Breaking up is hard to do. An American in Paris will shutter on Broadway on January 1, 2017; at time of closing, the production will have played 29 previews and 719 regular performances. Based on the Oscar-winning film, the musical of hope, redemption and romance officially opened at the Palace Theatre on April 12, 2015.
Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, the tuner tells the tale 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.
An American in Paris features music by George and Ira Gershwin with a book by Craig Lucas. The show includes the 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.” The score has been adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher.
The cast currently includes Garen Scribner, Leanne Cope, Veanne Cox, Jill Paice, Brandon Uranowitz and Max Von Essen.
Scribner is set to depart the production on July 17 to lead the national tour of the tuner from October; he will be replaced by Dimitri Kleioris. A London transfer will open in March next year led by original stars Robert Fairchild and Cope.
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