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Press Release
London welcomes
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
Broadway’s Tony® Award-winning new musical
Dominion Theatre from March 2017
Tickets now on sale
AnAmericanInParisTheMusical.co.uk
IMAGES can be downloaded HERE
Username: American | Password: Paris
TRAILER can be viewed HERE and downloaded HERE
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 comes to
London’s Dominion Theatre next spring.
Inspired by the Oscar® winning film and featuring the timeless music and lyrics of George
Gershwin and Ira Gershwin with book by Craig Lucas, An American in Paris has preview
performances from Saturday 4 March 2017 with the official opening night on Tuesday 21
March 2017.
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. Further West End
casting to be announced.
“a perfect integration of dance, romance and classic Gershwin”
The New York Times
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’. 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.
For further information please contact THE CORNER SHOP PR on 0207 831 7657
Ben Chamberlain: [email protected] | Lewis Jenkins: [email protected]
Francesca Hoare: [email protected]
IMAGES can be downloaded from HERE [Username: American | Password: Paris]
TRAILER can be viewed HERE and downloaded HERE
BIOGRAPHIES for cast and creative team can be viewed HERE
LISTINGS
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
Website: AnAmericanInParisTheMusical.co.uk
Twitter: twitter.com/AmericanParisUK | @AmericanParisUK
Performance schedule:
Monday to Saturday 7:30pm
Wednesday & Saturday 2:00pm
[No Wednesday 2:00pm performances until 29 March 2017]
Tickets from £18.50