"Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Will Rebroadcast American in Paris Performance

News   "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Will Rebroadcast American in Paris Performance
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" will re-air the episode featuring the award-winning new musical An American in Paris Oct. 23 at 11:35 PM ET on CBS.
Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope
Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope Photo by Angela Sterling

The performance, which originally aired Sept. 18, features Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope. It marked the first Broadway performance on the new late-night show.  The appearance also features director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, who teaches host Colbert one of the signature dance moves from the show.

An American in Paris is an adaptation of the classic 1951 movie musical about an American artist who falls in love with a beautiful French ballerina in post-World War II Paris.

Like the film, the show uses songs from the George and Ira Gershwin songbook, with a new libretto by Craig Lucas. Extended ballet sequences are set to George Gershwin's orchestral music.

Read reviews of the Broadway premiere here.

The score of An American in Paris includes the songs “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “’S Wonderful,” “But Not For Me” and “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise,” as well as orchestral music including “Concerto in F,” “Second Prelude,” “Second Rhapsody/Cuban Overture” and “An American In Paris.”

Visit AnAmericanInParisBroadway.com.

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