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Eager to begin his life anew after the brutality of combat, World War II Army veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses

newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. With the assistance of fellow ex-pat Milo

Davenport, a wealthy American with a past she wishes to forget, Jerry’s life becomes complicated when he meets

Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret. Soon it becomes clear that Jerry’s friends—Adam, a Jewish

American composer, and Henri, a Parisian aristocrat—also vie for Lise’s love. This romantic tangle can only be

untied through the miracle of dance set to some of the greatest music and lyrics ever written. A classic American

film about young souls in Paris has been reimagined for the Broadway stage of the 21st

century.

The new musical, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, has targeted Broadway for the spring of 2015 following its world

premiere in December, 2014 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. It will be directed and choreographed by

Christopher Wheeldon, making his Broadway directing debut. Featuring music and lyrics by George Gershwin

and Ira Gershwin and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Craig Lucas, the creative team also includes

Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (sets and costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting) and Scott Lehrer (sound) with a

musical score adapted and supervised by Rob Fisher. Bartlett Sher is creative consultant. Based on the Academy

Award winning film inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition by George Gershwin, AN AMERICAN IN

PARIS brings this classic tale to Broadway for the first time.



Casting Announced for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Cleveland's Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

An American in Paris, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play Cleveland's Playhouse Square for a three-week engagement, June 20 - July 9, 2017. (more...)

Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

A Musical Memorial Day - Broadway Tributes the Troops
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2017

Once a year, Americans remember the lives lost in service to our great country. Stories of past wars, undying patriotism and true courage have been the topics of countless films, television series, and of course, stage productions. Today, we celebrate our armed forces with just a few musical numbers from shows that tribute their sacrifice. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Presents Writer-Producer Speed Date: Pitch Your Work to a Roomful of Real Producers
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the next Writer-Producer Speed Dateon Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 5:30pm at NOLA Rehearsal Studio, 244 W. 54th Street, 11th floor, NYC. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Starring Diana Huey, to Make a Splash Next Week at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has joined forces with Kansas City Starlight to produce a 21-week tour of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, coming to the Benedum Center June 14-25. (more...)

TFANA Presents Simon Godwin's New Staging of MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. The production, which marks Godwin's first time directing Shakespeare for an American company, runs June 17 - July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Old School Square Announces the 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Old School Square announces the 2017-18 Season of performances, lectures, exhibits, classes and workshops. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

59E59 Theaters Announces 2017 East to Edinburgh Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

59E59 Theaters announces the 2017 line up for the annual EAST TO EDINBURGH festival. EAST TO EDINBURGH begins on Tuesday, July 11 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 30. (more...)

BWW Review: OKC Broadway Presents Derek and Julianne Hough's Sizzling MOVE – BEYOND tour
by Ronn Burton - Jun 7, 2017

OKC Broadway closes out its inaugural season with Dancing With The Stars' luminaries Derek and Julianne Hough. This fast-paced spectacle features death drops, acrobatics, singing, and choreography of all styles. Derek and Julianne display their astounding versatility and never hold back: hip hop, tap, jazz, tango, salsa, waltz-plus both of their incredible singing voices…this show has it all. Is there anything these superstar siblings can't do? (more...)

BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Churchill Theatre, Bromley
by Vikki Jane Vile - Jun 7, 2017

This take on the Hollywood classic Thoroughly Modern Millie last played Broadway back in 2002. However, regardless of the casts plucky efforts to inject some New York panache to proceedings, 'Millie' emerges as a particularly poor choice for revisiting in 2017. The story features threads that sit uncomfortably in the present day. Mrs Meers with her chopstick clad hair and mock Chinese accent is amusing for ten minutes but after a couple of scenes just seems plain racist. Millie's chunk of the plot hangs on the idea that she needs to find a rich man to marry to get on in life. Where do I even start with that one? (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Veanne Cox
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 7, 2017

Today's subject Veanne Cox is currently living her theatre life onstage at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) playing the role of Arsinoé in The School for Lies. The show runs through July 9th at the Lansburgh Theatre. (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot to Open Record-Breaking EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot Open EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: FALSETTOS Star Brandon Uranowitz Gets His Second Shot at Tonys Glory!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 4, 2017

Two-time Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz's life in the theatre had humble origins... in the basement of his childhood home. The Falsettos star is one of four actors in his cast (along with Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells and Stephanie J. Block) to earn a nod this season and he couldn't be happier for the recognition. Watch as he chats about his journey from a life of homemade fog machines to a career on Broadway in the full interview below! (more...)

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and Pittsburgh
by Dylan Shaffer - Jun 3, 2017

With the fighting over and the French Tricolour waving high, Paris finds itself beginning to stand straight again after a battering war. Adam Hochberg (Etai Benson) and Jerry Mulligan (McGee Maddox), two former United States soldiers who fought in the war, stake their claim in the City of Lights in 1945, both for varying reasons. Add on top of this a beautiful young dancer who has caught the eyes of more than her dance instructors, and An American in Paris is born. (more...)

