WHAT IS AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ABOUT?
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…
GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWINS CLASSIC SCORE
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.
WHO WILL STAR IN 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.
Further casting TBA
Choreography and Direction – Christopher Wheeldon
Music and Lyrics – George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Book by Craig Lucas
Sets and Costumes – Bob Crowley
Lighting design – Natasha Katz
Sound design – Jon Weston
Projection design – 59 Productions
Musical Director – Nigel Lilley
Orchestrations by Christopher Austin
Dance arrangements by Sam Davis
Musical supervision by Todd Ellison
Additional orchestrations by Don Sebesky and Bill Elliott