Casting for the London production of the Oscar winning film starring Gene Kelly has been confirmed.
The award winning Broadway production transfers to London’s Dominion Theatre from March 2017, along with Broadway stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope reprising their roles as Jerry Mulligan and Lise Dassin for the West End transfer.
They will joined on stage by Haydn Oakley as Henri Baurel, Zoë Rainey as Milo Davenport, David Seadon-Young as Adam Hochberg and Jane Asher as Madame Baurel.Ashley Day will be the alternate Jerry Mulligan (and will assume the role from Monday 19 June 2017).
The company will also include: 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, Aaron Smyth, Todd Talbot, Max Westwell, Jack Wilcox, Carrie Willis, Stuart Winter and Liam Wrate.
An American in Paris follows the story of Jerry Mulligan, an American GI trying to make it as a painter in one of the most artistic cities in the world. Following a chance encounter with a young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the setting for a celebration of romance, art and friendship.
Featuring the music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, An American in Paris includes the classic songs ‘I Got Rhythm’ and ‘S Wonderful’ and a new book by Craig Lucas. This production is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, features set and costume designs by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz; sound by Jon Weston and projection designs by 59 Productions.
This production of the musical premiered in 2014 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris before transferring to the Palace Theatre on Broadway, where it became the most awarded musical of the 2015/16 season, including four Tony Awards.
An American in Paris opens for previews at the Dominion Theatre from the 4th March. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Last Minute.com, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.