Having finished its West End run on Saturday, it has been announced that Trafalgar Releasing will bring An American in Paris to cinema screens.
With tickets going on sale on the 12th January at 9am, audiences can experience the musical in cinemas worldwide on Wednesday 16th May.
The Tony Award winning musical first 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 continues now and a new production will open in Tokyo in January 2019.
Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris is based on the Oscar winning MGM film which starred Gene Kelly and features music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin (including the classic hits ‘S Wonderful and I Got Rhythm).
Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving 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…
Talking about the news Marc Allenby of Trafalgar Releasing said: “An American in Paris is one of the biggest productions to hit the West End this decade with outstanding performances, memorable tunes, beautiful costumes and exceptional sets. We can’t wait to share this production with audiences in cinemas around the world throughout 2018.”
The cinema released film will feature New York City Ballet principle dancer Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan and British Royal Ballet dancer Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, reprising their roles from the original Broadway production and a company of over 50 actors, dancers and musicians including Haydn Oakley as Henri Baurel, Zoë Rainey as Milo Davenport, David Seadon-Young as Adam Hochberg and Jane Asher as Madame Baurel.
Meanwhile, audiences will also see the set and costume designs by Bob Crowley (The Audience; Mary Poppins) with projections by the prominent British designers 59 Productions (War Horse; London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony), lighting by Natasha Katz and sound by Jon Weston.
Tickets for the cinema screening will go on sale on the 12th January at 9am and will be available to buy through: http://anamericaninpariscinema.com/