Stairway to Paradise

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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by David Clarke - Sep 20, 2018
Taped during the 2017 London engagement, the Christopher Wheeldon directed and choreographed Tony-winning musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS comes to movie theaters in the United States on September 20 and 23. The live capture, distributed by Trafalgar Releasing, features the original Broadway stars in the critically acclaimed musical, which is inspired by the Oscar-winning 1951 MGM film of the same title. To get the scoop on the musical and the film, we chatted with Wheeldon about it.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018
It's a hit! Broadway vets, Danette Holden, who was last seen in New York City in the acclaimed Off Broadway production of Cagney, the Musical and Kevin Csolak, currently in Tina Fey's Mean Girls on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre hosted Hunterdon's Stangl Stage Holiday Cabaret, Shine On, to high acclaim this past Sunday. Produced by LBC Talent, NYC the event featured multigenerational homegrown Hunterdon County talent making their mark on the world stage on Broadway, in the music industry, in film and television.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 26, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Celebrity Autobiography begins, and more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 26, 2018
Today we're wishing a happy birthday to Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald.
by Julie Musbach - Nov 1, 2018
The Cher Show begins previews tonight, Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play Sacramento Community Center Theater for a two-week engagement from May 16 - 27 as part of the Broadway On Tour series.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards®, will play Milwaukee's Marcus Center for a one-week engagement on June 26-July 1. The North American tour launched in October 2016 and the Milwaukee engagement will mark the 58th and final city for the tour.
by Kathy Strain - May 24, 2018
Many may have heard of the movie AN AMERICAN IN PARIS that starred Gene Kelly and featured such songs as "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise," "S Wonderful," and "I Got Rhythm." Well, the recent Broadway hit of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS took some of the story, some of the songs, and added to it. What was created was a story that pays tribute to great shows of days gone by as well as adding new parts to make an extraordinary musical. As AN AMERICAN IN PARIS tours around North America, it is preparing to make a stop in Austin, Texas at the Bass Concert Hall from May 29-June 3, 2018. BWW caught up with actress Teri Hansen who plays Madame Baurel. She shared with BWW just what it was that brought her to be part of the amazing tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards®, will play Austin at Bass Concert Hall for a one week engagement May 30 - June 3.
by Courtney Symes - May 20, 2018
An American in Paris is a gorgeous fusion of dance and classic musical theatre that is based on the 1951 film of the same name. Originally starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, the film won 6 Academy Awards and introduced Gershwin staples such as "I Got Rhythm" and "'S Wonderful." The Broadway version debuted in 2015 and won 4 Tony Awards, including Best Choreography and Best Scenic Design.
by Jack L. B. Gohn - May 2, 2018
What a trail of stardust the whole musical leaves! There are the sets and lighting which dazzle in their nimble evocation of the wonders of Paris, with a side-step into a fantasy nightclub that seems to be Radio City Music Hall, complete with spangled leggy chorines and dudes in top hats and tails. There is the dancing of the athletic McGee Maddox and the graceful Allison Walsh. (How many performers out there can claim true balletic chops, skill at acting and singing - and the aforementioned hotness?) And the word 'dazzling' seems to have been coined for Gershwin's music, generously ladled over the entire enterprise, and beautifully performed.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018
The award-winning Transcendence Theatre Company, lauded by audiences and critics for its high caliber series of Broadway inspired productions, presents 'Stairway to Paradise,' the first of it 2018 "Broadway Under the Stars' summer series of main stage productions. The vision, tone and themes of each 'Broadway Under the Stars' musical production are led in development by Transcendence Theatre Company Artistic Director, Amy Miller and Creative Director, Tony Gonzalez.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2019
