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Inspired by the 1951 Oscar winning movie.

“An American in Paris,” the new musical adaptation of the 1951 Gene Kelly film that wove a plot around George Gershwin’s orchestral work of the same name, will come to Broadway in the spring, the show’s producers announced on Thursday. Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, the musical will begin previews at the Palace Theater on March 13, 2015, and will open on April 12.
The Broadway run, which has been anticipated since the show was announced last October, follows a world premiere limited engagement at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, where previews begin on Nov. 22.

Much of the Paris cast will appear on Broadway, including the New York City Ballet principal dancer Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan (the singing and dancing role that Kelly played in the film) and Leanne Cope, of the Royal Ballet, as Lise Dassin, as well as Veanne Cox, Jill Paice, Brandon Uranowitz and Max von Essen.

( Partial excerpt from The NY Times article by Allan Kozman 7/17/14)

An America In Paris ballet - Andrea Mohin-NYT

Robert Fairchild with Tiler Peck in Christopher Wheeldon's "A Place For Us"
in 2013. Photo: Andrea Mohin (courtesy NY Times)