The new Broadway adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's best-selling novel The Little Prince officially opened April 11 at the Broadway Theatre, and the reviews are in. The show began previews March 29 and is set to conclude its limited run August 14.
The new musical follows a young hero on his journey to self-discovery. Along the way, he meets a variety of unique characters including The Rose, The Vain Man, and The Fox. It features direction and choreography by Anne Tournié, an adapted libretto by co-director Chris Mouron, and original music by Terry Truck.
Leading the cast is Lionel Zalachas in the title role, along with Mouron as The Narrator, Aurélien Bednarek as The Aviator, Laurisse Sulty as The Rose, Adrien Picaut as The Businessman, William John Banks as The Switchman, Antony Cesar as The Vain Man, Marcin Janiak as The Lamplighter, Srilata Ray as The Snake, Dylan Barone as The Fox, Marie Menuge as The Drunkard, and Joän Bertrand as The King. Christian Denice and George Sanders comprise the ensemble, and Iris Beaumier, Pawel Walczewski, and Madison Ward round out the company as alternates.
Read the reviews below.
Playbill will continue to update this article as reviews are published.
The production includes video design by Marie Jumelin; costume design by Peggy Housset; lighting design by Stéphane Fritsch; sound design by Tristan Viscogliosi; video projection by Etienne Beaussart; hair and makeup design by Carmen Arbues Miro; and props design by Aurélie Gandilhon.
The Little Prince is produced on Broadway by Broadway Entertainment Group, along with The Shubert Organization, Hunter Arnold & Kayla Greenspan, the John Gore Organization, Networks Presentations, Playing Field, and Miche Bonett-Horton.
For more information, visit TheLittlePrinceBroadway.com.