Celebrate Bastille Day with Broadway!
Liberté, égalité, fraternité. This weekend we celebrate with our Gallic friends, France’s Independence Day on July 10, 2016. There will be numerous celebrations across the city and the boroughs, and there has never been an easier way to combine your love of all things Française and Broadway.
Share in the joie de vivre in the air with the annual block party held by French Institute Alliance Française for over twenty years now. Abounding with French cuisine, musique, dance, and myriad attractions for the whole family, this three-block fête populaire invites New Yorkers to revel in the flavors, sounds, and also receive a taste of the award winning musical An American in Paris.
Named Best Musical of the year by both the Drama League and the Outer Critics Circle and the winner of four Tony Awards®, An American in Paris is the hit musical guaranteed to sweep you off their feet – and into the arms of a story you’ll never forget. Stop by the Main Stage at of the block party on at 12:30pm on July 10, to witness a glimpse of this musical and dance tale about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.
Once that has An American in Paris has swept the beret off your head, don’t forget Broadway and French classic, Les Miserables. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Mis is an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human spirit, that has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.
Featuring the timeless score and beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and “On My Own,” this breathtaking Broadway production should definitely be on your list to celebrate Bastille Day this 2016.