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Tony Award®-winning musical An American in Paris comes to London.
Inspired by the 1951 Academy Award winning film starring Gene Kelly acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award® winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin.
Featuring classic songs I Got Rhythm, S Wonderful, But Not For Me and They Can’t Take That Away From Me, An American in Paris earned more Tony Awards than any other musical in the 2014-15 season!
American Ashley Day and British Royal Ballet soloist Leanne Cope lead a company of over 50 actors, dancers and musicians.
An American in Paris will run from 4 March 2017 until 6 January 2018 at the Dominion Theatre.
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…
The cast is lead by Ashley Day (Jerry Mulligan) and Leanne Cope (Lise Dassin) alongside Haydn Oakley (Henri Baurel), Zoë Rainey (Milo Davenport), David Seadon-Young (Adam Hochberg) and Julie Legrand (Madame Baurel).
The company also features Julian Forsyth, Ashley Andrews, Sophie Apollonia, Zoe Arshamian, Sarah Bakker, James Barton, Alicia Beck, Chrissy Brooke, James Butcher, Jonathan Caguioa, Jennifer Davison, Katie Deacon, Rebecca Fennelly, Sebastian Goffin, Alyn Hawke, Nicky Henshall, Genevieve Heron, Amy Hollins, Frankie Jenna, Justin-Lee Jones, Robin Kent, Kristen McGarrity, Julia J. Nagle, Daniela Norman, Aaron Smyth, Todd Talbot, Max Westwell, Jack Wilcox, Carrie Willis, Stuart Winter and Liam Wrate.
An American in Paris features a book by Craig Lucas with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. The musical score is adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher. Christopher Wheeldon directs and choreographs with set and costume design by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz and sound design by Jon Weston
Theatrical Gold – Michael Billington, The Guardian
A luxurious, sumptuous musical masterpiece – Paul Phear, Smooth Radio
It’s a special show – truly it is. You almost feel you couldn’t ask for anything more but this Gershwin musical also has that indefinable something called grace and a joie de vivre that lifts it, and us, all night long. – Ann Treneman, The Times