In 1968, a musical revue of songs by a little-known Belgian singer/songwriter opened Off-Broadway at the Village Gate and astounded the audiences who came to see it. It would run for four years and go on to be performed around the world. Packed with wit, intelligence and raw human emotion, Brel’s songs radiate stories of love and loss, hope and despair, humor and pathos. The emotional power of these songs has inspired hundreds of artists (everyone from David Bowie and Neil Diamond to Celine Dion and Nirvana) to cover his work.
The poignant, passionate and profound songs of Jacques Brel are brought to vivid theatrical life in this intense musical experience. Be sure to check out this co-production between The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT—A Contemporary Theatre, playing at ACT until May 17.
For more information and tickets, visit www.5thavenue.org/show/jacques-brel or call the The 5th Avenue Box Office at 206.625.1900.