London’s An American in Paris Filmed for Cinemas

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The acclaimed production will end its run at the Dominion Theatre in January 2018.
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Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope Johan Persson

The London production of An American in Paris, which will end its run January 6, 2018, at the Dominion Theatre, has been filmed for future release in cinemas featuring the original cast, led by Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope.

Further international engagements of the musical are planned, and a major North American tour is now playing.

The current London company is led by Ashley Day (as Jerry Mulligan) and Cope (as Lise Dassin) with Haydn Oakley as Henri Baurel, Zoë Rainey as Milo Davenport, David Seadon-Young as Adam Hochberg, and Julie Legrand as Madame Baurel.

The ensemble comprises Julian Forsyth and Ashley Andrews, Sophie Apollonia, Zoe Arshamian, Sarah Bakker, James Barton, Alicia Beck, Chrissy Brooke, James Butcher, Jonathan Caguioa, Jennifer Davison, Katie Deacon, Rebecca Fennelly, Sebastian Goffin, Alyn Hawke, Nicky Henshall, Genevieve Heron, Amy Hollins, Frankie Jenna, Justin-Lee Jones, Robin Kent, Kristen McGarrity, Julia J. Nagle, Daniela Norman, Pippa Raine, Aaron Smyth, Todd Talbot, Max Westwell, Jack Wilcox, Carrie Willis, Stuart Winter, and Liam Wrate.

Written by Craig Lucas and based on the film of the same name, the musical features tunes by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin.

An American in Paris premiered in 2014 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris before transferring to Broadway's Palace Theatre, where it received 12 Tony nominations and won for Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations, Best Set Design, and Best Lighting Design.

The production is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon with set and costume designs by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, sound by Jon Weston, and projection designs by 59 Productions. The musical score is adapted, arranged, and supervised by Rob Fisher with orchestrations by Christopher Austin and Bill Elliott, dance arrangements by Sam Davis, and musical supervision by Todd Ellison. The U.K. musical director is Steve Ridley. The associate director-choreographers are Jacquelin Barrett and Dontee Kiehn.

An American in Paris is produced in London by Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan, Roy Furman, Michael McCabe and Joshua Andrews by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical, the Pittsburgh CLO, and Théâtre du Châtelet.

Check out footage of the recent Broadway production below:

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