Review Roundup: Immersive SEEING YOU Opens Under The High Line
by Review Roundups - Jun 22, 2017

Seeing You, the new immersive experience from impresario Randy Weiner (Sleep No More, Queen of the Night) and avante garde choreographer Ryan Heffington (Sia's 'Chandelier' music video), opened last night, June 21, 2017, Off-Broadway at a former meat market under The High Line at 450 West 14th Street in the Meatpacking District of New York City. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - WEST END LIVE 2017 Returns to London This Weekend
by Roy Tan - Jun 22, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS 'S Wonderful' at State Theatre
by Roy Berko - Jun 22, 2017

My Broadway review of “An American in Paris, A New Musical,” stated that it was “a visual, dance-driven Broadway story-telling creation that is gorgeous, enchanting, seamless and sophisticated.” Though I won't go raise the banner as high for the touring production, I will say that it is a very, very pleasing and “'S Wonderful” evening of theater. (more...)

Photo Coverage: GREAT COMET Receives Actors' Equity Association's ACCA Award
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 21, 2017

Actors' Equity Association just presented Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 with the ninth annual "ACCA" Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus. Presented by Equity's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA), the ACCA Award is the only industry accolade of its kind to honor the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a Peek Inside the Immersive SEEING YOU, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Seeing You, the new immersive experience from impresario Randy Weiner (Sleep No More, Queen of the Night) and avante garde choreographer Ryan Heffington (Sia's 'Chandelier' music video), opens today, June 21, 2017, Off-Broadway at a former meat market under The High Line at 450 West 14th Street in the Meatpacking District of New York City. Originally intended as a six-week limited engagement beginning May 26, 2017, Seeing You was recently extended through August 31, 2017. Scroll down for a first look at the show! (more...)

Martin Casella's THE REPORT to Be Directed by Alan Cox at London's ND2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

A special invitational presentation of the haunting drama THE REPORT is set for today (Tuesday) at 2 pm at the recently opened ND2 theatre complex in Central London. Based on the bestselling novel by Jessica Francis Kane, THE REPORT is adapted by Martin Casella, whose THE IRISH CURSE had a highly acclaimed Off-Broadway run. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley, Christiane Noll & More Sing the Musicals of the Last Decade at Broadway By The Year
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 20, 2017

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Erin Davie (Sunday in the Park with George, Side Show, Grey Gardens) and Drama Desk honoree Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea) will join Tony Award nominees Brandon Uranowitz (Falsettos, An American in Paris) and Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Chaplin, Jekyll & Hyde)  two-time Nightlife Award winner Scott Coulter  and more took part in for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night. (more...)

A Sweet Treat! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Original Broadway Cast Album Available Digitally Today; In-Stores 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

The Original Broadway Cast Recording for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is available digitally today and will be available in-stores Friday, June 23, 2017. (more...)

Tony Award-Nominees Brandon Uranowitz & Christiane Noll & More Set for BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Tony Award-Nominees Brandon Uranowitz (Falsettos, An American in Paris) & Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Chaplin, Jekyll & Hyde) and two-time Nightlife Award-Winner Scott Coulter and more to be announced are set to appear at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, June 19 at 8pm. (more...)

BREAKING: It's Coronation Day! See Photos from FROZEN's First Day of Rehearsal!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

It's coronation day! Today marks the first day of rehearsal for Disney's new Broadway musical Frozen, which will join Disney hits Aladdin and The Lion King on Broadway in spring 2018 at the St. James Theatre. See brand-new photos of the cast and creatives prepping to bring Disney's latest classic to the Broadway stage below!   (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 18, 2017
by - Jun 18, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 17, 2017
by - Jun 17, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Max von Essen, Zach Rand, and More Raise Money at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

On, Monday, June 5th, 2017, many popular and talented Broadway performers shined a light on Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) at the 3rd annual breathless on Broadway benefit at Sardi's Restaurant, NYC. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/17/2017
by - Jun 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/17/2017. (more...)

Max von Essen Joins Starry, Sold-Out Benefit HOLLYWOOD NURSES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

It was announced that Tony nominee Max von Essen (An American in Paris, Evita, Les Mis) will play Dr.Brad/Kris in the sold out, one-night-only benefit reading of HOLLYWOOD NURSES, the new pulp comedy written by Sheila Head (Head Games, PBS's 'Cyberchase') and Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!), and directed by Carl Andress (Die, Mommie, Die!, The Tribute Artist). Von Essen joins Golden Globe Award winner Kathleen Turner (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Tony Award nominee Geneva Carr (Hand to God), Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda) and Taylor Louderman (Kinky Boots). (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Etai Benson
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jun 16, 2017

Three charming and talented young men are all vying for the same beautiful girl... and none of them know it. Learn more about one of those men, Etai Benson plays Adam in An American in Paris at the Ordway Center in Saint Paul through Sunday, June 18. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 16, 2017
by - Jun 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Breaking: Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for FROZEN on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions has just announced the full cast and creative team for its new Broadway musical, Frozen, which will join hits Aladdin and The Lion King on Broadway in spring 2018 at the St. James Theatre.  (more...)

