Details for An American in Paris cinematic release confirmed
An American in Paris is set for a cinematic release this spring following its closure in the West End on 6th January.
The musical, which features the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin such as “‘S Wonderful” and “I Got Rhythm”, opened at the Dominion Theatre in the West End in 2017 starring Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope, both of whom star in the film.
An American in Paris will be released in cinemas worldwide (excluding North America and Japan) on 16th May 2018.
The musical tells the story of an American soldier, Jerry Mulligan (Fairchild), who is trying to make a living as a painter in the French capital when he falls for a young ballet dancer called Lise (Cope). The show premiered in 2014 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris before opening at the Palace Theatre on Broadway. It won four Tony Awards. It opened at the Dominion Theatre to five-star reviews across the board from London critics including Mark Shenton, who hailed the Fairchild and Cope “effortlessly assured singers and actors as well as brilliant dancers”.
The production was directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, with set and costume designs by Bob Crowley, projections by 59 Productions, lighting by Natasha Katz and sound by Jon Weston.
The full cast for the filmed release includes: Haydn Oakley as Henri Baurel, Zoë Rainey as Milo Davenport, David Seadon-Young as Adam Hochberg and Jane Asher as Madame Baurel.
An American in Paris is in cinemas on 16th May 2018.
Watch the trailer for the film below.