Schimmel Center at Pace University concludes its 2018-19 Cabaret Series with an evening of standards and musical theater selections composed by women titled Baby, Dream Your Dream: The Great Women Songwriters today, March 9, 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased at SchimmelCenter.org, by phone at 212-346-1715, or by visiting the Schimmel Center Box Office at 3 Spruce Street, Manhattan. Box office hours are Tuesday-Today, Noon-5pm, and then beginning three hours prior to each performance, through intermission.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019
The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center today announced the 2019/2020 season of its Broadway Series, featuring Once on This Island; Bandstand; The Band's Visit; The SpongeBob Musical; An American in Paris and The Color Purple. Season subscribers will also have the option to add Once and Blue Man Group to their season subscription.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
The Palace Theater has announced their 19-20 Webster Broadway Subscription series. The well-rounded "dream season" offers theater goers the first play at a  Connecticut venue of Chazz Palminteri's  semi-autobiographical story, A Bronx Tale; a week-long engagement of the new production of Cameron Mackintosh's Les Miserables; the clever and hilarious farce, The Play That Goes Wrong; the moving backstory of Peter Pan in Finding Neverland  and the iconic George and Ira Gershwin music and glorious dancing of  An American in Paris and.  A season that guarantees patrons the thrill and enjoyment that only a live theatrical experience offers.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
Schimmel Center at Pace University concludes its 2018-19 Cabaret Series with an evening of standards and musical theater selections composed by women titled Baby, Dream Your Dream: The Great Women Songwriters on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased at SchimmelCenter.org, by phone at 212-346-1715, or by visiting the Schimmel Center Box Office at 3 Spruce Street, Manhattan. Box office hours are Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-5pm, and then beginning three hours prior to each performance, through intermission.
by Robert Barossi - Jun 8, 2018
In recent years, Broadway musicals have come from seemingly every kind of source material, from books to movies to comics. Sometimes, the results are extraordinary and exceptional, while other times, they are just ordinary. Or, in some cases, like An American in Paris, it turn out to be a less-than-ordinary show that fails on many levels.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018
One of the most captivating musicals ever to be adapted for the stage, An American in Paris, makes its regional premiere at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 11 through August 4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018
The creative and production teams for '68 - a new American musical are pleased to announce the cast for its debut performance on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at the Acorn Theater
by Jericho Thomas - Jun 21, 2018
Eiffel in love. A quarter of the way through its second act, "An American in Paris" transforms from a golden-age dancebox musical into full-out modern musical theatre. The quintet of lovers at the heart of its story weave their raw, overlapping passions through three songs written by George and Ira Gershwin. And they do it all while barely moving. It's a welcome moment of stillness in an otherwise kinetic show.
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 21, 2018
'Every Moment Counts' as Director/Choreographer Tony Gonzalez reminds us to embrace the sights and sounds and soak up every second of life as we climb the 'Stairway to Paradise' -- the theme of this year's 'Broadway Under the Stars' by the incomparable Transcendence Theatre Company.
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018
Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018
Celebrity Attractions brings the most awarded new musical of 2015, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for a limited engagement of only eight performances June 19-24. The Tony Award-winning production's tickets are on sale now.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
The Palace Theater is observing its 15th performance season this year since re-opening in 2004 and the programming reflects this milestone worthy of celebration.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018
The award-winning Transcendence Theatre Company, lauded by audiences and critics for its high caliber series of Broadway inspired productions, presents 'Stairway to Paradise,' the first of it 2018 "Broadway Under the Stars' summer series of main stage productions. The vision, tone and themes of each 'Broadway Under the Stars' musical production are led in development by Transcendence Theatre Company Artistic Director, Amy Miller and Creative Director, Tony Gonzalez.
