An American in Paris at London's Dominion Theatre


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It has been announced that the London premiere of the Tony nominated musical An American in Paris will open at the Dominion Theatre in London's West End on 1 April 2017, following previews from 4 March 2017, where it is booking to 30 September 2017.

The musical, which is inspired by the 1951 Academy Award-winning film of the same name, features music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin and a book by Craig Lucas. It had its world premiere at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, before opening at Broadway's Palace Theatre on 12 April 2015 following previews from 13 March 2015, where it continues to run.

Directed and choreographed by British choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, the London production will star British dancer Leanne Cope reprising her Drama Desk and Tony nominated role of 'Lise Dassin', alongside Robert Fairchild who originated the role of 'Jerry Mulligan' on Broadway.

"Eager to begin his life anew after the brutality of combat, World War II Army veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. With the assistance of fellow ex-pat Milo Davenport, a wealthy American with a past she wishes to forget, Jerry's life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret. Soon it becomes clear that Jerry's friends-Adam, a Jewish American composer, and Henri, a Parisian aristocrat-also vie for Lise's love."

The show features a whole host of Gershwin classics including "I Got Rhythm", "Liza", "'S Wonderful", "But Not For Me", "Stairway to Paradise", along with orchestral music such as "Concerto in F", "Cuban Overture", and of course the title song. The musical score has been adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher with orchestrations by Christopher Austin and musical direction by Brad Haak.

An American in Paris features design by Bob Crowley, lighting design by Natasha Katz and sound design by Jon Weston.

The Broadway production was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and eight Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical. It won four Tony Awards, for Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Lighting Design of a Musical and Best Choreography.

Additional casting for the London production are yet to be announced.

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