Broadway's BANDSTAND to Swing and Sing on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Tony Award winning production of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, will perform on 'Good Morning America' on Tuesday, June 20 in the 8:30am half hour. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 15, 2017
by - Jun 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience presents Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family. Measure for Measure is the first time Godwin is directing Shakespeare with an American company. The production runs this weekend, June 17, through July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Boch Center Elects New Board Chair 2017 Annual Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Boch Center announced that Mark Weld, a Boston-based business leader and real estate investor, has been elected Chairman of its Board of Directors. Weld will succeed outgoing chairman Paul Guzzi, who will continue to serve as Chairman Emeritus. The Center also added two new leaders to its Board of Directors and one new leader to its Board of Overseers. The appointments were ratified at the Center's Annual Meeting on June 13, 2017, which was held at the Wang Theatre and highlighted the organization's FY2017 achievements in live performance, arts education and community programming, and historic venue preservation. (more...)

Martin Casella's THE REPORT to Receive London Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Apples & Pears, LLC will present an invitational reading of the haunting new drama THE REPORT in London next Tuesday, June 20 at 2 pm. Based on the novel by Jessica Francis Kane, THE REPORT was adapted by Martin Casella, whose THE IRISH CURSE had a highly acclaimed Off-Broadway run following a London Fringe production at The Stag. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Hair Designer Mitchell Beck
by Broadway's Backbone - Jun 14, 2017

In this episode: ROMAN HOLIDAY's associate Hair Designer Mitchell Beck talks about how the hair department is the first  to arrive at the theatre, the last to leave, and they are usually kept in the basement.  He wasn't ready for New York City, but after 14 years of touring, realized it was NYC or back to Indiana.  He shares that hair in theatre, TV, and film are all the same language, just a different dialect; that creating wigs is similar to sculpting; and that the hair room is like the kitchen of the party... the best place to be.  (more...)

Actors' Equity Association Honors GREAT COMET with Outstanding Broadway Chorus Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Actors' Equity Association today announced that Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 will receive the ninth annual 'ACCA' Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus. Presented by Equity's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA), the ACCA Award is the only industry accolade of its kind to honor the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Angela Lansbury & More Celebrate Irish Repertory Theatre at SONDHEIM AT SEVEN
by Walter McBride - Jun 14, 2017

Just yesterday, Irish Repertory Theatre presented SONDHEIM AT SEVEN, this season's Gala Benefit production, at The Town Hall. Featuring an introduction by Special Guest Angela Lansbury, SONDHEIM AT SEVEN honored Carmine D. Boccuzzi, Jr., Partner at Cleary Gottlieb LLP, and recognized the extraordinary contributions of Anne Anderson, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States; Barbara Jones, Consul General of Ireland in New York; and David Donoghue, Ambassador of Ireland to the United Nations. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Bryan Terrell Clark, Lilli Cooper and More to Star in Concert Reading of Maltby & Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.   (more...)

Alice Ripley, Alex Brightman, Erin Davie and More to Highlight Musicals of the Last Decade in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman (School of Rock), Erin Davie (Sunday in the Park with George, Side Show, Grey Gardens) and Drama Desk honoree Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea) will join Tony Award nominees Brandon Uranowitz (Falsettos, An American in Paris) and Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Chaplin, Jekyll & Hyde) and two-time Nightlife Award winner Scott Coulter for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, June 19 at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pittsburgh CLO Celebrates Van Kaplan and More at AN EVENING IN PARIS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO Guild President Anne Liparulo announced the Guild's pledge of $500,000 to Pittsburgh CLO's Next Generation Campaign at the 62nd Annual Pittsburgh CLO Guild Gala, 'An Evening in Paris.' Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

They're Already Winners... Counting Off the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2017 Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

The 2017 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. Before a single Tony Award goes out tonight, this year's nominees already have a whopping 67 Tony Awards between them. Check out who has already won big below! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Surpasses Fundraising Goal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

Earlier this evening, Pittsburgh CLO Guild President Anne Liparulo announced the Guild's pledge of $500,000 to Pittsburgh CLO's Next Generation Campaign at the 62ndAnnual Pittsburgh CLO Guild Gala, "An Evening in Paris." This special gift was presented as a surprise to Van Kaplan, accompanied by the 2017 CLOE Award, in honor of his 20th Anniversary as Executive Producer of the organization. The gift ensures Pittsburgh CLO will surpass its $10 million Next Generation Campaign goal. (more...)

Review Roundup: ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by Review Roundups - Jun 1, 2017

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2017 season opens with the musical On the Town, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie. With music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, including the hit song 'New York, New York', On the Town will be the biggest dance musical ever staged at the Open Air Theatre. (more...)

Diana Huey, Eric Kunze, Joey Barreiro, Matt Bogart, James Snyder and More Slated for Pittsburgh CLO's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO celebrates 71 years of musical theater magic with an incredible line-up of musicals featuring a team of Pittsburgh CLO alumni and Broadway's very best artists. (more...)

Max von Essen and More to Join Zach Rand for BREATHLESS ON BROADWAY Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

On Monday, June 5th, 2017, many popular and talented Broadway performers will shine a light on Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) at the 3rd annual 'breathless on Broadway' benefit at Sardi's Restaurant, 234 West 44th Street, NYC.  (more...)

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