LONDON’S NEW HIT MUSICAL EXTENDS INTO 2018

NOW WITH A RECORD-SETTING 28 FIVE-STAR REVIEWS AND TOPPING ‘BEST-SELLER’ AND CRITICS’ CHOICE LISTS

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the smash hit musical about following your heart and living your dreams, has been ecstatically received by audiences and critics since opening at the beautifully restored Dominion Theatre on 21 March 2017. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews and topping multiple ‘best-seller’ and Critics’ Choice lists, the celebrated production has now extended public booking, with tickets on sale until Saturday 27 January 2018.

This “truly ravishing version of the Hollywood film” (The Guardian) is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, written by Craig Lucas, designed by Bob Crowley and features many of George and Ira Gershwin’s most iconic songs (including I Got Rhythm, ‘S Wonderful, I’ll Build a Stairway To Paradise, But Not For Me and They Can't Take That Away from Me).

An impassioned love-letter to art and life” (The Daily Telegraph), An American in Paris finds a young American GI pursuing his dream to make it as a painter in the aftermath of war. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer, the ‘City of Light’ becomes the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love.

The cast is headed by the original, award-winning Broadway stars Robert Fairchild, as Jerry Mulligan, and Leanne Cope, as Lise Dassin, together with Haydn Oakley as Henri Baurel, Zoë Rainey as Milo Davenport, David Seadon-Young as Adam Hochberg and Jane Asher as Madame Baurel. Ashley Day is the alternate Jerry Mulligan (and he will assume the role from Monday 19 June 2017).

With music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a new book by Craig Lucas, the new musical 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 and Bill Elliott, dance arrangements by Sam Davis and musical supervision by Todd Ellison. The UK Musical Director is John Rigby.

 

An American in Paris is produced by Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan, Roy Furman, Michael McCabe and Joshua Andrews.