One of France’s most successful musicals, “Les Dix Commandements”, is coming to New York!
Almost 20 years after its opening, “The Ten Commandments” is presented in English with the first single from the Cast Recording album of an upcoming Broadway adaptation. Created by filmmaker Elie Chouraqui, to music by Pascal Obispo and words by Lionel Florence and Patrice Guirao, this artistic work has gathered more than 3 million spectators in Europe in total. This cover recording and stage adaptation are the ideas of baritone and producer David Serero, who signs the adaptation in English and American theatrical productions. The first single from the upcoming Cast Album Recording, titled The Maximum Pain, has been released on all platforms. The first series of Off-Broadway performances will take place in May 2022 in New York City. Tickets and additional information will be available soon.
First presented in October 2000, the musical was an instant hit, equaling in success another famous French musical: Notre Dame de Paris. The musical carried radio hits such as “L ‘envy to love”, performed by Daniel Levi. The show revealed to the world artists who have become notable stars such as Yael Naim, Ahmed Mouici, etc. Sonia Rykiel designed the original costumes and Kamel Ouali signed the choreography. The show broke down barriers between people and brought all religions together into one.
“I have carried this masterpiece in my heart since its first day of creation. This unique collaboration between two masters, Elie Chouraqui and Pascal Obispo, will forever remain in the history of French musicals. The whole collaboration has been sublimated. by the original French lyrics of Lionel Florence and Patrice Guirao and the exceptional quality of the original performers that no one could be compared to date My idea is to make this work suitable for an American audience with an established musical theater culture (the combination perfect theatrical dialogues and music). I know it will be a success because no one in the world can remain indifferent to this story and this exceptional music. The work of adaptation and interpretation of the material was necessary to correspond to the high standards of Broadway. It’s a dream come true, and I am eternally grateful to Mr. Chouraqui, Obispo, Florence, Guirao, and the editors. ns Atlético for their trust, their advice and their kindness. rk to enter the repertoire of American musical theater and be performed throughout the United States and in English-speaking countries, ”said David Serero, who will also play the role of Moses.
The creator, Elie Chouraqui, commented: “I am delighted and honored that my show” The Ten Commandments “with the magnificent music of Pascal Obispo, is finally adapted for New York, the capital of musicals. After playing it in France, in Europe and Asia, America – is the accomplishment of a lifetime. I have to thank David Serero for his enthusiasm, strength and unquenchable desire to bring this musical to Broadway. ” Elie Chouraqui is a French filmmaker born in 1950. He is known among others for the films “Ô Jerusalem”, “Harrison’s Flower”, with Andie MacDowell, Adrien Brody, Gerard Butler, Brendan Gleeson; “Man on Fire” with Joe Pesci, Scott Glenn, Jonathan Price. And several classics of French cinema featuring the most iconic French actors such as Jean-Hughes Anglade, Christophe Lambert, Richard Anconina, Charlotte Gainsbourg and many more.
Pascal Obispo is one of the most successful singer-songwriters in the French pop genre, who has released numerous successful commercial albums, regularly recorded Top Ten hits, has embarked on multiple concert tours in sold out, wrote songs for his own musical. creation, and collaborated with a long list of French pop stars. The first single from The Ten Commandments, “l’Envie d’aimer”, was also recorded in English by Celine Dion.
The Maximum Pain is performed by Lawrence Neals, with backing vocals from Lisa Monde, Mackenzie Tank, Kristyn Vario. Adapted and produced in English by David Serero. The music is composed by Pascal Obispo, and the original French lyrics are written by Lionel Florence and Patrice Guirao.