It was announced today that Christopher Wheeldon’s multi award-winning new Broadway musical An American In Paris will open at London’s Dominion Theatre in March 2017. An American In Paris is inspired by the Oscar Winning film of the same name with timeless music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin. Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a … Read more
Christopher Wheeldon’s vision here, as director and choreographer, is remarkably detailed and endlessly lavish and ambitious. Without huge pre-built sets, Bob Crowley creates a never static vista of Parisian streets, monuments, parlours and performance venues. It all contributes to the cinematic feel of the dreamlike qualities which propel the production. Casting is faultless and this is probably the best looking, most innately stylish, cast of any Broadway show now playing. Robert Fairchild, in his Broadway debut, is revelatory as Jerry. Leanne Cope is a shimmering flower of elfin glory as Lise, and Max von Essen triumphs as Henri in a cleverly judged, gloriously sung, pitch perfect performance.