Pittsburgh CLO to Present Screenings of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!
Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the Pittsburgh screenings of Broadway's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS this September. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS was the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards. Pittsburgh CLO served as the lead producer on this production, guaranteeing Pittsburgh audiences were among the first to enjoy this exciting new Broadway show.
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS was captured on film during its critically-acclaimed run in London's West End. Screenings will be held at the Southside Works Cinema on Thursday, September 20 at 7:00pm, and at the Rangos Giant Cinema at the Carnegie Science Center Thursday, September 20 at 7:00pm and Sunday, September 23 at 3:00pm. More information is available at www.anamericaninpariscinema.com.
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, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS features music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin and book by Craig Lucas. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS won four 2015 Tony Awards; four Drama Desk Awards; four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical; the Drama League Award for Best Musical; three Fred and Adele Astaire Awards; and two Theatre World Awards.
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 producers of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS are Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan and Roy Furman by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical, Pittsburgh CLO and Théâtre du Châtelet. Pittsburgh CLO was instrumental in the making of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. As part of its ongoing commitment to the development of new work, the organization has been involved in the show since the concept stage, and helped raise the funds necessary to see AN AMERICAN IN PARIS brought to life on stage.
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS opened to widespread acclaim at the Palace Theatre on Broadway on April 12, 2015 after its world premiere at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris November 22, 2014-January 4, 2015. The First National Tour followed in 2016, and toured more than 50 US and Canadian cities, including a week-long stop in Pittsburgh. A production also opened at London's Dominion Theatre in 2017, and the show has since gone on to worldwide success.
Since 1946, Pittsburgh CLO has been the driving force behind live musical theater in Pittsburgh and the entire Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Under the direction of Van Kaplan since 1997, this not-for-profit arts organization appreciates the support of nearly 200,000 patrons yearly who attend its performances at three venues in the Cultural District: a seasonal subscription series at the Benedum Center, A Musical Christmas Carol at the Byham Theater and year-round shows at the CLO Cabaret. Its dedication to the musical theater art form includes educational programs such as the CLO Academy for Performance and Art, the CLO Mini Stars, the Gene Kelly Awards, the Richard Rodgers Award and The National High School Theatre Awards. As part of its new works development, the organization has been involved with 22 Broadway shows (30 Tony Awards), and in 2014 produced the world premiere of An American in Paris, on Broadway (4 Tony Awards) and in London's West End. For more information please visit pittsburghCLO.org.