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Formidable ! Aznavour, the story of a legend


14 February 2020

Formidable! The musical created in honour of Charles Aznavour, takes us back to the time of “La Bohême”. Through his most powerful, memorable and iconic songs, we are told the incredible story of his life.

With the help of images and videos projected on the stage back drop, beautifully arranged, original production make this musical the most wonderful tribute ever dedicated to the career of the artist Charles Aznavour.

After having produced more than 400 shows in 33 countries with the musical Piaf! Le Spectacle, there was always a nagging question that surfaced time and time again when we spoke to audiences. “Why not do a musical based on the life of Charles Aznavour?” So, bearing in mind the fact the Charles Aznavour is as famous around the world as, for example, Edith Piaf, the idea started to form in my mind around the concept of a show in his honor. However, this would be impossible without his blessing. For this reason, Jules Grison and I left for New York on the 15th of October 2016, heading for Charles Aznavour’s Madison Square Gardens show, to meet him during his final tour and discuss the possibility of realizing this project. Graciously acknowledging our reputation internationally, and fired by his passion to reach younger generations of music fans, he gave us his permission to go ahead with the project. From that day on, we have worked tirelessly to produce a show worthy of the man himself and the icon he represents to this day”.

– Gil Marsalla