The Lido de Paris, the famous cabaret on the Champs-Élysées since 1946, has announced that it will cease to operate as a cabaret on 30 July 2022, after a final dinner show.
Many celebrities have performed on the stage of the Parisian cabaret: Edith Piaf, Marlene Dietrich, Josephine Baker, Laurel and Hardy, Dalida, Shirley MacLaine, Elton John and many others. The last of the 27 revues in the history of the Lido de Paris - Paris Merveilles, created by Franco Dragone - has been performed every night since 2015 (outside of lockdown).
The venue is renamed Lido2Paris and will focus on musical shows. The first production to be performed on the new Lido 2 Paris stage is Cabaret in its original version, based on the play by John Van Druten and the book by Christopher Isherwood. The musical, written by Joe Masteroff (libretto) and Fred Ebb (lyrics), with music composed by John Kander, opens on 1 December 2022.