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"...the dramaturgically and musically ambitious show [5th Republic] goes all out." - Eric Grode, NY Times
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5th Republic
A New Musical (FKA Les Enfants de Paris)

This musical originally made its world premiere at NYMF 2011 under the title Les Enfants de Paris, but has since been retooled and refocused through the Dramatist Guild Fellowship.


Utilizing both French chanson and Arab-inspired tunes, this piece is set in early 1960s Paris at the height of the Algerian War for Independence and tells the story of how one Algerian refugee named Layla touched the hearts and minds of Algerians and French alike, and turned the tides of war.

Our demo recording features Santino Fontana, Laura Osnes, Alexander Gemignani, Derek Klena, Farah Siraj, and more!


Music/Lyrics by Dana Levinson

Book by Stacey Weingarten

Director/Development by Donna Drake

Manon Taris sings Encore at 54 Below
Devin Ilaw performs 'Do They Notice?'
at Prospect Theatre's Good To Go Concert
Devin Ilaw, Krystina Alabado, and Robert Lenzi perform
The Card Game at Prospect Theatre's Good to Go Concert
Gisela Adisa performs Encore
at the NY Theatre Barn
Dana and I talk about the project at Prospect Theatre's Good to Go concert series
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