The double of the author Luc Plamondon will enter the Grévin museum this Friday, November 10 in homage to the 25th anniversary of his musical shows Notre-Dame de Paris and Starmania, the revival of which is announced at the Palais des Congrès in Paris and at the Seine musical in November. Sculptor Stéphane Barret worked for nearly six months in the museum's workshops to reproduce the Quebecois wax statue identically.
The first rock lyricist in the French language, Luc Plamondon wrote six musical shows and hundreds of pieces. Now aged 81, the artist saw his career take off in the 1970s. He notably wrote songs by Françoise Hardy, Diane Dufresne and Louise Forestier. Plamondon created Starmania in 1979 with composer Michel Berger. The successful show, considered the first French-speaking rock opera, is performed in several countries around the world. Céline Dion's album entitled Dion Chante Plamondon (1991), in homage to the author, will also propel Plamondon's career in Quebec and France.
The show Notre-Dame de Paris (1998), written by the Quebecois and Richard Cocciante, will also experience great international success. This musical, which includes Hélène Ségara and Patrick Fiori, will notably reveal the singer Garou. Throughout his career, Plamondon will work with big names in the music industry such as Johnny Hallyday, Julien Clerc and Catherine Lara.
Since the start of 2023, the cultural establishment has welcomed various personalities including the singer M (Matthieu Chedid), the actress Audrey Fleurot and the rugby player Antoine Dupont. Visitors to Grévin will be able to discover Luc Plamondon's waxwork from Friday.