ANNE FRANK, The Musical makes Off-Broadway New York debut in September 2019
Anne Frank, The Musical is making Off-Broadway debut in September 2019 at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street, New York NY 10011). Written by Jean-Pierre Hadida, this musical earned critical acclaim in France since its debut in 2008. David Serero, starring as Otto Frank, will direct and produce this new production. The rest of the cast will soon be announced. Anne Frank, The Musical will feature 12 artists on stage to bring the poetry and music of Jean-Pierre Hadida.
Five performances will take place on:
September 11th at 3pm, 15th at 8pm (Premiere, followed by After Party), 17th and 23rd at 8pm, 24th at 8pm (Closing night, followed by After Party).
This U.S Premiere is hosted by the American Sephardi Federation, presented by Broadway Mad Production - Simon & Michal Kalfon.
About JEAN-PIERRE HADIDA (Composer-Lyricist-Book)
Jean-Pierre Hadida was born in 1960 in Oran, Algeria. His family moved to Paris, France when he was 2 years old. As a teenager, he entered the Antony Conservatory of Music to study classical guitar with master Jean Mourat. Later, he was attracted by the piano and the infinite possibilities as he began to pursue what would soon become his passion: musical composition. In the mid 80s, he produced a radio program known as “Cocktail”, working with famous artists such as Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Jacques Goldman and Foreigner. He started his own advertising agency (Venise) where he was the creative director, working from Paris, Sao Paulo, New York, Miami, Houston, Madrid and London. His work included campaigns for “Le Musée du Louvre”, “Dior”, “Cannes film festival”, and many others. He composed soundtracks for the movies: “Jardin de Bagatelle”, directed by Barry Myers (1994), and “Timing” directed by Pascal Elbé (1999), and has written music for over 500 radio and TV commercials.
Jean-Pierre Hadida’s first musical told the epic journey of Ulysses in “Ulysses, the musical” (2002). In 2008, encouraged by Claude-Michel Schönberg (Les Misérables), he paid a heartfelt tribute to Anne Frank putting her story into words and music in “Anne le musical” at the theatre du Gymnase in Paris (2008). Since then, he wrote and produced “Singing at the Bistro” at the Réservoir (2010) and in collaboration with Alicia Sebrien, “The Pirate and the Doll” (2013), and “School of Little Monsters” (2015) at the Comédie Bastille. This fruitful collaboration led to “Madiba the Musical” (2016), their latest work, which celebrates the life of Nelson Mandela. It was played at the Olympia theatre in Paris and is now touring all over the world in its english version. In 2019, Anne Frank, The Musical is making its New York debut.
Aside from composing and producing, Jean-Pierre is also active as a digital painter. He designed the decors for “Madiba the Musical”, "Abba generation" and "Anne Frank, The Musical". His digital art has been exposed at Markowitch Fine Art in Miami, Florida and at Urban Gallery, in Paris.