An American in Paris to close in the West End
Written by Craig Lucas, the musical features music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, and is about American soldiers in Paris who fight for the love of ballet dancer Lise. Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, the musical is renowned for its superb ballet dancing, and score which includes numbers such as "I Got Rhythm", "‘S Wonderful", "I’ll Build a Stairway To Paradise" and "They Can't Take That Away from Me"
The musical started Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope when it first opened in London, and went on to star Ashley Day. The musical opened on Broadway at the Palace Theatre where it won the Tony Awards for Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations, Best Set Design and Best Lighting Design.
The production opened in London at the Dominion on 22nd March 2017 to wide critical acclaim. In his review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Mark Shenton said: "An American in Paris is a dance musical with grace, grit and Gershwin: a winning combination if ever there was one...".
It has also been announced that a cinema release is anticipated for the musical. The production was filmed, featuring the original cast, for a cinematic release. International productions are expected to be mounted, and a North American tour is currently in progress.
An American in Paris Tickets are available now.