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New York City Center (New York, NY)
131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

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A revue created for City Center's Encores! using numbers and sketches from Ziegfeld Follies editions, The Garrick Gaieties, The Band Wagon, As Thousands Cheer, This Is the Army, Call Me Mister, Pins and Needles, and others.


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BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at San Diego Civic Theater
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 8, 2017

If you are yearning for quick trip you need only travel to the San Diego Civic Theater where you can immerse yourself in the romantic city of light with AN AMERICAN IN PARIS now playing through Sunday, September 10th. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Extends Booking Again To April 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2017

Christopher Wheeldon's stunning reinvention of the Oscar® winning Hollywood musical An American in Paris, has extended its engagement for a second time, with tickets now on sale until Saturday 28 April 2018. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Weekend for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in Detroit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play the Detroit Opera House for a two-week engagement November 28 December 10. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Dances Last Weeks in the West End; Coming to Cinemas Soon!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

The new musical, An American in Paris, was uniformly critically acclaimed when it opened earlier this year. Inspired by the Hollywood classic, it is now playing its final 14 weeks at the Dominion Theatre. The last performance of this celebrated engagement will be on Saturday 6 January 2018. The London production of An American in Paris has been filmed for future release in cinemas, featuring the original cast led by Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kyle Vaughn Brings 'Paris' Home to San Diego
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 2, 2017

Kyle Vaughn is a San Diego native who is bringing Paris to the Civic Theatre with the cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS playing through September 10th. (more...)

Allison Walsh, Matthew Scott, and More Join AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tour; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The producers of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, winner of four Tony Awards, are pleased to announce the cast for the second year of the North American tour, beginning with the Albuquerque, NM engagement on October 17. (more...)

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is Lighter Than Air at the Orpheum Theatre
by Robert Sokol - Sep 14, 2017

Delicious dancing, gorgeous design, and great Gershwin songs are a joy but can't mask the musical theatre shortcomings of another film-to-stage transfer in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. (more...)

Warren Carlyle to Choreograph Jerome Robbins Tribute Ballet for NYCB
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

This spring New York City Ballet will present a World Premiere ballet by Tony Award-winning choreographer and director Warren Carlyle that pays tribute to the legendary Broadway career of NYCB's co-founding choreographer Jerome Robbins. (more...)

McGEE MADDOX On His Starring Role in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 30, 2017

For McGee Maddox the dancer/actor who plays Jerry Mulligan in the national tour of An American in Paris, which opens at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall on Tuesday, October 31 it's knowing that every Tuesday means a new venue, a new city and a new backstage crew that keeps him focused and the role fresh even after 128 performances. (more...)

Tickets for Broadway's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS to Go On Sale Friday, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play in New Orleans at the Saenger Theatre for a one-week engagement Jan. 30 Feb. 4, 2018. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is part of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2017-2018 season. (more...)

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Popejoy Hall
by Beth Leitman - Oct 23, 2017

With breathtaking dancing and exquisite sets, An American in Paris transported the enthusiastic audience at Albuquerque's Popejoy Hall to 1940's Paris. The show, choreographed and directed by Christopher Wheeldon (with several dance routines arranged by Sam Davis), seamlessly blends dance, singing, and plenty of heart and humor into a show that is entertaining for all ages. The musical, which is inspired by the 1951 Gene Kelley film of the same name, is a delightful nod to the original with a modern twist of the sets being projected onto the backdrop and various onset props, including strategically placed mirrors that reflected the scenery of Paris. (more...)

Breaking: Another Op'nin'! Kelli O'Hara Will Lead Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Revival in 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Broadway is going to get hot in 2019. Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) just announced a new Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate starring Kelli O'Hara in the hilarious duo leading roles of Kate and Lilli Vanessi. (more...)

