A stage adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's best-selling novel The Little Prince begins previews of its limited Broadway run March 29, ahead of its April 11 opening night. Directed and choreographed by Anne Tournié with an adapted libretto by co-director Chris Mouron, the production features original music by Terry Truck and aerial artistry. Watch the video above to see Tournié, Mouron, and primary cast members Lionel Zalachas and Laurisse Sulty discuss the workings of this new adaptation.
Describing the title character, Zalachas said, "The Little Prince is the hidden child within anybody. There's not one Little Prince, it really depends on everybody. It has a different meaning for people. For me, I would say, it's a kid that loves things that grown ups can't see." The clips above give insight into the conception of the immersive production, as well as a sneak peek of the featured choreography and stunts.
The Little Prince follows the title character, a young hero, on his journey to self-discovery. Along the way, he meets a variety of unique characters. The production previously ran in Paris, Sydney, and Dubai prior to its Broadway premiere, which will conclude August 14.
Featured in the cast is Zalachas in the title role, 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, and Dylan Barone as The Fox, Marie Menuge as The Drunkard, Joän Bertrand as The King, and ensemble members Christian Denice and George Sanders. Alternates include Iris Beaumier, Pawel Walczewski, and Madison Ward.
The production also features video design by Marie Jumelin, costumes by Peggy Housset, lighting by Stéphane Fritsch, sound design by Tristan Viscogliosi, video projection by Etienne Beaussart, hair and makeup by Carmen Arbues Miro, and props design by Aurélie Gandilhon. Noellie Bordelet serves as assistant choreographer.
For more information, visit TheLittlePrinceBroadway.com.