CBS Goes Behind the Scenes at Cirque du Soleil’s “Paramour”

In their new show “Paramour,” Cirque du Soleil puts their signature spin on a Broadway performance. Set in the world of Golden Age Hollywood, the show spins the tale of a young poet forced to choose between love and art — with a blend of music and circus art while in the process. Join CBS as they go behind-the-scenes for a peek at Paramour…

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Ruby Lewis, who plays leading lady “Indigo” in the show, told CBS News that it’s an exciting new challenge for her. “It’s brand new to me,” Lewis said. “You have to be ready for anything, including flying in the air or balancing on someone’s hand — and for me that’s the scariest part.” At the age of 6, Ruby Lewis had her first on-stage performance, playing Fern in “Charlotte’s Web.” From that day on, the Shelbyville, Kentucky, resident knew she was going to be a performer. “I was never a cheerleader,” Lewis told CBS News. “I was a dancer who preferred tap; I liked to be into the ground.” Now, the actress is readjusting and learning new tricks. “It’s the sexiest show on Broadway.”

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Jeremy Kushnier, who plays “A.J. Golden,” chimed in that Lewis is a perfect example of how Broadway and Cirque du Soleil are crossing over. “[She’s] hanging upside down, dancing her face off, singing, being thrown around,” he explained. While rehearsing ahead of live shows, Lewis told producers that she was willing to try anything. “That’s a big mistake to say to circus people,” Kushnier joked.

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And now go behind the scenes with the leading lady of Paramour – Ruby Lewis!

Go behind the scenes with the leading lady of Cirque du Soleil's new Broadway show Cirque du Soleil Paramour:

Posted by CBS News on Friday, April 8, 2016

The show officially opens on May 25, 2016; previews begin on April 16, 2016.

Photos: Charrat Martin Photography

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