An American In Paris, still running at Broadway's Palace Theatre, is heading to London: it will begin performances March 4, 2017, at the Dominion Theatre, prior to an official opening March 21.
New York City Ballet principal Robert Fairchild and the Royal Ballet dancer Leanne Cope will reprise their roles of Jerry Mulligan, an American GI, and the beautiful young dancer he falls in love with, that they originated on Broadway.
Inspired by Vincente Minnelli's 1951 MGM film which starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, this stage version directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon premiered in 2014 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris before transferring to Broadway's Palace Theatre on Broadway, where it opened officially April 12, 2015 and won four Tony Awards, including for Wheeldon's choreography and the scenic design of Bob Crowley (sets) and 59 Productions (projections).
The score features many of George and Ira Gershwin's most iconic songs including I Got Rhythm, ‘S Wonderful, and They Can't Take That Away From Me, together with Concerto in F and An American in Paris. The book for the musical is by Craig Lucas.
Other members of the creative team reprising their Broadway duties in London include lighting designer Natasha Katz and sound designer Jon Weston. The musical score is adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher with orchestrations by Christopher Austin; dance arrangements by Sam Davis; musical supervision by Todd Ellison; additional orchestrations by Don Sebesky and Bill Elliott and musical direction by Nigel Lilley.
An American in Paris is produced in London by Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan, Roy Furman, Michael McCabe and Joshua Andrews.
The show is also scheduled to begin a major North American tour later this year.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0845 200 7982 or visit AnAmericanInParisTheMusical.co.uk