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An American in Paris Revival 2015

Run Time:
Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 6+
Opened: April 12, 2015
Closing: October 09, 2016

An American in Paris - 2015 - Broadway History , Info & More

Palace Theatre (Broadway)
1564 Broadway New York, NY

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.


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An American in Paris
6 / 10

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
8 / 10

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.

Happy Trails AN AMERICAN IN PARIS! Celebrate a S'Wonderful Run on Broadway With Our Favorite Moments!
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.

BWW Interview: Dancer Ryan Steele on His Dual Roles in the Tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
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.

New Casting Announced for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at The Dominion Theater
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. 

VIDEO: Get To Know AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Leading Man, Dimitri Kleioris
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.

TV Exclusive: Ballet Students Leap to The Palace Stage with the Cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!
by Nicole Rosky - 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.

Photo Coverage: Young Dancers Make Broadway Debuts in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Dance Class!
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!

Matthew Scott Joins Broadway's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tonight
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.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Finds Its Full Cast for U.S. Tour!
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. 

TV: The Cast of American in Paris Makes Us Feel S' Wonderful in Bryant Park
by Ashlee Latimer - 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.'

Breaking News: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Moves Up Final Bow on Broadway
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.

Photo Flash: First Look at Dimitri Kleioris in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!
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.

Photo Flash: First Look at Dimitri Kleioris as Jerry Mulligan in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
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!

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Christopher Wheeldon Set for Reddit AMA This Week
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).

They Can't Take That Away... AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Sets Broadway Closing; Looks Ahead to U.S. Tour, London
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.

TV: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is S'Wonderful at Stars in the Alley!
by Nicole Rosky - 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.'

Photo Flash: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Stars Help Launch Repetto Boutique in SoHo
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!

Magnifique! Original Broadway Stars Robert Fairchild & Leanne Cope Will Lead AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in London
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.

Photo Coverage: Who Could Ask for Anything More? AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Celebrates 1 Year on Broadway!
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 to Celebrate 1st Anniversary on Broadway with 'Cake Boss' Treat
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2016


The Tony Award-winning hit musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS celebrates its first year on Broadway tonight, Tuesday, 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. Following the performance on April 12, the cast will be treated to a special anniversary cake provided by Carlo's Bakery.

BWW Flashback: Put on Your Dancing Shoes as AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Celebrates One Year on Broadway!
by Marissa Sblendorio - April 12, 2016


AN AMERICAN IN PARIS 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.

Stage Tube: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Christopher Wheeldon Featured on 60 Minutes
by Robert Diamond - April 3, 2016


AN AMERICAN IN PARIS director/choreographer Christopher Wheeldon was featured on Sunday night's 60 MINUTES, talking about how he's breaking new ground in dance and reinvigorating ballet by making it sensual, athletic and edgy. Wheeldon won a Tony for his choreography for PARIS, which combines musical theater dance with ballet moves. He also directed it - a first for him that caused some jitters. 'They probably couldn't see the sweat kind of trickling down the back of my neck,' he tells Stahl.

STAGE TUBE: A Real-Life Love Story Unfolds in Proposal at AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Stage Tube - March 18, 2016


This winter, An American in Paris was lucky enough to be part of a Tennessee couple's love story. On December 12, 2015, community theater vet Justin McIntosh proposed to fellow thesp, his partner Nathan Smith, onstage at the Palace Theatre following the show. Smith (after saying yes, of course!) was serenaded, took photos with the cast and drank champagne in honor of the occasion. The Broadway show posted footage of the moment today, writing, 'From our love story to yours, congratulations!' Check it out below!

Photo Flash: First Look - Garen Scribner Steps Into Broadway's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!
by Tyler Peterson - March 15, 2016


Tonight, March 15, Broadway's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS welcomes a new star -- Garen Scribner -- who will also be traveling with the show's upcoming national tour this fall. Check out a first look at Scribner in the Broadway production below!

An American in Paris History

Other Productions of An American in Paris

2014   Paris World Premiere Production
Paris
2015   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
2016   US Tour First National Tour
US Tour
2017   West End West End Production
West End

An American in Paris - 2015 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2015 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Choreography Christopher Wheeldon
2015 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actor in a Musical Robert Fairchild
2015 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actress in a Musical Leanne Cope
2015 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Book of a Musical Craig Lucas
2015 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Choreography Christopher Wheeldon
2015 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Costume Design Bob Crowley
2015 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Director of a Musical Christopher Wheeldon
2015 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Max von Essen
2015 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Musical An American in Paris
2015 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Orchestrations Christopher Austin
2015 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Projection Design 59 Productions
2015 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Set Design Bob Crowley
2015 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical Jon Weston
2015 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Leanne Cope
2015 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Robert Fairchild
2015 Drama League Awards Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical An American in Paris
2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actor in a Musical Robert Fairchild
2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actress in a Musical Leanne Cope
2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Choreography Christopher Wheeldon
2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Director of a Musical Christopher Wheeldon
2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Max von Essen
2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Lighting Design Natasha Katz
2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding New Broadway Musical An American in Paris
2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Set Design Bob Crowley
2015 Theatre World Awards Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater Leanne Cope
2015 Theatre World Awards Theatre World Award Robert Fairchild
2015 Tony Awards Best Book of a Musical Craig Lucas
2015 Tony Awards Best Choreography Christopher Wheeldon
2015 Tony Awards Best Costume Design of a Musical Bob Crowley
2015 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Musical Christopher Wheeldon
2015 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design of a Musical Natasha Katz
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Independent Presenters Network
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Proctors
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Suzanne Friedman
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Sandy Robertson
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Jim Herbert
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Stuart Ditsky
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Kallish-Weinstein
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Julie Boardman
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Eugene Beard
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Celia Atkin
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Adam Zotovich
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Peter May
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Ed Walson
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Wonderful Productions
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical The Leonore S. Gershwin 1987 Trust
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Jenkins-Taylor
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Theatre du Chatelet
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Harriet Newman Leve
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Roger Berlind
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Jane Dubin
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Sarabeth Grossman
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Caiola Productions
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Jennifer Isaacson
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Raise the Curtain
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Elephant Eye Theatrical
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Pittsburgh CLO
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Triptyk Studios
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical An American in Paris
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Stuart Oken
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Van Kaplan
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Roy Furman
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Stephanie P. McClelland
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Darren Bagert
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Carole L. Haber
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical James Nederlander
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Michael Leavitt
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Spencer Ross
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Marc Routh
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Simone Genatt Haft
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Arch Road
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Dominion Pictures
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Apples and Oranges Studios
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Five Cent Productions
2015 Tony Awards Best Orchestrations Bill Elliott
2015 Tony Awards Best Orchestrations Don Sebesky
2015 Tony Awards Best Orchestrations Christopher Austin
2015 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Brandon Uranowitz
2015 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Max von Essen
2015 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Robert Fairchild
2015 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Leanne Cope
2015 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design of a Musical Bob Crowley
2015 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design of a Musical 59 Productions

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