An American in Paris Live Facebook Event Seen by Over Half a Million

News   An American in Paris Live Facebook Event Seen by Over Half a Million
Broadway's An American in Paris, winner of four Tony Awards, became the first Broadway show to be featured on "Facebook Live" Dec. 16 during the matinee performance at the Palace Theatre.

Cast members Leanne Cope and Brandon Uranowitz hosted the live broadcast using the "Facebook Live" feature. The video, which has been seen by more than 540,000 viewers, is available by clicking here.

Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, An American in Paris features music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, a book by Craig Lucas and direction and choreography by Christopher Wheeldon. American in Paris has also won four Drama Desk Awards; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical; the Drama League Award for Best Musical; three Fred and Adele Astaire Awards; and two Theatre World Awards.

An American In Paris, according to press notes, "is the romantic story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war." The production opened on April 12, 2015, to widespread critical acclaim.

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