The beloved 1952 movie musical “Singin’ in the Rain” is aiming to dance its way back on to Broadway in 2016.
Harvey Weinstein‘s Weinstein Live Entertainment announced Monday that it’s teaming with Théâtre du Châtelet to bring the Paris theater’s award-winning stage adaptation to New York.
The Paris production played a sold-out run in 2014 and returned Nov. 7 for a second engagement through Jan. 17, 2016.
Robert Carsen, who previously staged Bernstein’s “Candide” at the Châtelet in 2006 and “My Fair Lady” in 2010 and 2013, will direct. Choreography is by Stephen Meare (“Mary Poppins,” West End) and costume design by Tony winner Anthony Powell (“Sunset Boulevard,” Broadway).
An earlier stage version of the movie musical, directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharp, opened on Broadway in 1985 and played for 367 performances.
Weinstein Live Entertainment is led by Harvey Weinstein, founder and Co-Chairman of the Weinstein Company. WLE produces and invests in live theater and performance events, including the Broadway musical “Finding Neverland” and “New York Spring Spectacular” starring the Rockettes at Radio City Musical Hall.
“Harvey Weinstein is the ideal producer to be our partner in sharing this quality worldwide,” Jean-Luc Choplin, Artistic Director of Théâtre du Châtelet, said in a statement. “Our relationship with Weinstein Live Entertainment adds luster to the reputation of Paris as a leader for such quality work.”
“Théâtre du Châtelet’s productions have long been internationally recognized for their high quality and progressive interpretations,” Harvey Weinstein, Chairman of Weinstein Live Entertainment, said. “This production is simply spectacular–it at last does justice to one of America’s greatest films.”