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An American in Paris - 2015 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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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)


About the Theatre
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1564 Broadway

Featured Reviews For An American in Paris


An American in Paris - TimeOut NY
The arrival of two big musicals derived from classic 1950s movies located in the City of Light (see Gigi) indicates either a resurgent interest in the early film oeuvre of Leslie Caron or a lack of producer imagination. Or maybe it's just random, unintentionally reflected in the patchwork-if also lavish and classy-quality of An American in Paris. There's much gorgeous ballet to admire in director-choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's Broadway debut, set against attractive, painterly backdrops by Bob Crowley, but the overall effect is of a dance concert with a semiserious musical squeezed into the cracks.

An American in Paris review – Wheeldon’s fine, fanciful entertainment - Guardian
Where Wheeldon falters is in pacing and storytelling. Often, the songs, dances and the book all repeat the same plot points. At times, the action stalls while the actors move. And an act 2 revelation about Lise's involvement with Henri's family is lavishly unshocking. But if you can ignore the stops and starts, there's so much to enjoy in between, not least some of the Gershwins' greatest hits: You Can't Take That Away from Me, The Man I Love, But Not for Me, I Got Rhythm.


 

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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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Reddit.com's "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) on Thursday, July 14 at 12:00pm EST. Mr. Wheeldon will be standing by on www.Reddit.com 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! 

An American in Paris Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of An American in Paris have their been?
An American in Paris has had 4 productions including Paris which opened in 2014, Broadway which opened in 2015, US Tour which opened in 2016 and West End which opened in 2017.

What Tony Awards has An American in Paris been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Book of a Musical for Craig Lucas, Best Choreography for Christopher Wheeldon, Best Costume Design of a Musical for Bob Crowley, Best Direction of a Musical for Christopher Wheeldon, Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Natasha Katz, Best Orchestrations for Christopher Austin, Best Orchestrations for Don Sebesky, Best Orchestrations for Bill ElliottBest Scenic Design of a Musical for Bob Crowley and Best Scenic Design of a Musical for 59 Productions.

What Tony Awards has An American in Paris won?
Best Book of a Musical for Craig Lucas, Best Choreography for Christopher Wheeldon, Best Costume Design of a Musical for Bob Crowley, Best Direction of a Musical for Christopher Wheeldon, Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Natasha Katz Best Orchestrations for Christopher Austin and Best Orchestrations for Don Sebesky Best Orchestrations for Bill Elliott Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Bob Crowley Best Scenic Design of a Musical for 59 Productions.

What other awards has An American in Paris been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Craig Lucas, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Christopher Wheeldon, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Bob Crowley, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Christopher Wheeldon, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for An American in Paris, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Christopher Austin, Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for 59 Productions, Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Bob Crowley, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Jon Weston, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Leanne Cope, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Robert Fairchild, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for An American in Paris, Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Christopher Wheeldon, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Christopher Wheeldon, Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Natasha Katz, Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for An American in Paris, Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Bob CrowleyDorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater (Theatre World Awards) for Leanne Cope and Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Robert Fairchild.

What other awards has An American in Paris won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Craig Lucas, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Christopher Wheeldon, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Bob Crowley, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Christopher Wheeldon, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for An American in Paris, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Christopher Austin, Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for 59 Productions Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Bob Crowley and Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Jon Weston Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Leanne Cope Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Robert Fairchild Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for An American in Paris Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Christopher Wheeldon Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Christopher Wheeldon Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Natasha Katz Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for An American in Paris Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Bob Crowley Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater (Theatre World Awards) for Leanne Cope Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Robert Fairchild.

What productions of An American in Paris have their been?
An American in Paris has had 4 productions including Paris which opened in 2014, Broadway which opened in 2015, US Tour which opened in 2016 and West End which opened in 2017.

What awards has An American in Paris been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Craig Lucas, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Christopher Wheeldon, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Bob Crowley, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Christopher Wheeldon, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for An American in Paris, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Christopher Austin, Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for 59 Productions, Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Bob Crowley, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Jon Weston, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Leanne Cope, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Robert Fairchild, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for An American in Paris, Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Christopher Wheeldon, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Christopher Wheeldon, Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Natasha Katz, Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for An American in Paris, Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Bob CrowleyDorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater (Theatre World Awards) for Leanne Cope and Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Robert Fairchild.

What awards has An American in Paris won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Craig Lucas, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Christopher Wheeldon, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Bob Crowley, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Christopher Wheeldon, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for An American in Paris, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Christopher Austin, Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for 59 Productions Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Bob Crowley and Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Jon Weston Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Leanne Cope Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Robert Fairchild Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for An American in Paris Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Christopher Wheeldon Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Christopher Wheeldon Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Natasha Katz Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for An American in Paris Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Bob Crowley Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater (Theatre World Awards) for Leanne Cope Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Robert Fairchild.

What productions of An American in Paris have there been?
An American in Paris has had 4 productions including Paris which opened in 2014, Broadway which opened in 2015, US Tour which opened in 2016 and West End which opened in 2017.