Tony Award winning musical, An American in Paris arrives on TUTS stage
An American in Paris showing Feb. 21–March 5, 2017
When an American soldier meets a mysterious French girl in an indomitable European city, the result is a smoking attraction with each searching for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.
An American in Paris is the musical showcasing this story where acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award® winner, Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2014-15 season.
This musical play was inspired by the 1951 Academy Award winning film of the same name that starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. The movie, which was directed by Vincente Minnelli, received acclaim with six Academy Award wins and 8 Academy Award nominations. Minnelli’s movie also received three Golden Globe nominations including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Motion Picture, then winning the Best Picture nod.
The play opened in April 2015 debuting at the Palace Theatre on Broadway. It later played in Paris at Theatre du Chatelet with songs from George and Ira Gershwin. An American in Paris was nominated for 12 Tony awards including Best Musical as well as 8 Outer Critics Circle Awards.
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Feature photo credit: anamericaninparisbroadway.com