An American In Paris is headed to the Dominion Theatre… rehearsals started on Monday for a March 4th opening.
This impressive new production of An American In Paris will feature the original Broadway stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope, along with new co-stars Jane Asher, Haydn Oakley, Zoë Rainey, David Seadon-Young and Ashley Day.
Christopher Wheeldon created this stunning new adaptation of the original movie for the Théâtre du Châtelet, and was subsequently re-staged in New York to rave reviews. It was the most awarded musical at The Tony Awards 2015/16 ceremony.
The preview for the Paris production:
“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 songs such as “I Got Rhythm”, “‘S Wonderful”, “I’ll Build a Stairway To Paradise” and “They Can’t Take That Away from Me”, together with George Gershwin’s orchestral pieces including “Concerto in F” and “An American in Paris”.
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.