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A new stage adaptation for the 21st Century

Premiering at the Theatre du Chalet in Paris before heading to Broadway for its American stage debut, An American in Paris is the cherished tale of a young artist discovering life and love after the war. This brand new adaptation promises to present the story afresh for a new generation of audiences, whilst keeping the heart of Gershwin's beloved, witty and elegant musical. It won a total of four 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Choreography for its wondrous dance sequences.

First seen in the form of a symphonic poem in 1928, Gershwin intended the show to be a love-letter to his time in Paris as a young man, suggesting the energy and vitality of the city. It was adapted as a movie in 1951 by Vincente Minnelli (Liza's dad) for MGM, and starred the legendary Gene Kelly and Lesie Caron in the central roles. It won six Academy Awards and cemented Kelly as the quintessential presence in American dance.

I got Rhythm! : The story of An American in Paris

To be young and restless in Paris is a dream for many of us, but in the late 1940's, it's the buoyant Jerry Mulligan's life. After escaping the horrors of the war, he moves to the city of romance in the hopes of avoiding the daily grind and making it as a painter. Aided by wealthy fellow American Milo Davenport, his reputation is on the up, but his heart is stolen by the ingenue, Lise. Day dreaming and dancing, with the Gershwin's wonderful score, An American in Paris celebrates the best in life, in true Parisian style!

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Dates

Performance date: 1 January 1970

Audience

Suitable for audiences of all ages

Run time

Two hours and 50 minutes including one intermission

Cast and Creative

Cast

Garen Scribner as Jerry Mulligan
Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin
Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel
Jill Paice as Milo Davenport
Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg
Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel
Garen Scribner as U/S Jerry
Sara Esty as U/S Lise

Ensemble - Will Burton, Atilla Joey Csiki, Taeler Cyrus, Rebecca Eichenberger, Laura Feig, Dimitri Kleioris, Stephen Hanna, Kurt Froman, Charlotte O'Dowd, Nathan Madden, Marina Lazzaretto, Rebecca Riker, Shannon Rugani, Sarah Strimel, Charlie Sutton, Allison Walsh, Scott Willis, Victor J. Wisehart

Creative

Score by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Book by Craig Lucas
Directed and Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon
Creative Consultant Bartlett Sher
Set and Costume design Bob Crowley
Lighting design Natasha Katz
Sound design Scott Lehrer
Musical score adapted and supervised by Rob Fisher.

Awards

2015 TONY AWARD Wins

Best Choreography (Christopher Wheeldon)
Best Orchestrations
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical


2015 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Robert Fairchild)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Leanne Cope)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Brandon Uranowitz)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Max von Essen)
Best Direction of a Musical (Christopher Wheeldon)
Best Choreography (Christopher Wheeldon)
Best Orchestrations
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical


2015 DRAMA DESK AWARDS

Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Robert Fairchild
Outstanding Choreography - Christopher Wheeldon
Outstanding Orchestrations - Christopher Austin
Outstanding Set Design - Bob Crowley


2015 Drama Desk Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Robert Fairchild
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Leanne Cope
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Max Von Essen
Outstanding Director of a Musical - Christopher Wheeldon
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Book of a Musical
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Projection Design
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical


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