Johnny Hallyday: a musical with his hits in 2022?
Interviewed by Le Figaro, Michel Jankielewicz, Laeticia’s new artistic advisor, spoke about new projects around Johnny Hallyday. Among them, a musical idea on the model of “Mamma Mia” that could see the light of day by 2022 or 2023.
Nearly two years after his disappearance, Johnny Hallyday has never seemed so popular. As proof, the symphonic album “Johnny” became the best sale of the year in just three weeks. 248,000 copies are added to the 55,000 sales made in the first week of the live audio of the Vieilles Canailles concert , last stage appearance of the Taulier with Eddy Mitchell and Jacques Dutronc. Of course, projects around the missing rocker are multiplying in the face of this craze. First, a special evening at the OlympiaDecember 1st. During three sessions, fans will be able to discover an unpublished film of 85 minutes, composed of archive footage of the singer’s passages in the mythical hall of the Boulevard des Capucines.
Starting in 2022?
A project headed by Michel Jankielewicz, Laeticia’s new artistic advisor . Interviewed by Le Figaro , who worked with Le Taulier for 18 years, said on this evening at the Olympia: ” There will be no presenter or interviewees on stage. This idea would have pleased him very much. I am a man of the shadow, you have not heard me on television sets for two years but I know his system of thinking. I work as when he was there .
During the interview, the producer-director claims to be working on another particular project: a musical, on the model of “Mamma Mia!” for Abba : “The idea is to create a fictional story around Johnny Hallyday’s hits like “Mamma Mia!” the musical comedy written by Catherine Johnson. This one used the hits of the Swedish pop band Abba to advance the plot. Universal manages the Abba catalog as he manages Johnny’s catalog. The difference is that Johnny’s posthumous career is driven by Universal Music France, “he announces. The public will be able to expect an original story where the songs of Johnny Hallyday would serve to advance the plot. Michel Jankielewicz also announces that this project of musical comedy could be born for 2022 or 2023. Swarming of ideas, the latter ensures that”. Thus, he imagines ” putting the voice of Johnny on advertising campaigns very elegant ” and a symphony concert idea at the AccorHotels Arena, following the success of the album “Johnny”.