About the showThe most honoured Broadway musical of 2015 is coming to London’s West End, featuring music from one of the greatest musical composers of all time, George Gershwin. An American In Paris won over the critics in New York, receiving four Tony Awards for its state-of-the-art design, powerful music and evocative storyline. With an all-star creative team bringing the show to the West End, the musical is now set to win the hearts of London theatre-goers.
An American in Paris is inspired by the 1951 Academy Award winning film of the same name. It follows the life of an American soldier, Jerry Mulligan, who moves to Paris shortly after World War II and meets a mysterious French ballerina by the name of Lise Dassin. Jerry soon falls in love with Lise, only to discover that she is due to marry his wartime friend Henri. As Jerry tries to come to terms with losing the love of his life, the audience learn about Lise’s complex relationship with Henri and are left wondering whether or not it will last. This gripping romantic tale depicts the pain and anguish that can be suffered over true love.
Audiences will be treated to a beautiful score composed by George Gershwin, who is well known for penning the music to other popular musicals including Crazy For You and Funny Face. Christopher Wheeldon directs and choreographs alongside an acclaimed creative team, notably the Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (costume and set design), Natasha Katz (lighting) and Jon Weston (sound). Projection will also feature in the show, designed by 59 Productions.
The Tony nominated Robert Fairchild and Leanna Cope will return to their Broadway roles of Jerry and Lise, as Haydn Oakley (The Book of Mormon, Sunset Boulevard) takes the role of Henri Baurel, Zoë Rainey (Wicked, The Winter's Tale) plays Milo Davenport, Jane Asher (Blithe Spirit, Alfie) as Madame Baurel and David Seadon-Young (Ghost) as Adam Hochberg
An American in Paris will be the perfect romantic outing for Londoners next year. Previews begin at the Dominion Theatre on March 4th 2017.
Who Should See It?This show is a must see for any fans of classic romantic storylines. If you’re on a date or fancy a good tear-jerker, look no further.