to Paris with AMT Live!

Edges, the groundbreaking song cycle by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul is heading to Paris this spring/summer of 2013 in a new production by AMT Live! Paris, in coordination with Paris Broadway Saigon, L’Auguste Théâtre and Music Theatre International.


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EDGES in Paris cast

Edges In Paris Cast

Presented by American Musical Theatre LIVE! Paris and Paris Broadway Saigon
June 13, 14, 15, 2013 (21h)
June 26, 2013 (19h)
July 3, 2013 (19h)

L’Auguste Théâtre
6, impasse Lamier, 75011 Paris

Direction: Stephane Ly-Cuong
Musical Direction: John Florencio
Vocal Direction: Miranda Crispin
Featuring: Adam Benghiat, Wassila Benaïssa, Clara Benioff, Lauren Berkman, Eddy DePretto, Xavier Ecary, Vincent Gilliéron, and Clara Pettmann

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Edges is a collection of original songs that confronts the trials and tribulations of moving into adulthood and examines the search for love, commitment and meaning. It was originally written by Benj and Justin when they were students at the University of Michigan and has since had dozens of productions throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. (from the Pasek and Paul website)

Discover highlights from the show below (in its 2007 Albany, NY production) and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to know all about the first-ever production of Edges in Paris ! And don’t forget to like the Edges facebook page too, with news directly from the cast


American Musical Theatre LIVE! Paris &  Paris Broadway Saigon presentent…
13, 14, et 15 juin 2013 (21h)
26 juin 2013 (19h)
3 juillet 2013 (19h)

L’Auguste Théâtre
6, impasse Lamier, 75011 Paris

Mis-en-scène : Stephane Ly-Cuong
Direction Musicale : John Florencio
Direction Vocale : Miranda Crispin
Distribution : Adam Benghiat, Wassila Benaïssa, Clara Benioff, Lauren Berkman, Eddy DePretto, Xavier Ecary, Vincent Gilliéron, et Clara Pettmann

AMT Live! Paris a le plaisir de vous annoncer en exclusivité la première production du spectacle musical Edges de Benj Pasek et Justin Paul, prévue pour le printemps/été 2013 !

Edges est une collection de chansons originales qui abordent les vicissitudes du passage à l’âge adulte, de la recherche de l’amour, du sens de la vie et de la notion d’engagement. L’oeuvre a été écrite par Benj et Justin quand ils étaient étudiants à l’université du Michigan et a depuis fait l’objet de dizaines de productions aux Etats-unis, au Canada, en Europe, en Asie et en Australie. 

Découvrez des extraits du spectacle dans sa production de 2007 à Albany, NY ci-dessus, et suivez-nous sur Twitter et Facebook pour obtenir toutes les informations sur la première parisienne de Edges !


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The World Premiere of EDGES was Produced by Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany, NY
Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Producing Artistic Director
Elizabeth Doran, Managing Director

Benj Pasek & Justin Paul wrote the music and lyrics for the Broadway musical A Christmas Story (dir. John Rando, chor. Warren Carlyle), which opened in November of 2012 and enjoyed a critically-acclaimed, record-breaking run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Their cast album for the show was recorded and produced by Sony Masterworks and is published through Warner/Chappell Music. Benj & Justin are also the composers behind the Off-Broadway musical Dogfight (dir. Joe Mantello, chor. Christopher Gattelli), which premiered in July of 2012 at Second Stage Theatre. A cast album, produced by Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records, will be released in Spring of 2013. Their original songs are featured on Season 2 of the hit NBC show Smash.

The duo made their debut as songwriters with their widely-acclaimed song cycle Edges, which is licensed by Music Theatre International and has had hundreds of productions worldwide, including South Korea, Australia, China, South Africa, the Philippines, Denmark and more. Other theatrical works include James & the Giant Peach (Kennedy Center, Goodspeed Musicals, dir. Graciela Daniele, chor. Pilobolus), and Duck for President and If You Give a Pig a Pancake (Theatreworks USA). Their musical work for TV can also be seen on Sesame Street and Johnny & the Sprites (Disney TV series). Performances of their songs have been featured on The View, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, VH1 Morning Buzz, The Rosie Show, Fox & Friends, and more.

Benj & Justin are the recipients of the 2011 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a 2011 Sundance Institute Fellowship, the 2011 ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, the 2011 ASCAP Songwriters Fellowship Award, and a 2007-2008 Dramatists Guild Fellowship. They are they are the youngest recipients of the Jonathan Larson Award (2007) in the foundation’s history. They have participated in ASCAP’s Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project and were named one of Dramatist Magazine’s “50 to Watch” in contemporary theatre.

As performers, Benj & Justin have traveled throughout North America, Europe & Australia performing concerts of their own work. They also teach master classes in songwriting and performance at universities around the world. They are proud graduates of the University of Michigan BFA Musical Theatre program.

They are currently at work on a new original musical with playwright Steven Levenson.

Music Theatre International (MTI) is one of the world’s leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting schools as well as amateur and professional theatres from around the world the rights to perform the largest selection of great musicals from Broadway and beyond.  MTI works directly with the composers, lyricists and book writers of these shows to provide official scripts, musical materials and dynamic theatrical resources to over 60,000 theatrical organizations in the US and in over 60 countries worldwide.

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