Lea DeLaria, Rumer Willis and More to Join American Pops for Holiday Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will present a special holiday concert not to be missed, with special guest stars Rumer Willis ('Dancing with the Stars,' Broadway's Chicago), Lea DeLaria (Broadway, comedy and jazz star, 'Orange is the New Black'), Claybourne Elder ('Gossip Girl,' Broadway's Sunday in the Park...), Nova Payton (Helen Hayes Award winner), Mobley (singer/songwriter featured on HBO, Fox and NBC) and Luke Hawkins (Star tap dancer from 'America's Got Talent'). (more...)

Luke Frazier to Bring BROADWAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS to Ohio University
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Luke Frazier founder and conductor of The American Pops Orchestra, Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will present Broadway for the Holidays, a special concert not to be missed as part of the Ohio University Performing Arts & Concert Series on Monday, December 4 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Coming to Fox Cities P.A.C. This February
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center for a one-week engagement February 20 - 25, 2018. (more...)

Broadway's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Dances Its Way to Wharton Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

The most awarded show of the 2015 Broadway theatre season, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, performs in Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall tonight, November 14, through November 19, 2017, and is part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center Series. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra to Mix Music and Yoga in 'TRANQUILITY' This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Maestro Luke Frazier and the American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will present a special free relaxing evening 'Tranquility: Yoga with the American Pops Orchestra' today, November 10 at 6:30 PM. (more...)

Broadway's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS to Dance Its Way to Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

The most awarded show of the 2015 Broadway theatre season, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, will perform in Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall November 14-19, 2017, and is part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center Series. (more...)

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Transforms TPAC's Jackson Hall Into Musical Theatre Heaven
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 1, 2017

There is a new vision of heaven tap-dancing its way through my brain replete with beautiful showgirls and handsome chorus boys performing a show-stopping version of George and Ira Gershwin's I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise from An American in Paris, the sumptuous musical now onstage at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall through Sunday, November 5 and, quite frankly, if that is not what paradise will look like should I arrive there after my untimely demise, I will simply refuse to stay. For if paradise isn't the gorgeous and glittery, utterly theatrical vision supplied by this altogether splendid production, I'll say to hell with it (and me, I suppose), because surely paradise is set to a lush and memorable Gershwin score. Anything else is simply a poor facsimile of the real thing. Est-ce que tu comprends? (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/5 - IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, 42ND STREET in Denver, TITLE OF SHOW in Baltimore and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature a Spanish adaptation of IN THE HEIGHTS in Washington, DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep, and WEST SIDE STORY in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Announcing the Pittsburgh Cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will open in Pittsburgh on May 30 for a two-week engagement at the Benedum Center May 30 - June 11. (more...)

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...)

BWW Interview: Teal Wicks in THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO at TRT
by Marina Kennedy - May 30, 2017

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Teal Wicks who will play Jo in 'The Ballad of Little Jo' at Two River Theater. Directed by the theater's Artistic Director, John Dias, the musical will be on the Red Bank stage from June 3rd to June 25th. (more...)

Chicago Run of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Goes on Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced individual tickets for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will go on sale on Friday, May 19. (more...)

BWW Review: 'S Wonderful AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tour Enchants O.C.
by Michael L. Quintos - May 1, 2017

Strikingly refined yet pleasingly grounded and altogether delightful, the gorgeous 2015 Broadway musical stage adaptation of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS---inspired by the Academy Award-winning 1951 movie musical of the same name---is a sweepingly lush, dance-centric production that combines the high-brow sophistication of classical ballet with the pure exuberance and emotional highs and lows of musical theater. The resulting hybrid? Absolutely beguiling. The national tour production continues its 'S'wonderful' Orange County debut through May 7, 2017. (more...)

Greg Louganis to Host YOU SPIN ME 'ROUND: AN 80'S DANCE PARTY for The American Pops
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Greg Louganis - the diving legend who first swept the Olympics in 1984 and 1988 - will serve as celebrity host when Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will conclude their all-star 2016-2017 season with You Spin Me 'Round: An 80's Dance Party. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Preview Performances Begin Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Previews begin tomorrow (Saturday 4 March 2017) for the highly anticipated new musical An American in Paris. Reduced prices (up to £10.00 off) apply at all performances from Saturday 4 March - Friday 31 March 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Exudes Rhythm and Sparkle at the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Mar 27, 2017

Parisian charm is precious, incomparable. Even though the action of An American in Paris takes place in 1945 after World War II had taken its toll, it is still lively, colorful and full of breathtaking romantic excitement. Fans of the 1951 film with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron will not be disappointed because the choreography of the live musical by director Christopher Wheeldon is magnetic as are the leading players Garen Scribner as Jerry Mulligan and Sara Esty as Lise Dassin, both ballet dancers. If you love great dancing, that is reason enough to see An American in Paris currently at the Hollywood Pantages through April 9. (more...)

