Broadway-Bound An American in Paris Begins Parisian Run

News   Broadway-Bound An American in Paris Begins Parisian Run
 
The Broadway-bound new musical An American in Paris, inspired by the Oscar-winning film of the same name, plays a Nov. 22-Jan. 4, 2015, world premiere at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Opening night is scheduled for Dec. 10.

Leanne Cope and Robert Fairchild
Leanne Cope and Robert Fairchild Photo by Sylvain Gripoix

An American in Paris will arrive at Broadway's Palace Theatre March 13, 2015, prior to an official opening April 12.

The new musical features a score by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Craig Lucas.

Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, the cast is led by Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg and Max von Essen as Henri Baurel.

The company also includes Caitlin Abraham, Will Burton, Michael Cusumano, Attila Joey Csiki, Taeler Elyse Cyrus, Ashlee Dupré, Rebecca Eichenberger, Sara Esty, Laura Feig, Jennie Ford, Kurt Froman, Heather Lang, Dustin Layton, Nathan Madden, Gia Mongell, Candy Olsen, Rebecca Riker, Adam Rogers, Sam Rogers, Shannon Marie Rugani, Garen Scribner, Sam Strasfeld, Sarrah Strimel, Charlie Sutton, Allison Walsh, Scott Willis and Victor J. Wisehart.

An American in Paris, according to press notes, "transforms the timeless story of love in a city rebuilding from the heartbreak of World War II - into a new Broadway musical of hope, redemption and romance." The creative team also includes Bob Crowley (sets and costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting), Jon Weston (sound) and 59 Productions (animation and projection design); the musical score is adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher with orchestrations by Christopher Austin, dance arrangements by Sam Davis and musical direction by‎ Brad Haak. The associate director is Jacquelin Barrett, and the associate choreographer is Dontee Kiehn. Casting is by Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman.

An American in Paris is presented at Théâtre du Châtelet in English featuring the 26-member Broadway cast with a score including “I Got Rhythm,” “‘SWonderful,” “But Not For Me,” “Stairway to Paradise,” “Our Love Is Here To Stay”, “They Can’t Take That Away” and orchestral music including “Concerto in F,” “2nd Prelude,” “2nd Rhapsody” and “An American In Paris.”

The producers are Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan, Roy Furman, Stephanie McClelland, Darren Bagert, James Nederlander, Five Cent Productions, Michael Leavitt, Apples and Oranges Studios/Dominion Pictures, Roger Berlind/Arch Road, Simone Genatt Haft/Marc Routh, Tara Smith/Spencer Ross, Ed Walson/Peter May, Adam Zotovich/Celia Atkin, Eugene Beard/Julie Boardman/Kallish-Weinstein, Stuart Ditsky/Jim Herbert/Sandy Robertson, Suzanne Friedman/Independent Presenters Network/Wonderful Productions, The Leonore S. Gershwin 1987 Trust/DSM-FMP/Proctors, Harriet Newman Leve/Jane Dubin/Sarahbeth Grossman, Caiola Productions/Jennifer Isaacson/Raise the Curtain, by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical, Pittsburgh CLO and Théâtre du Châtelet.

Tickets at the Théâtre du Châtelet are available at chatelet-theatre.com. Group tickets for Broadway are on sale now through Group Sales Box Office at broadway.com/group-sales-box-office or by phone at (800) 223-7565 or (212) 398-8383. The Audience Rewards presale begins Nov. 24 and continues through Nov. 30. A Ticketmaster presale runs Dec. 1-5, and tickets will go on sale to the general public Dec. 7.

View footage from rehearsals below:

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