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Caron, 84, originated the role of the beautiful French ballerina who attracts the attention of an American artist in post-World War II Paris. She made her long-awaited visit to the Broadway musical adaptation at the Palace Theatre Jan. 12.
The role is currently played on Broadway by Tony Award nominee Leanne Cope.
Caron was introduced at the end of the show, after the bows, by cast member Brandon Uranowitz.
Like the film, the show uses songs from the George and Ira Gershwin songbook, with a new libretto by Craig Lucas. Extended ballet sequences by Christopher Wheeldon are set to George Gershwin's orchestral music.
The score of An American in Paris includes "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."
For more information, visit AnAmericanInParisBroadway.com.