(Frank Rizzo’s article appeared in The New York Times, 5/19.)
After a career of more than 70 years and on the cusp of his 92nd birthday, the French singer-composer-actor Charles Aznavour is taking on his first American musical.
Of course, the subject is French: the artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec cavorting in the scandalous Montmartre district of Paris. And the show’s music brings the sound of Gallic authenticity.
But there are also major Broadway names attached to the work, titled “My Paris,” which opens at the Long Wharf Theater here this week, after a workshop production last year at Goodspeed Musicals.