AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Dances its Way to Omaha's Orpheum
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards®, will play Omaha's Orpheum Theater for one week only February 13-18, 2018 as part of Omaha Performing Arts 2017/2018 Broadway Season.
Tickets, starting at $35, are now available at TicketOmaha.com, by phone at (402) 345-0606, or in person at the Ticket Omaha* Box Office, 1200 Douglas Street.
Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, An American in Paris is the romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Directed and choreographed by 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, the show features the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and a book by Craig Lucas.
The creative team is also comprised of Tony Award-winners Bob Crowley (set and costume designer) and Natasha Katz (lighting designer); Jon Weston (sound designer); 59 Productions (projection designer); Rob Fisher (musical score adaption, arrangement and supervision); Todd Ellison (musical supervisor); David Andrews Rogers (musical director/conductor); Christopher Austin and Bill Elliott (orchestrations); Sam Davis (dance arrangements); Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman, C.S.A. (casting); Rick Steiger (production supervisor); Dontee Kiehn (associate director and associate choreographer); and Sean Kelly (associate choreographer and resident director).
The score of An American in Paris includes the songs "I Got Rhythm," "Liza," "'S Wonderful," "But Not For Me," "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise," and orchestral music including "Concerto in F," "Second Prelude," "Second Rhapsody/Cuban Overture" and "An American In Paris."
The production opened to widespread critical acclaim at the Palace Theatre on Broadway in April 2015 after its world premiere at the The?a?tre du Cha?telet in Paris. The New York production closed in October, 2016 after playing more than 600 performances. A West End production played March 2017-January 2018 at the Dominion Theatre.
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS won four 2015 Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Drama League Award for Best Musical, three Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, and two Theatre World Awards. The musical was included on the Year's Best lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, the Associated Press, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Masterworks Broadway Original Broadway Cast recording of An American in Paris was nominated for the Best Musical Theater Album Grammy Award.
Performance Dates and Times:
Tuesday, February 13 - 7:30 PM Wednesday, February 14 - 7:30 PM Thursday, February 15 - 7:30 PM Friday, February 16 - 8:00 PM Saturday, February 17 - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM Sunday, February 18 - 1:30 PM & 7:00 PM