Phillipa Soo to star in 'Amelie, A New Musical' on Broadway

Breakout Broadway star to leave 'Hamilton' on July 9.

Breakout Broadway star Phillipa Soo, who is leaving her Tony-nominated role as Eliza Schuyler in the blockbuster musical Hamilton next month, will star in the stage musical adaptation of Amelie.

Phillipa Soo to Leave 'Hamilton'; Eliza Will Become Amélie

Soo will play the title role. Based on the hit French romantic comedy, Amélie, A New Musical tells the story of Amelie Poulain, an inquisitive and charmingly shy young woman who turns the streets of Montmartre into a world of her own imagining, while secretly orchestrating moments of joy for those around her.

Audrey Tautou in 'Amelie' (2001)

The 2001 film version of Amelie, starring Audrey Tautou and directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, was nominated for five Academy Awards and remains America's highest-grossing French language film.

Amelie, A New Musical had its world premiere last fall at California's Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Plans are for it to begin a pre-Broadway run in Los Angeles in December before opening next spring in New York.

Soo will reportedly leave Hamilton on July 9. The 26-year-old Juilliard grad joined the production during its second workshop and has been with the show since its sold-out run at the Public Theater and the start of its acclaimed Broadway run last July.

More here: Phillipa Soo is returning to Broadway to open "Amelie, the Musical"


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