An American in Paris Will Perform on "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" | Playbill

News An American in Paris Will Perform on "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" An American in Paris has been tapped as the first Broadway musical to be featured on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." The cast and members of the creative team will appear on the late night talk show Sept. 18.

Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope
Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope Photo by Angela Sterling

In addition to a musical performance, An American in Paris director-choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope will sit down to speak with Colbert.

"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," which premieres Sept. 8 on CBS, will air at 11:35 PM ET.

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.”

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