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An American in Paris
An American in Paris
An American in Paris
An American in Paris
An American in Paris

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Dominion Theatre, London
An American in Paris
Dominion Theatre, London
Our Review 5 / 5

An American in Paris, which ran at the Dominion Theatre in 2017, features music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin and a book by Craig Lucas. The stage production had its world premiere at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, before opening at Broadway's Palace Theatre on 12 April 2015. The London production opened at the Dominion Theatre in London's West End on 21 March 2017 where it was greeted with fantastic five-star reviews from 28 different publications.

Inspired by the Oscar-winning film of the same name which starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, the stage production of An American in Paris features many of George and Ira Gershwin’s most iconic songs including "I Got Rhythm", "‘S Wonderful", "I’ll Build a Stairway To Paradise" and "They Can't Take That Away from Me", alongside some of Gershwin’s sweeping compositions including "Concerto in F", "Cuban Overture" and of course, the iconic "An American in Paris".

Artistic Associate of the Royal Ballet Christopher Wheeldon has reinvented the production which brings together exceptional scenic designs with a stirring score and acclaimed choreography. The Broadway production was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, as well as eight Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical. At the 2015 ceremony it went on to win 4 Tony Awards for Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Lighting Design of a Musical and Best Choreography.

The West End production is led by original Broadway star Leanne Cope who created the role of Lise Dassin in Paris and New York. West End regular Ashley Day takes on the role of Jerry Mulligan, made famous in the film by Gene Kelly. They are joined in London by Haydn Oakley, Zoë Rainey, David Seadon-Young and Jane Asher.

An American in Paris follows Jerry Mulligan, an American GI pursuing his dream to make it as 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...

The production features award-winning set and costume design 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.

Read our 5 star review of the West End production.

Based on the 1951 Academy Award-winning film of the same name, An American in Paris brings to life the beauty of post-war Paris with one of the most romantic stage musicals ever seen. World War II Army veteran Jerry Mulligan is eager to begin a new life in the newly-liberated city of Paris, following an army career and brutal realisation of combat.

Dreaming of living in the city of love and making a name for himself as a famous painter, he meets the beautiful Lise, a young Parisian shop girl who has her own secret. Aided by his fellow ex-pat and wealthy American friend Milo Davenport, he throws himself into his new life in the city. As he finds himself falling further for Lise, he begins to realise that his two friends Henri, a French aristocrat and Adam, a Jewish American songwriter, also vie for her romantic attentions.

Previews from |
4th March 2017
Opening date |
21st March 2017
Booking from |
6th January 2018
Available until |
6th January 2018
Closes |
6th January 2018
Categories |
Children under 5 will not be admitted.
Craig Lucas
Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan, Roy Furman, Michael McCabe and Joshua Andrews.
Christopher Wheeldon
Songs by:
Music by George Gershwin, Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Natasha Katz
Jon Weston
Bob Crowley
Christopher Wheeldon
Bob Crowley
Cast list:
Ashley Day (Jerry Mulligan), Leanne Cope (Lise Dassin), Julie Legrand (Madame Baurel), Haydn Oakley (Henri Baurel), David Seadon-Young (Adam Hochberg), Zoe Rainey (Milo Davenport), Julian Forsyth, Ashley Andrews, Sophie Apollonia, Zoe Arshamian, Sarah Bakker, James Barton, Alicia Beck, Chrissy Brooke, James Butcher, Jonathan Caguioa, Jennifer Davison, Katie Deacon, Rebecca Fennelly, Sebastian Goffin, Alyn Hawke, Nicky Henshall, Genevieve Heron, Amy Hollins, Frankie Jenna, Justin-Lee Jones, Robin Kent, Kristen McGarrity, Julia J. Nagle, Daniela Norman, Aaron Smyth, Todd Talbot, Max Westwell, Jack Wilcox, Carrie Willis, Stuart Winter and Liam Wrate.
Other info:
Musical Score adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher; Orchestrations by Christopher Austin; Musical Direction by Brad Haak

