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Overview

“Entrancingly luminous and gorgeously danced!"

-New York Times

“A voluptuous dream!"

- Star Ledger

“Cornejo and Ferri are a whirl of sensuality and grace!"

- Daily News

Inspired by the classic 1920 novella by controversial French author Colette, Chéri is Martha Clarke’s newest interdisciplinary work, an exciting fusion of theatre, live music, and dance featuring American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Herman Cornejo, prima ballerina assoluta Alessandra Ferri, Academy & Golden Globe Award nominee and Obie Award winner Amy Irving, pianist Sarah Rothenberg, and text by Tina Howe. This tragic story of forbidden love between a young man and an older woman in Belle Époque Paris is a timeless, powerful exploration of sensuality, love, and our preoccupations with youth and age.

Residency: Residency Five
Venue: The Irene Diamond Stage

Preview

CHÉRI Trailer

PRODUCTION PHOTOS


Herman Cornejo and Alessandra Ferri.

IMAGE: Photo by Joan Marcus.

Explore

Martha Clarke on CHERI

REHEARSAL PHOTOS


Herman Cornejo and Alessandra Ferri.

IMAGE: Photo by Gregory Costanzo.

Backstage

MEET AND GREET PHOTOS


Herman Cornejo and Alessandra Ferri.

IMAGE: Photo by Gregory Costanzo.

Who’s Who

Cast

Herman Cornejo
Alessandra Ferri
Amy Irving
and pianist Sarah Rothenberg

Creative Team

Based on the novel by Colette
Text:
Tina Howe
Scenic and Costume Design: David Zinn
Lighting Design: Christopher Akerlind
Sound Design: Arthur Solari and Samuel Crawford
Music Supervisor: Sarah Rothenberg
Production Stage Manager: Terri K. Kohler

Preview

CHÉRI Trailer

PRODUCTION PHOTOS


Photos by Joan Marcus.

Explore

Martha Clarke on CHERI

REHEARSAL PHOTOS

Backstage

MEET AND GREET PHOTOS


Photos by Gregory Costanzo.

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Performance Info

First Performance:

November 19

Last Performance:

December 29, 2013

Running Time:

65 minutes


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Performance Extras

Talkback Series

A post-show Q&A with members of Signature's Artistic Department
November 26, December 3, 10 & 19

Backstage Pass

A pre-show discussion with one of the show's designers.
December 11

Page to Stage

A pre-show discussion with Chéri collaborators Martha Clarke and Tina Howe.
December 17


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