The new musical, An American in Paris, was critically acclaimed when it opened in London earlier this year. Inspired by the Hollywood classic, it is now playing its final 14 weeks at the Dominion Theatre, and the last performance of this celebrated production will be on Saturday 6 January 2018. Written by Craig Lucas, it features the timeless music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, including the songs I Got Rhythm, ‘S Wonderful, I’ll Build a Stairway To Paradise and They Can’t Take That Away from Me.
The London production of An American in Paris 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 currently playing, to the delight of fans across the world. It has been a hit both in London and abroad; the cinema release will further enhance its appeal.
An American in Paris premiered in 2014 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris before transferring to the Palace Theatre on Broadway, where it received 12 Tony® nominations and won four for Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations, Best Set Design and Best Lighting Design. The musical also won four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical, the Drama League Award for Best Musical, three Fred and Adele Astaire Awards and two Theatre World Awards.
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.