PHOTO CALL: See the First Publicity Shots of Broadway-Bound Musical An American in Paris

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29 Jul 2014

Following its November-December 2014 world premiere at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the new musical An American in Paris will begin previews at Broadway's Palace Theatre March 13, 2015, prior to an official opening April 12.

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.



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Leanne Cope and Robert Fairchild
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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.

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 Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (sets and costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting) and Jon Weston (sound) with a musical score adapted and arranged by Rob Fisher and casting by Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman. Brad Haak is the musical director with orchestrations by Christopher Austin.

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.”

Full casting and ticketing information will be announced shortly.