Sunday, July 20, 2014
Stuart Oken, producer of the upcoming world premiere of the new stage musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, has just announced dates and the theatre for the Broadway run of this new production. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS's home will be the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street) with previews beginning Friday, March 13, 2015 for a Sunday, April 12, 2015 opening night. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS will open on Broadway following its world premiere at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Previews begin in Paris on Saturday, November 22, 2014 for a Wednesday, December 10, 2014 opening night. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS will be directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, making his Broadway directing debut. Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS brings this classic tale to Broadway for the first time with music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Craig Lucas. The Paris 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. The New York Times is currently reporting that "much" of the original cast will return for the production's Broadway run, though no official word has been given. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS transforms the timeless story of love in a city rebuilding from the heartbreak of World War II into a new Broadway musical of romance, redemption and hope. The creative team includes Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (sets and costumes) and Natasha Katz (lighting), Jon Weston (sound) with the musical score adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher, orchestrations by Christopher Austin and musical direction by Brad Haak. Casting is by Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman. The score will include the Gershwin songs "I Got Rhythm," "'S Wonderful," "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." Sounds marvellous, Stuart!
Posted by Michael Kunze at 6:00 AM