Christopher Wheeldon’s hit production based on the classic Gene Kelly film has announced a second extension until April 2018.
The production, playing at the Dominion Theatre, has extended its West End run and is now booking until the 28th April 2018 having received a number of five star reviews from critics and ecstatically received by audiences since opening earlier this year.
An American in Paris is written by Craig Lucas and features the timeless music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin including songs such as ‘I Got Rhythm’ and ‘They Can’t Take That Away From Me’.
Jerry Mulligan is an American GI pursuing his dream to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war…
This London production of the Broadway musical is led in the cast by Ashley Day (as Jerry Mulligan) and Leanne Cope (as Lise Dassin) with Haydn Oakley as Henri Baurel, Zoë Rainey as Milo Davenport, David Seadon-Young as Adam Hochberg and Julie Legrand as Madame Baurel. The company also features Julian Forsyth andAshley 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, Pippa Raine, Aaron Smyth, Todd Talbot, Max Westwell, Jack Wilcox, Carrie Willis, Stuart Winter and Liam Wrate.
An American in Paris originally premiered at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris in 2014, before transferring to the Palace Theatre on Broadway, where it became the most awarded musical of the 2015/16 season, including four Tony Awards. A major North American tour is currently playing.
The production is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon with set and costumes designs by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, sound by Jon Westonand projection designs by 59 Productions.