Dominion Theatre Venue Information

Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AQ
Nearest tube:
Tottenham Court Road

Customer reviews

Our Review of An American in Paris


An American in Paris is a dance musical with grace, grit and Gershwin: a winning combination if ever there was one. Based on the 1951 film of the same name that starred Gene Kelly as a demobbed American soldier in Paris and Leslie Caron as the French ballerina he falls in love with, it is now transposed to the stage, with further songs added from elsewhere in the Gershwin catalogue, and even more ecstatic dance, from jazz and tap to ballet. Read more

Latest An American in Paris News & Features

Photo credit: Cast of An American in Paris (Photo courtesy of An American in Paris)
‘An American in Paris’ to be streamed online this weekend
Wednesday, 25 November, 2020, 14:56
Following the Shakespeare season on The Shows Must Go On! YouTube channel, a brand new series has been confirmed. The new season will celebrate Tony Award-winning productions, kicking off with An American in Paris this Friday, 27 November. Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film of the same name, the musical follows Jerry Mulligan, an American GI in post World War Two France as he pursues his dream of being a painter. Walking around the streets of Paris, he meets Lise...
Interview with An American in Paris' Ashley Day
Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Having been Robert Fairchild’s alternate Jerry in An American in Paris, Ashley Day took on the role full-time in June. His previous theatre credits include playing Elder Price in The Book of Mormon, and Curly McLain in the UK tour of Oklahoma!, for which he was nominated for a UK Theatre Award in 2015. When we spoke to Ashley at the launch of An American in Paris last year, he said the first thing that stuck him about the performance was that he was “going to be exhausted...
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An American in Paris extends booking at the Dominion Theatre in London's West End
Thursday, 27 April, 2017
After a five-star opening in the West End last month the London premiere of An American in Paris has extended its booking at the Dominion Theatre to 27 January 2018. Christopher Wheeldon’s stunning reinvention of the Oscar-winning film features the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a new book by Craig Lucas. The London production officially opened on 21 March 2017 at the Dominion Theatre where it was met with unanimous praise and was described as "...
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Leslie Caron, Tiler Peck and Danny Mac celebrate the opening of An American in Paris
Thursday, 23 March, 2017
The West End premiere of An American in Paris opened on Tuesday night at the Dominion Theatre in London to a raft of five-star rave reviews. In a beautiful opening night production guests walked the blue carpet and enjoyed this enchanting production which has made its way to London following productions in Paris and New York. Speaking to guests on the blue carpet, many shared their excitement at seeing the production and dance featuring so heavily in a new show. “I saw...
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An American in Paris, an Indescribable True Musical: Interview with Producer Stuart Oken
Tuesday, 21 March, 2017
After delighting audiences in Paris and Broadway the London production of An American in Paris opens at the Dominion Theatre in London's West End this evening. With award-winning sets, stunning choreography and a highly accomplished company of performers the show brings a new element of performance to the West End, offering audiences a blend of traditional musical theatre and classical dance, thanks to the talents of director-choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. Despite...
Interview with the cast of An American in Paris, Ashely Day, Jane Asher & Zoe Rainey
Monday, 19 September, 2016
Following on from the official London launch of An American in Paris, we spoke to cast members of the production to hear more about the show and their preparations ahead of rehearsals, which begin in January 2017. An American in Paris features a score by George and Ira Gershwin with a book by Craig Lucas. After a world premiere at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris the musical opened on Broadway in 2015 where it went on to be nominated for 12 Tony Awards. Directed and...
Tony Award-Winner Chris Wheeldon and Darcey Bussell launch An American in Paris
Tuesday, 13 September, 2016
The hit Tony Award-winning musical An American in Paris transfers to London's West End in Spring 2017 following critically acclaimed runs in Paris and New York. Based on the much loved film of the same name, this highly original stage musical is a hybrid between classical ballet and Broadway glamour, and features a spectacular score of Gershwin hits staged by the incomparable Christopher Wheeldon of the Royal Ballet and New York City Ballet. After first premièring in...
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