The American Pops Orchestra Totally Celebrates the 80's in YOU SPIN ME 'ROUND on 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will conclude their all-star 2016-2017 season with You Spin Me 'Round: An 80's Dance Party on Friday, April 7 at 8:00 PM atThe George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC). Put on your dancing shoes and travel back in time to the era of neon, teased hair, and shoulder pads as the American Pops interpret the popular music of the 1980's. This "rad" original program combines DJ mixing, live orchestra, dancers, and hot vocalists to bring back favorite music of the 1980's in a whole new way. 80's inspired attire is encouraged. Our talented performers lead the party and will get you into the groove like it's 1989. Tickets to the show are on sale now at www.TheAmericanPops.org. (more...)

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Dominion Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Mar 21, 2017

It's 1945, and Paris is shakily emerging from Nazi occupation - celebrating, yes, with soldiers returning and families reuniting, but also confronting collaborators in their midst and post-war deprivation. Amidst this turmoil, two future lovers meet: an encounter of seismic power. (more...)

Garen Scribner and Sara Esty to Lead AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at The Smith Center This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

???????AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play Las Vegas' The Smith Center for a one week engagement April 11 - April 16, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: L.A. Ballet Gloriously Celebrates BALANCHINE: MASTER OF THE DANCE
by Shari Barrett - Mar 19, 2017

Balanchine choreographed 425 works over the course of 60-plus years, and his works are considered masterpieces and performed by ballet companies all over the world. So you can image how thrilled I was to find out Los Angeles Ballet was going to present BALANCHINE: MASTER OF THE DANCE as their final selection of their 2016/2017 season. In it, three of his most outstanding ballet choreographies are presented: Divertimento No. 15 featuring music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Prodigal Son with music by Sergei Prokofiev; and Who Cares? with music by George Gershwin, adapted and orchestrated by Hershy Kay. (more...)

Photo Coverage: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Lights Up London
by Roy Tan - Mar 15, 2017

Directly following celebrated engagements in New York and Paris, this critically acclaimed and multi Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical of love, hope and living your dreams is now lighting up London. (more...)

Austin Colby, MaryJoanna Grisso and More to Join American Pops Orchestra for CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their all-star 2016-2017 season with a new take on the classic tale  Cinderella: A Magical, Musical Tale today, March 11 at 2:00 PM at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational UCC, 945 G Street NW, WDC 20001). (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Will Grace Starlight Stage This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

An American in Paris, the most-awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will make its Kansas City debut at Starlight Theatre on July 11-16. The national touring production is the fourth show of Starlight's 67th Broadway season and one of three brand-new musicals taking the Starlight stage this summer.  (more...)

BALLETNOW Will Showcase 24 Dance Superstars in Iconic and Contemporary Dance Favorites
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

As The Music Center wraps up its 14th season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, Angelenos have the opportunity to see some of the world's finest dancers perform a mix of iconic ballets and new pieces in The Music Center's BalletNOW.  Following the popularity of the first BalletNOW in 2015, The Music Center commissioned this highly innovative three-performance program, featuring international ballet sensation and New York City Ballet Principal Tiler Peck as curator.  Peck created a mixed repertory to highlight the versatility and athleticism of today's ballet dancers including pieces that pair classical dancers with their contemporaries in other dance genres.  (more...)

