CITYPROD is an International Entertainment Company founded in 2004 by Philippe Barreau who is the leader with Magda Hadnagy whom joined the company in 2016 as Artistic Director.
Based in Paris, the company creates its own French and international productions such as Tristan & Isolde The Musical, Les Miserables The French Musical Concert and recently Soweto Gumboots and Gauchos Legend.
We also produce in France and over the world some international shows and concerts (Acrobatic Nutcracker by the National China Circus, Sarafina, Georgian Treasure, Shadowland, Fire of Anatolia, Umoja, The Imperial Ballet of Russia, Soweto Gospel Choir, Jimmy Cliff, The Magic Flute, Clan Capoeira, Tribute to Miriam Makeba…) and we have produced various executive productions for Operas such as Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ and Puccini’s ‘Madam Butterfly’ and Musical such as Siddhartha The Rock Opera.
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After business school, Philippe started in the business more than twenty-three years ago by negotiating partnerships (sponsors and media) for theaters and for different entertainment production companies.
After partnering with a producer, he decided to create in 2004 his own entertainment company called CITYPROD. Its influence is international and has produced the shows in particular Acrobatic Nutcracker by the National China Circus, The Stars of the Bolchoï, Fire of Anatolia, Georgian Treasure, Cuba National Ballet, Tribute to Miriam Makeba, Umoja, Jimmy Cliff, Soweto Gospel Choir, The Imperial Ballet of Russia, Cirkafrika, Clan Capoeira, The Magic Flute South African version, Shadowland, Tristan & Isolde The Musical, Sarafina ...
In 2017 Philippe realized his dream by resuscitating the magic of Les Miserables in a French version concert with more than 80 artists. After a triumphant tour in France, the concert in French is exported around the world.
In 2019 he ensured the executive production of the French Musical Siddhartha The Rock Opera, with 42 performances at Le Palais des Sports de Paris in France, and in 2020 Philippe produced the south African creation Soweto Gumboots, first show united under the RHYTHMS license, whose world premieres took place in February at the Soweto Theater.
In November 2021 he produced in Argentina the creation Gauchos Legend which also joined the RHYTHMS license.
Alongside his work as producer, Philippe directed from 2001 to 2013 the event productions of the French agency called ROUGE (bought by Public Système Hopscotch in 2014) and worked for Microsoft (XBOX), Nike, Samsung, Whirlpool, Powerade, PSG, Philips…
Born into a family of artists, Magda was introduced to the disciplines of the performing and arts (music, dancing, singing, acting, acrobatics) at an early age.
At the age of twelve and for several years, she integrated the Paris Opera Garnier under the musical direction of Pierre Darc.
For twenty years, she produced shows all over the world for which she is directing, ensures the choreographies as well as the costumes and sets designing.
At the same time, she also directed many shows for French and international productions as for the Cirque Phénix and also for the Festival International du Cirque de demain in Paris (the largest circus festival in the world).
Five years ago, she took the artistic direction of CITYPROD and directed in particular the French version concert of the world phenomenon show Les Miserables.
In 2019 Magda ensured the directing, choreographies and scenography of the French Musical Siddhartha l’Opera Rock.
Beginning 2020, she directed and choreographed the new show Othello and in February she is director, scenographer and costumes designer of the new South African show Soweto Gumboots that she also created.
Passionate about Argentinian culture, Magda has lived for a long time in her country of heart and has also practiced for many years the arts of dance and Argentine character disciplines within the first pioneer companies of Gauchos performances around the world.
Seduced by the richness of this infinite culture, Magda’s dream is to be able to make the international public discover the anthology of dances of Argentinian characters so powerful with high level Argentinian dancers.
2021 will allow her dream to come true with her latest creation Gauchos Legend whose world premieres took place at the Teatro Gran Ituzaingo in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, STAGE DIRECTOR
SCENOGRAPHER, COSTUMES DESIGNER
SOME PAST SHOWS