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The 2014-2015 Broadway Season

An American in Paris
The timeless story of love in a city rebuilding from the heartbreak of World War II transformed into a new Broadway musical of romance, redemption and hope.

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Palace Theatre
Opening Night - April 12 2015
Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope in <i>An American in Paris</i>.Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope in An American in Paris. Photo by: Angela Sterling


This new musical tells the thrilling story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. The score features classic songs by George and Ira Gershwin including “I Got Rhythm,” “‘S Wonderful,” “But Not for Me,” “Stairway to Paradise,” “They Can’t Take That Away,” and orchestral music from George Gershwin including “Concerto in F,” “2nd Prelude,” “2nd Rhapsody” and “An American in Paris.”


Director/choreographer Christopher Wheeldon made a ballet based on the Gershwin symphonic tone poem of the same name. The piece debuted at the New York City Ballet in 2005.
  • The musical’s book is by playwright/librettist Craig Lucas.
  • The 1951 film musical An American in Paris also features the Gershwins’ music, but tells a different story.

    An American in Paris opens on Broadway after a Fall 2014 tryout at the Théâtre du Châtalet in Paris, France.


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