Piaf! The Show at Carnegie Hall in January
With over half a million tickets sold in more than 30 countries and acclaimed reviews worldwide PIAF!, THE SHOW – a musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse – returns to America as part of the extended world tour. Tickets are on sale now. The highlight of the American leg of a 400-performance global tour is the special presentation at Carnegie Hall on January 6, 2017, at 8pm on the 60th anniversary of Edith Piaf’s last performance at the famous venue. Tickets for this concert are $20 – $125; and can be purchased through Carnegie Hall’s website or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800 beginning on June 10th, 2016. Peter Bogyo is the Executive Producer.
Conceived and directed by the Nice-based theatrical maverick Gil Marsalla and starring Anne Carrere, a young French performer hailed as “Edith Piaf’s legitimate musical heiress,”PIAF!, THE SHOW premiered in 2015 as a tribute to “The Sparrow of Montmartre” on the centennial on her birthday and was inspired by the award-winning movie La Vie En Rose. In two 45-minute acts, the show narrates the rags-to-riches story of the Parisian singer’s career through her unforgettable songs, complemented by a visual tapestry of previously unreleased photographs and images of famous Parisian locations of the Edith Piaf era.
Gil Marsalla, producer and director of PIAF!, THE SHOW, first met Anne Carrere in 2014, as she auditioned for his production, Paris ! The Show. Captivated by her skills and natural charisma, Marsalla offered her the role of Edith Piaf in his new show. “I have worked in show business – on and off stage – for 25 years and mounted shows around the world. But to this day, Anne Carrere is my greatest artistic discovery yet. Piaf’s longtime collaborators, composer Charles Dumont and singer Germaine Ricord were equally impressed, describing Anne’s skills as “that of Edith Piaf at the top of her career.”
Anne Carrere, a native of Puget, France, began preparing for a stage career in her early teens, studying voice, acting, and a variety of vocal and dance styles at the renowned art school Salon-de-Provence. She later pursued classical musical training, playing flute and piano. Anne also participated in numerous French talent competitions and TV shows, showcasing her singing and dancing skills in diverse styles including classical, jazz and breakdance.