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An American in Paris - 2015 - Broadway

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 moved to Broadway following its world premiere in December, 2014 at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. It is 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 Jon Weston (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.


Running Time: Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

Palace Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
1564 Broadway Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For An American in Paris

‘An American in Paris’ review: Gershwin songs and dancing are beautiful - NY Daily News
But the reason this beautiful ballet-happy show is so richly satisfying isn't luck. It's about director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon of London's Royal Ballet. Guiding his first musical, Wheeldon shows a vibrant vision and buckets of imagination, transforming the 1951 Gene Kelly-Leslie Caron film that inspires the show. He's also got a cast and design team at the top of their game.

‘An American in Paris’ Joins ‘Gigi’ In Broadway’s ’50s Revival: Review - Deadline
Visually sumptuous and musically rapturous - and really, what more could you ask for? - the show has so many charms. And yet, like that earlier Tharp production, An American In Paris is fabulous looking but vacant. It's a dance show that features some wonderful dancing yet never takes flight.


An American in Paris Broadway Cast


by Nora Dominick - October 9, 2016
After over 600 performances on Broadway, it's time to say farewell to AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. Opening on April 12, 2015, An American in Paris quickly leapt into fans hearts as it merged the gap between ballet and musical theater.
by Bob Rizzo - September 20, 2016
You may know him as Broadway's bespectacled 'Newsie' who whipped off multiple ballet turns atop a sheet of newspaper. Maybe you spotted him as a lost boy in NBC's Peter Pan Live!, or caught his sensitive portrayal of Baby John in the revival of West Side Story. But Ryan Steele has graduated from adolescent roles and is ready to take on leading man status this fall in the national tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS.
by Alexa Criscitiello - September 8, 2016
The Daily Mail has reported some new casting for the forthcoming production of An American in Paris at the Dominion Theatre. 
by Michael Dale - August 18, 2016
Like Robert Fairchild, the Tony-nominated originator of the role he plays in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, dancer Dimitri Kleioris had never sung professionally before stepping in as leading man at Broadway's Palace Theatre.
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 15, 2016
Just last week, the Tony Award winning hit musical, An American in Paris teamed up with The School at Steps to offer a free dance class for kids ages 8 to 12. The class allowed the kids to make their 'Broadway debuts' on stage at the Palace Theatre.
by Jennifer Broski - August 12, 2016
Earlier this week, the Tony Award winning hit musical, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS teamed up with Steps Dance School to offer a free dance class for kids ages 8 to 12. The class allowed the kids to make their 'Broadway debuts' on stage at the Palace Theatre. Conducted by Associate Director/Choreographer Dontee Kiehn and assisted by cast members from AN AMERICAN IN PARIS including Tony nominee Leanne Cope and Associate Choreographer Sean Kelly, the students learned some of the actual Tony Award-winning choreography by Christopher Wheeldon featured in the musical. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special day and you can check out photos below!
by BWW News Desk - August 9, 2016
The Tony Award-winning An American in Paris welcomes Matthew Scott to the role of Adam Hochberg beginning tonight, Tuesday, August 9.
by Nora Dominick - August 9, 2016
The producers of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, have announced the full cast for the upcoming national tour. As previously announced, Jerry Mulligan and Lise Dassin will be played by Garen Scribner and Sara Esty, who performed these leading roles on Broadway. 
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 7, 2016
The August 4, 2016 show of Broadway in Bryant Park included a performance by the Broadway cast of An American in Paris. Cast members for the event included Dimitri Kleioris, Leanne Cope, Jill Paice, Brandon Uranowitz, Derek Hanson, Attila Joey Csiki, Kyle Brown, Megan Dickinson, Kurt Froman, Derek Hanson, Marina Lazzaretto, Cory Lingner, Nathan Madden, Charlotte O'Dowd, Candy Olsen, Kristin Piro, Sam Rogers, Shannon Rugani, Bradley Schlagheck, Jeffrey C. Sousa, Tory Trowbridge and Scott Willis performing the numbers 'Shall We Dance,' 'For You, For Me, For Evermore,' 'I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise,' and 'S Wonderful.'
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2016
After last month's announcement that the Tony Award-winning musical An American in Paris would close on January 1, 2017 at Broadway's Palace Theatre, the musical's producers have just confirmed an earlier closing date.
by Nora Dominick - July 19, 2016
The hit Broadway musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS welcomes DIMITRI KLEIORIS to the role of Jerry Mulligan beginning today, Tuesday July 19. Kleioris has been performing the role at various performances since joining the company in March. LEANNE COPE continues in the role of Lise Dassin. BroadwayWorld has your first look at Dimitri Kleioris in the role of Jerry Mulligan below!
by Nicole Rosky - July 19, 2016
The hit Broadway musical An American in Paris welcomes DIMITRI KLEIORIS to the role of Jerry Mulligan beginning today, Tuesday July 19. Kleioris has been performing the role at various performances since joining the company in March. LEANNE COPE continues in the role of Lise Dassin.
by Tyler Peterson - July 12, 2016
In celebration of Bastille Day, Tony Award-winning AN AMERICAN IN PARIS director/choreographer Christopher Wheeldon will be featured on's "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) on Thursday, July 14 at 12:00pm EST. Mr. Wheeldon will be standing by on and available to answer questions about the hit musical and his body of work in the dance world. The hit musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is now playing at the Palace Theatre (47th Street and 7th Avenue).
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2016
Just announced, the Tony Award-winning musical An American in Paris will close on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Since the first performance at Broadway's Palace Theatre on March 13, 2015, An American in Paris will have played 719 regular performances and 29 previews.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 5, 2016
STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, took place on Friday June 3rd in Shubert Alley. Hosted by Tony nominee Sean Hayes and Mo Rocca, Broadway's best once again turned out for the annual performance - including AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Garen Schribner, Brandon Uranowitz and Max von Essen, who performed 'S'Wonderful.'
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2016
Allison Walsh, Leanne Cope, Shannon Rugani, Garen Scribner and Sara Esty from Broadway's An American in Paris were on hand today, April 28, to help launch the first U.S. location of Repetto, a French ballet, street shoe and ready-to-wear boutique. Scroll down for photos!
by Tyler Peterson - April 21, 2016
It's magnifique! AN AMERICAN IN PARIS will stage a reunion with its original leading duo in the West End.
by Jennifer Broski - April 13, 2016
The Tony Award winning hit musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS just celebrated its first year on Broadway last night, April 12. Since it opened on April 12, 2015 at the Palace Theatre, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS has played 416 regular performances and 29 previews and has been seen by over 650,000 people. The company celebrated the milestone last night with a special cake from Carlo's Bakery of the "Cake Boss." Check out photos below!