Complete Casting Announced for Broadway-Bound An American in Paris

News   Complete Casting Announced for Broadway-Bound An American in Paris
 
Complete casting has been announced for the new musical An American in Paris, which will play a Nov. 22-Dec. 10 world premiere at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris before arriving at Broadway's Palace Theatre March 13, 2015, prior to an official opening April 12.

Robert Fairchild
Robert Fairchild

The new musical, which is inspired by the Oscar-winning film of the same name, features a score by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Craig Lucas.

Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, the cast will include 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 will also include 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 will be 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 Pittsburgh CLO (Van Kaplan) and Théâtre du Châtelet (Jean-Luc Choplin) by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical (Stuart Oken) and Roy Furman.

Tickets at the Théâtre du Châtelet are available at www.chatelet-theatre.com. Group tickets for Broadway are on sale now through Group Sales Box Office at www.broadway.com/group-sales-box-office or by phone at (800) 223-7565 or (212) 398-8383. Single ticket information for Broadway will be announced shortly.

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