by Kathy Strain - Jun 13, 2018
Many people may have heard of the famous movie, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, from 1951. It starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. The music was written by the famous brothers, George and Ira Gershwin. Fast forward to 2014 when it was reimagined (book by Craig Lucas), including additional songs and removal of other songs, and opened in Paris. In 2015, it opened on Broadway. As it saw great success in both Paris and Broadway, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS took to the road and is currently touring around North America with its most recent stop in San Antonio, Texas. Seeing the show was both captivating and entrancing as the cast pulled off a flawless performance from start to finish.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
For the first-time ever, Moonlight Stage Productions will produce five musicals as part of its 40th anniversary season in 2020. The season's expansion of an additional show celebrates The Moonlight's landmark record of 40 continuous years of producing award-winning and critically acclaimed musicals at the Moonlight Amphitheatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018
Celebrity Attractions, in association with Tulsa Ballet, is proud to present a special dance masterclass with the national Broadway tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The masterclass will be held Wednesday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Tulsa Ballet studios located at 1212 E 45th Place in Tulsa. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Dance Captain Christopher Howard will lead local metro Tulsa area dance students ages 14 and up in an advanced level workshop. Student sign-ups are now open and must be made in advance.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 22, 2018
'This is a period in history where art is rejuvenating the people. From a musical standpoint, An American in Paris depicts an interesting time in the European-American cultural exchange. The many colors of French, German, British music were being influenced by American sounds to create a new, singular musical aesthetic, and this, in turn, influenced American musicians who emulated these aspects. It became a snowball of invention.' Music Director David Lamoureux is talking about the exciting period of cultural cross contexts and artistic innovation that was Post War Paris. He is joined by two of his collaborators on the production, directed and choreographed by Jeffry Denman, which opened at the Ogunquit Playhouse on July 13: Assistant Music Director Patrick Fanning and Assistant Choreographer Ashley Marinelli. The trio waxes eloquent about the fertile, innovative artistic world of the play and its time period and the opportunity to bring this milieu and story to life at the famed playhouse which celebrates its 86th season.
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2018
One of the most captivating musicals ever to be adapted for the stage, An American in Paris, makes its regional premiere at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 11 through August 4. This exquisite musical is inspired by the Academy Award-winning film that starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron and features music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin with book by Craig Lucas. The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to be the first regional theatre in the U.S. to produce this new musical, which won four Tony Awards in 2015. The stunning combination of iconic music, timeless love story, breathtaking ballet, energetic tap dancing and an all-new design created exclusively for the Ogunquit Playhouse results in a spectacular musical that includes the Gershwin songs 'I Got Rhythm,' 'Liza,' 'S Wonderful,' 'But Not for Me,' 'Stairway to Paradise,' and orchestral music including 'Concerto in F,' '2nd Prelude,' '2nd Rhapsody,' 'The Cuban Overture,' and 'An American In Paris.'
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018
Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Maine
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Jack Viertel, who has run New York City Center's Encores! series for the past twenty years, has just announced that he will resign from his position as Artistic Director at the end of the 2020 season.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018
One of the most captivating musicals ever to be adapted for the stage, An American in Paris, makes its regional premiere at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 11 through August 4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
An American in Paris finished a 's'wonderful' week-long run at Music Theatre Wichita.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jan 8, 2019
When in comes to portraying one of pop culture's biggest superstars of all time, it takes not one... not two... but three Broadway powerhouses to bring her to life onstage. Cher is on Broadway this season, played at three stages of her life by the incomparable Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks and Micaela Diamond. Below, watch as Richard Ridge checks in with all three leading ladies as they chat about becoming the Star, Lady and Babe, wearing her iconic clothes, and what they've already learned from the living legend!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
Schimmel Center at Pace University concludes its 2018-19 Cabaret Series with an evening of standards and musical theater selections composed by women titled Baby, Dream Your Dream: The Great Women Songwriters on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30pm.
by BWW - Dec 20, 2018
Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/20/2018 for South Carolina
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018
BroadwayCon has announced today that the new bio musical The Cher Show has joined the BroadwayCon 2019 MainStage lineup. As part of the Spotlight series, the panel will feature cast members STEPHANIE J. BLOCK (Star), TEAL WICKS (Lady), MICAELA DIAMOND (Babe), JARROD SPECTOR (Sonny Bono), MICHAEL BERRESSE (Bob Mackie/Robert Altman/Frank), MICHAEL CAMPAYNO (Rob Camilletti/Lee), and MATTHEW HYDZIK (Gregg Allman/John Southall) on Friday, January 11, at 4:15 p.m.
