An American In Paris, the breathtakingly beautiful new Broadway musical about love, hope and living your dreams, has opened at London’s stunningly restored Dominion Theatre to standing ovations from the public and a record-setting 28 five-star rave reviews from the critics.
Winner of 4 Tony® Awards, this “truly ravishing version of the Hollywood film” (The Guardian) features many of George and Ira Gershwin’s most beloved songs (including I Got Rhythm, ‘S Wonderful, I’ll Build a Stairway To Paradise, But Not For Me, The Man I Love and They Can’t Take That Away from Me) and is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, written by Craig Lucas and designed by Bob Crowley.
“An impassioned love-letter to art and life” (The Daily Telegraph), An American In Paris finds a young American GI pursuing his dream to make it as a painter in the aftermath of war. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer, the ‘City of Light’ becomes the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love.
★★★★★ “THEATRICAL GOLD.” Michael Billington, THE GUARDIAN
★★★★★ DAILY MAIL & FINANCIAL TIMES
★★★★★ “CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON'S SUPERB SHOW IS A RIOT OF COLOUR AND MOVEMENT, WITH IRRESISTIBLE DANCE ROUTINES AND WEALTH OF GERSHWIN CLASSICS” Michael Billington, THE GUARDIAN
★★★★★ “IT’S A SPECIAL SHOW - TRULY IT IS. You almost feel you couldn’t ask for anything more but this Gershwin musical also has that indefinable something called grace and a joie de vivre that lifts it, and us, all night long.” Anne Treneman, THE TIMES
★★★★★ “AN AMERICAN IN PARIS IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER MUSICAL ON THE LONDON STAGE: sumptuously beautiful and heartfelt, it has a romantic pizzazz all of its own.” Sarah Compton, WHATSONSTAGE
***PLEASE NOTE THAT LATECOMERS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED UNTIL A SUITABLE BREAK IN THE PERFORMANCE.***
Security checks are in operation at the Dominion Theatre, so please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time.