The national tour of the Tony-winning musical An American in Paris, which continues at Broadway's Palace Theatre, will launch October 25-November 6 in Boston at the Citi Wang Theatre following a preview period at Proctor’s in Schenectady, NY. A West End production of the critically acclaimed musical will start in March 2017 at the Dominion Theatre.
As previously announced, Garen Scribner, currently playing Jerry Mulligan in the Broadway production, will star in the tour along with Sara Esty, who plays Lise Dassin at various performances on Broadway. Additional casting for the tour will be announced in the coming months.
The announced tour route includes: Schenectady (preview performances) – October 14-21, 2016; Boston – October 25-November 6, 2016; Buffalo – November 8-13, 2016; Hartford – November 15-20, 2016; Philadelphia – November 22-27, 2016; Greenville – November 29-December 4, 2016; West Palm Beach – December 6-11, 2016; Orlando – December 13-18, 2016; Tampa – December 20-25, 2016; Miami – December 27, 2016-January 1, 2017; Durham – January 3-8, 2017; Charlotte – January 10-15, 2017; St. Louis – January 17-29, 2017; Houston – February 21-March 5, 2017; Denver – March 8-19, 2017; Los Angeles – March 22-April 9, 2017; Las Vegas – April 11-16, 2017; Tempe – April 18-23, 2017; Costa Mesa – April 25-May 7, 2017; Seattle – May 9-14 2017; Portland – May 16-21, 2017; Pittsburgh – May 30-June 11, 2017; St. Paul – June 13-18, 2017; Cleveland – June 20-July 9, 2017; Des Moines – July 18-23, 2017; Atlanta – August 15-20, 2017. Additional cities will be announced soon.
Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, An American in Paris, according to press notes, is the "romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war." Directed and choreographed by 2015 Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon, the show features the music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, and a book by Craig Lucas.
Paris received 12 2015 Tony nominations and won four, including Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations, Best Set and Best Lighting Design.
The creative team comprises Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (sets and costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting), Jon Weston (sound), 59 Productions (projections) with the musical score adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher, orchestrations by Christopher Austin, dance arrangements by Sam Davis, musical supervision by Todd Ellison with additional orchestrations by Don Sebesky and Bill Elliott. Casting is by Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman, C.S.A.
The producers are Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan and Roy Furman by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical, Pittsburgh CLO and Théâtre du Châtelet.
For more information visit AnAmericanInParisBroadway.com.