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Dates and venue announced for An American in Paris

Dates and a venue have now been announced for the upcoming Broadway revival of Gershwin musical An American in Paris. It will play at the Palace Theatre, opening on 12 Apr 2015, following previews from 13 Mar 2015. The show will receive a December 2014 world premiere at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, France.

The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

The production will be directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, making his Broadway directing debut. It will feature set and costume designs by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, and sound design by Jon Weston. Gershwin's musical score has been adapted and arranged by Rob Fisher, with orchestrations by Christopher Austin and musical direction by Brad Haak.

An American in Paris features music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Craig Lucas. Inspired by the 1951 MGM Academy-Award winning musical film, the show transforms the timeless story of love in a city rebuilding from the heartbreak of World War II - into a new Broadway musical of hope, redemption and romance.

An American in Paris will be presented at Théâtre du Châtelet in English featuring the 26-member Broadway cast with a score including the songs "I Got Rhythm," "'SWonderful," "But Not For Me," "Stairway to Paradise," "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "They Can't Take That Away" and orchestral music including "Concerto in F," "2nd Prelude," "2nd Rhapsody" and "An American In Paris."

- by Bona Ruocco

Poster for the movie: An American in Paris

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