Cirque du...Broadway?

 

That's right folks—everyone's favorite circus extravaganza is coming to the Great White Way.

The New York Times reports that Cirque du Soleil is planning on producing a show at the Lyric Theater, which is currently home to On the Town, called Paramour. It will combine musical theater and acrobatics, and is set to open in the spring of 2016.

Cirque du Soleil rehearsing at Radio City Music Hall in 2011 (photo by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times)

Paramour will feature actors and acrobats, but it won't be a full-blown musical. All the better to cater to Cirque's strengths rather than trying to fit a Broadway mold. Apparently it will be very story-driven but will still feature the mind-bending theater magic and feats of strength that we've come to expect from the company. It's yet to be revealed whether the show will feature any traditional dancing, but Cirque is such a great gig for dancers, you can bet there will be familiar faces in the cast—even if they're soaring over the house instead of busting a move onstage.

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