Tonight's the night: opening night for the Broadway transfer of sumptuous screen-to-stage musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, that is. Get an eyeful for just how stunning Christopher Wheeldon's reinvention of the Oscar-winning film is with this new production footage just released of the new London production. And check out the gallery on the show's #StageFaves page for newly released production photography too!
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS features the sublime music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a new book by Craig Lucas. The new musical premiered in 2014 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris before transferring to Braodway's Palace Theatre on Broadway, where it became the most awarded musical of the 2015/16 season, including four Tony Awards.
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS features many of George and Ira Gershwin’s most iconic songs including 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 sweeping compositions including ‘Concerto in F’ and ‘An American in Paris’.
The AN AMERICAN IN PARIS cast is headed by the original, award-winning Broadway stars Robert Fairchild (as Jerry Mulligan) and Leanne Cope (as Lise Dassin), together with Haydn Oakley as Henri Baurel, Zoë Rainey as Milo Davenport, David Seadon-Young as Adam Hochberg and Jane Asher as Madame Baurel. Ashley Day is the alternate Jerry Mulligan (and he will assume the role from Monday 19 June 2017). The company also features Julian Forsyth and Ashley Andrews, Sophie Apollonia, Zoe Arshamian, Sarah Bakker, James Barton, Alicia Beck, Chrissy Brooke, James Butcher, Jonathan Caguioa, Jennifer Davison, Katie Deacon, Rebecca Fennelly, Sebastian Goffin, Alyn Hawke, Nicky Henshall, Genevieve Heron, Amy Hollins, Frankie Jenna, Justin-Lee Jones, Robin Kent, Kristen McGarrity, Julia J. Nagle, Daniela Norman, Pippa Raine, Aaron Smyth, Todd Talbot, Max Westwell, Jack Wilcox, Carrie Willis, Stuart Winter and Liam Wrate.