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS National Tour at the Oriental Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Jul 29, 2017

Christopher Wheeldon's visually stunning production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS has come dancing into Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre. Wheeldon's complex and extensive choreography is the most striking and entertaining element of this new musical, based upon the classic Gene Kelly film and with a new book by Craig Lucas that weaves together George and Ira Gershwin's lush song catalog. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS enjoyed a successful Broadway run in 2015, and this touring company can certainly keep up with Wheeldon's moves as well as the original ensemble. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/14 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 14, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, PIPPIN, and more! (more...)

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Starlight Theatre
by Sara Brown - Jul 13, 2017

There are many musicals with the songs of George and Ira Gershwin intricately woven into them, but few have the grace and elegance of ballet like AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. (more...)

Vocal Legend Marilyn Maye to Launch American Pops Orchestra's Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will launch their all-star third season with a special benefit event featuring a rare DC-area appearance of vocal legend Marilyn Maye. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Will Grace Starlight Stage This July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

An American in Paris, the most-awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will make its Kansas City debut at Starlight Theatre on July 11-16. The national touring production is the fourth show of Starlight's 67th Broadway season and one of three brand-new musicals taking the Starlight stage this summer.  (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tour Welcomes New Jerry Mulligan
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The North American tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, winner of four Tony Awards®, welcomes McGee Maddox in the role of Jerry Mulligan this April. Maddox, a former Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, replaces Garen Scribner who will play his final performance on Sunday, April 16 in Las Vegas. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at the Orpheum On Sale 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play the Orpheum Theatre for a one-week engagement October 24-29, 2017. (more...)

The Dominion Theatre, Home to AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Completes £6m Refurbishment
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

London's Dominion Theatre, home to Christopher Wheeldon's stunning reinvention of the Oscar winning Hollywood musical An American in Paris, has completed a £6 million restoration and unveils a brand new double-sided LED screen on Tottenham Court Road, the largest and highest resolution projecting screen on the exterior of a West End theatre.                                                (more...)

American Pops Orchestra to Feature Michelle Williams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA — Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra — have announced their all-star 2017-2018 season. The diverse line-up will include a tribute to legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin, a special evening combining yoga with the APO's favorite standards, a new family show based on the classic tale Around the World in 80 Days, and a program celebrating the wit of iconic songwriter Cole Porter. Unless otherwise noted, all shows are at the Orchestra's new home, Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth Street SW). Tickets to all shows are now on sale at www.AmericanPops.org. (more...)

Michelle Williams, Ariana DeBose, and More Join American Pops for RESPECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will honor the 75th birthday of one of the country's most treasured legends with Respect: The Music of Aretha Franklin to begin their star-studded third season. (more...)

BWW Album Review: Raise a Glass to SPAMILTON
by Remy Holzer - Apr 27, 2017

One would have to have a heart of stone not to like Lin-Manuel Miranda. No, love Lin-Manuel Miranda. He is not only tremendously talented but one of the most endearing figures on Broadway. Devoted to his wife, son, and parents; committed to raising money for worthy causes; a pop-singing child, a FIDDLER ON THE ROOF-dancing groom, and an endlessly versatile professional; author of Disney's latest girl-power anthem; Tweeter of endless kind words to his fans and the general public...how could Gerard Alessandrini, the impresario behind FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, hold him up for mockery, making 'Lin-Manuel as Hamilton' the subject of his latest spoof, SPAMILTON? Well, the monolith called HAMILTON has a life of its own, and with its well-deserved status as not just a Broadway sensation but an American cultural landmark comes an invitation to parody. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Extends Booking to January 2018!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Christopher Wheeldon's stunning reinvention of the Oscar winning film An American in Paris has been ecstatically received by audiences and critics since opening at the beautifully restored Dominion Theatre on 21 March 2017. The smash hit production has now extended booking, with tickets on sale until Saturday 27 January 2018. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS to Play Fox Theatre this August
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play Atlanta's Fox Theatre for a limited one-week engagement August 15-20 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2016/2017 season.  (more...)

Most Awarded Musical of 2015 to Play Seattle's Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards®, will play Seattle's Paramount Theatre for a one-week engagement from May 9 - 14. (more...)

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