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The Tony Award-winning show begins rehearsals in London.
Rehearsals begin today for the upcoming West End premiere of An American in Paris which begins previews at the Dominion Theatre from 4 March 2017. Original Broadway stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope reprise their roles in this Tony-nominated new musical which also co-stars Jane Asher, Haydn Oakley, Zoë Rainey, David Seadon-Young and Ashley Day.
An American in Paris is Christopher Wheeldon’s stunning reinvention of the Oscar-winning film, featuring the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a new book by Craig Lucas. After originally opening in Paris at the Théâtre du Châtelet before a Broadway premiere in 2015, it became the most awarded musical of the 2015/16 season including four Tony Awards. The London production officially opens on 21 March 2017 at the Dominion Theatre.
"Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a 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..."
An American in Paris features songs such as "I Got Rhythm", "‘S Wonderful", "I’ll Build a Stairway To Paradise" and "They Can't Take That Away from Me", together with George Gershwin’s orchestral pieces including "Concerto in F" and "An American in Paris".
An American in Paris is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon with set and costumes designs 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. The UK Musical Director is John Rigby. It is produced in London by Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan, Roy Furman, Michael McCabe and Joshua Andrews.
An American in Paris tickets are now on sale.