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 20, 2019
The Tony Award-nominated star gave a special concert for one lucky audience to honor the release of his debut solo cd, and it was a night to remember.
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 15, 2019
Seven-time Broadway veteran, Max von Essen, celebrates the release of his first solo cd in a concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018
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.
by Amanda Prahl - Apr 8, 2019
With his new album Call Me Old-Fashioned, Tony nominee Max von Essen proves that he's found the perfect balance between modern Broadway star and golden age elegance.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
Nettle Creek Players, a 501c3 not-for-profit arts organization in Hagerstown, Indiana, has announced its 2019 troupe of visiting professional theatre artists who will live in the community for nine weeks as they prepare and present the Nettle Creek Players 2019 Summer Stock Tent Theatre Season featuring productions of JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, GERSHWIN & FRIENDS: A BROADWAY SONGBOOK CABARET, and RUMPELSTILTSKIN, OR THE FAIRIE'S SECRET NAME. Performances of JOESPH will be at 7:30pm on July 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27 & 5:00pm on July 7 with GERSHWIN & FRIENDS at 5:00pm on July 14, 21 & 28 and RUMPELSTILTSIKIN at 11:00am on July 20 & 27. All performances will take place in the Nettle Creek Players Show Tent at 150 N. Plum Street in historic downtown Hagerstown, Indiana. Tickets for JOSEPH and GERSHWIN & FRIENDS are $15 per person with discounts available for students, children and groups of 10 or more. Tickets for RUMPELSTILTSKIN are $5 per person. Tickets and more information are available at www.nettlecreekplayers.com, at Facebook/NettleCreekPlayers and by phone at 765-312-2722.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018
In the annals of jazz history, few events have been more influential than the Jazz at the Philharmonic concert series, and the album series of the same name. From 1944 to 1957, pioneering impresario, Verve Records founder, Norman Granz organized a series of prestigious all-star concerts that featured a who's-who of the genre's most popular and influential artists. These shows were instrumental in raising jazz's public profile, and were among the first high-profile performances to feature racially mixed bands performing for integrated audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019
The Palace Theater has announced their 19-20 Webster Broadway Subscription series. The well-rounded "dream season" offers theater goers the first play at a  Connecticut venue of the clever and hilarious farce, The Play That Goes Wrong; Chazz Palminteri's  semi-autobiographical story, A Bronx Tale; a week-long engagement of the new production of Cameron Mackintosh's Les Miserables;; the moving backstory of Peter Pan in Finding Neverland  and the iconic George and Ira Gershwin music and glorious dancing of  An American in Paris and.  A season that guarantees patrons the thrill and enjoyment that only a live theatrical experience offers.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 18, 2019
Under The Streetlamp - the critically acclaimed musical group that's returning to Nashville this weekend for a trio of performances with The Nashville Symphony - was formed when four friends, who had appeared together in the Chicago production of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys, decided they should continue their collaboration after the show was shuttered.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018
The award-winning Transcendence Theatre Company, lauded by audiences and critics for its high caliber series of Broadway inspired productions, announces its 2018 "Broadway Under the Stars." The summer series of main stage productions will be presented June 15 to Sept. 9, 2018 at the unique, open-air venue of the historic winery in Jack London State Historic Park, 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen in Sonoma County, California.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018
Celebrity Attractions brings the most awarded new musical of 2015, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for a limited engagement of only eight performances June 19-24. The Tony Award-winning production's tickets go on sale to the public Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
On this day in 2015, the Broadway production of An American in Paris leapt into its opening night at the Palace Theater.
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2018
On this day in 2015, the Broadway production of An American in Paris leapt into its opening night at the Palace Theater.