AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
Broadway’s Tony® Award-winning new musical
“An American in Paris bursts into life on the West End stage for the first time when Christopher Wheeldon’s multi award-winning new Broadway musical is at London’s Dominion Theatre.
An American in Paris is directed and choreographed by the internationally renowned, British-born Christopher Wheeldon, recipient of the Tony® Award 2015: Best Choreographer for this production.
An Artistic Associate of the Royal Ballet, Wheeldon received an OBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honours ‘for services to promoting the interests and reputation of British classical and theatrical dance worldwide’
Inspired by the Oscar® winning film and featuring the timeless music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin with book by Craig Lucas.
Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war…
An American in Paris features many of George and Ira Gershwin’s most iconic songs including I Got Rhythm, ‘S Wonderful, and They Can’t Take That Away From Me, together with George Gershwin’s sweeping compositions including Concerto in F and An American in Paris.
Fresh from originating their roles on Broadway, Robert Fairchild (a New York City Ballet Principal dancer) will play Jerry Mulligan and British Royal Ballet dancer Leanne Cope will play Lise Dassin. These acclaimed, award-winning stars, who will be making their West End debuts, will lead a company of over 50 actors, dancers and musicians”
Review by Richard Lambert, 5 Stars
I’ve seen many Broadway and West-End shows in my time. This beats them all, hands-down!
This is the most beautiful, creative, talented, technically perfect, show ever created!
The lighting is stunning! Every scene is like a painting from an Old Master.
Natasha Katz has crafted beautiful tableau after tableau painting the Set perfectly.
All blended and enhanced with Video Content and Technical Competence by 59 Productions. Ben Pearcy and Max Spielbichler have put together video designs and a system that mesh so well into the show, subtley adding to the Set and Story. With a level of sophistication not previously seen on this scale in the West End with multiple projectors and servers auto-linked to track the scenery as it moves into place. Clearly a great collaboration with the Set Designer (Bob Crowley) and other members of the Design team makes this all work so well together!
The Choreography is without doubt the best in the West End. Executed so well by this well cast show. The dancers’ feet are beautifully pointed, the legs fully extended, the poise, posture, carriage and style of performance second to none. This is a show that grips from start to finish. Just stunning!
Rarely do you hear good Sound in the West End. This show breaks the mould thanks to Jon Weston.
The show had to pause several times – the audience just would not stop clapping after some of the scenes!!!!
Complete 100% Standing Ovation at the end! Well deserved!!!!
A Masterpiece of a show! You will never forget the night you saw this show for the first time!
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The set and costumes are designed by the celebrated West End and Broadway designer Bob Crowley (The Audience; Mary Poppins) with projections by the prominent British designers 59 Productions (War Horse; London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony).
Christopher Wheeldon’s stunning reinvention of the MGM film, which starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, premiered in 2014 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris to ecstatic reviews before transferring to The Palace Theatre on Broadway, where it now in its second hit year, becoming the most awarded musical of the 2015/16 season, including four Tony® Awards. A major North American tour begins later this year.
With music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Craig Lucas, An American in Paris is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, with set and costumes designs by Bob Crowley; lighting by Natasha Katz; sound by Jon Weston and projection designs by 59 Productions. The musical score is adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher with orchestrations by Christopher Austin; dance arrangements by Sam Davis; musical supervision by Todd Ellison; additional orchestrations by Don Sebesky and Bill Elliott and musical direction by Nigel Lilley.
An American in Paris is produced in London by Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan, Roy Furman, Michael McCabe and Joshua Andrews.
Robert Fairchild is appearing with the support of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity.
Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Rd, London W1T 7AQ
First Performance: Saturday 4 March 2017 | Opening Night: Tuesday 21 March 2017
Box Office: 0845 200 7982
Twitter: twitter.com/AmericanParisUK | @AmericanParisUK
Monday to Saturday 7:30pm Wednesday & Saturday 2:00pm
[No Wednesday 2:00pm performances until 29 March 2017]
Tickets from £18.50