Photo Flash: The Gershwins' An American in Paris

By: May. 21, 2008
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THE GERSHWINS' AN AMERICAN IN PARIS opened at Houston's Alley Theatre on May 18.

Gregory Boyd, the artistic director of the Alley, directs the world premiere of the 1950's-set musical, which plays a limited engagement through June 1.

Three-time Tony nominee Harry Groener (Crazy for You) stars opposite Kerry O'Malley (Into the Woods) as the central couple in Ken Ludwig's theatrical adaptation of the 1951 film.

They are joined onstage by Felicia Finley (The Wedding Singer) as Hollywood starlet Hermia Chase; Jeffry Denman (The Producers) as Preston, the young Hollywood movie executive; Meredith Patterson (42nd Street) as Yvette; Stephen DeRosa (Hairspray) as Hamish; Alix Korey (The Wild Party) as Hilda; and Ron Orbach as film producer Louis Goldman.

The American in Paris ensemble includes Jeremy Benton, Sara Brians, Sae La Chin, Erin Crouch, Lianne Marie Dobbs, Michael Thomas Holmes, Drew Humphrey, James, Matthew Kirk, Tony Lawson, Alison Levenberg, Joseph Medeiros, Shannon M. O'Bryan, James Patterson, Wes Pope, Benjie Randall, Kristen J. Smith, JD Webster and Kristen Beth Williams.

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Benjie Randall, Drew Humpherey, Wes Pope, Sara Brians, Jeremy Benton, Joseph Medeiros and James Patterson

Felicia Finley, Greg Boyd and Stephen DeRosa

Jeffry Denman and Meredith Patterson

Jeffry Denman, Harry Groener and Ron Orbach

Kerry O'Malley, Harry Groener, Meredith Patterson, Alix Korey, Jeffry Denman, Ken Ludwig, Felicia Finley, Greg Boyd and Ron Orbach

Kristen J. Smith, Alison Levenberg, Erin Crouch, Sae La Chin, and Sara Brians

Meredith Patterson, Greg Boyd, Sae La Chin and Jay Binder

Meredith Patterson, Harry Groener and Jeffry Denman

Michael Thomas Holmes and Lianne Marie Dobbs

Mike Strunsky (Ira Gershwin Family), Jeffry Denman, Meredith Patterson, Larry Blank and Michael Thomas Holmes

Ron Orbach and Shannon O'Bryan

Stephen DeRosa and Kerry O'Malley


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