June 9, 2017

Fifth Republic

Music and Lyrics by Dana Levinson

Book by Stacey Weingarten

Additional Story by Donna Drake

Fifth republic is an epic romance between an Algerian refugee, named Layla Bouazid, and a Pied Noir soldier, named René Deschamps, set in 1959 in Paris against the backdrop of the fall of the French Fourth Republic, Charles de Gaulle’s return the power, and the Algerian war for Independence.

Development History

  • Fall 2010 – Staged Reading under the title Our Lady of Paris
  • January 2011 – Staged Reading Presentation
  • October 2011 – Production as part of the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival
  • April 2015 – Developmental Residency at Musical Theatre Factory