Dominion Theatre

268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AQ GB

An American In Paris

An American In Paris Tickets

4.5/5
based on 407 reviews

Dominion Theatre

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Starring: Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope

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Are you ready for a sensuous modern romance, a show that has already wowed audiences in Paris and on Broadway? Don't miss your chance to experience a musical featuring a suite of unforgettable George and Ira Gershwin songs including I Got Rhythm, 'S Wonderful and They Can't Take That Away From Me, as well as the sublime An American in Paris itself.

An American in Paris – The Story

American Jerry Mulligan is young, strong and fit, ready for love. The Second World War has just ended and Jerry is in Paris, a city filled with new hope and possibilities after the ravages of six devastating years of conflict. An ex-GI, Jerry wants to stay in Paris and start a new life as an artist. When he runs across the young and very beautiful dancer, Lise, the backdrop of the Paris streets becomes totally magical, transformed by their love into a sensual wonderland of art, friendship and joy in the aftermath of war.

The show's world première raised the roof at Paris's gorgeous Théâtre du Châtelet, then transferred to Broadway in a blaze of critical glory. It's the most-awarded musical of the year, hailed as a triumph of the stage musical genre.

The New York Times calls the production “a perfect integration of dance, romance and classic Gershwin”. The Chicago Tribune calls it a “spectacular production”. The Independent newspaper says it's a “breathtakingly beautiful staging of the MGM musical”, just three of a collection of excellent reviews. Now it's making its way to London, the theatrical event of 2017 and a truly stunning re imagining of the Oscar winning MGM film.

The musical is playing at the newly-refurbished and restored Grade 2 listed Dominion theatre, the perfect venue for a wonderful romance, a feel-good classic in the making. The original, award-winning Broadway stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope are coming over the Atlantic to do their spectacular thing in England's capital, joined by a large, talented cast of more than fifty actors, dancers and musicians. And it's directed and choreographed to perfection by the Olivier and Tony award-winner Christopher Wheeldon.

The respected Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Lucas wrote the show, with amazing set and costume designs by the seven-time Tony winner Bob Crowley, with big theatrical hits like The Audience and Mary Poppins under his belt. Creative projections come from 59 Productions, who played a part in the 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, and the Tony-winning orchestrations are by Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky and Bill Elliott. Sound comes courtesy of Jon Weston and the lighting is by Natasha Katz, another multiple Tony award-winner. Whatever angle you look at it from, this is star-studded stuff!

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Press Reviews

Christopher Wheeldon’s superb show is a riot of colour and movement, with irresistible dance routines and a wealth of Gershwin classics... theatrical gold. 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. 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. WhatsOnStage

THE BEST-LOOKING AND BEST-DANCED MUSICAL IN TOWN IS AN INSTANT CLASSIC. It is sheer musical theatre magic. The Stage

Full of dance, romance and glorious Gershwin. Sunday Times

A wildly successful stage adaptation of the Gene Kelly film. Financial Times

This spectacularly ravishing show has rhythm, romance and razzle-dazzle. The Mail on Sunday

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Anyone
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Families
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Teenagers
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Couples
81%
Theatregoers
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based on 407 reviews

Last week

A bit slow to start but beautiful choreography throughout. The leading lady became unwell but the understudy was remarkable. The leading man also shone for me.


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classic pleasant entertainment

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Very enjoyable show

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A must see

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Magical!

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American in Paris OK!

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Lovely music and dancing

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The second time I have seen this - and still excellent

Bravo to the understudy for the leading role - stepping in midway through a performance is quite a challenge and she was excellent


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A must see

The singing, dancing and music were all first class. Absolutely brilliant.


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Ballad, Musical

Having not watched the film and only seen musicals where I knew the music, this was a refreshing changed. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.


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S wonderful

Lovely birthday present. Brilliant dancers and actors. Good allround show.


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Feel good and swingin'

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American in paris

The shows was spoilt by being very hot in the theatre which meant I slept through most of it.


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Creative and for lovers of dance.....

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Superb all round! 5 stars

A must see, great acting, music and dancing... Loved it. Thumps up!


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Good

If you go to see the show do not read anything about it the performance at 19.30 is too late for kids and exhaustive. do not sped money for bad seats the seats are very important for theatrelovers K


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Superb show

A superb show with excellent dancing and singing. The lead male dancer was exceptional. A great night out.


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An overrated musical

The first half of the show was flat. Dialogue lacked bite and delivery, slow on cues. Principals looked lost on such a big stage. Dancing and singing good,but, the story line really lacked any punch, too predictable. Must have been a team chat during the interval, because the Show woke up and the dialogue became sharper and crisper. The dancing was again excellent and the special dance outstanding. May one beg the male promoter, (sorry lost our programme) be given a decent suit to wear!


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Adequate

Two of the best songs in the show were too short and not made enough of


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enjoyable

The songs, dance and presentation was all good, sitting in row Z the dialogue was sometimes lost, i.e not loud enough.


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Wonderful evening!

We sat in the rafters but had an awesome experience! Incredible staging and lightning design!


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Colourful, housewarming

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Rather boring

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A must for all musical theatre goers

venue - easy to get too + a beautiful building show - stunning Scenery, Costumes, Dancing, Singing and most of all, the music One of the best musicals - ever!!!!! but then I am a real fan of Gershwin


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An enjoyable experience

The story was very enjoyable, straightforward and not extraordinarily profound but well executed with the right dose of humor. Personally I would like more singing interspersed with dialogues, rather than long passages of dialogues, but that's just my personal preference. The male leads were all great, and I especially liked the performance of Adam's role (even though at times I had trouble telling them apart - partly due to the distance from the stage). The voice of the female lead felt a bit weak to me and was often overpowered during chorus. The actress playing Milo, on the other hand, was outstanding.


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Very tedious slow moving show. Would not reccommend to anyone.


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Give it a miss

Did not enjoy this show, found it slow and boring and nothing like the film. Some of the music was not in the film version, Scenery constantly being changed was confusing. Lead dancer was good. Afraid we would not recommend it to anyone.


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BRILLIANT

This is the second time I have seen this show - the dancing is brilliant - I am a ballet lover. May not suit all musical lovers.


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A Show to watch again and again

I am not a keen ballet fan but this was stunning, entertaining, great music and superbly performed by all


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You can't change the greats

I enjoy musicals, and this was one of the best


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A great show for classical musical lovers with lots of dancing including modern ballet

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Utterly exquisite dancing

We hadn’t realised just how ‘dancey’ this version would be...not that it was a problem in any way as the dance was beautifully choreographed and in some instances exquisitely performed, particularly by the female lead, who was stunning


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active show

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enjoyed energy

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Romantic

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Absolutely stunning

Every aspect of this musical was at the top of its game- the singing, the dancing, the acting, the staging and set design, the music! I loved it all and I was completely captivated and drawn into the story. I can not rate this show highly enough and dearly hope it returns so I can see it again. Easily one of my favourite musicals.


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C'etait etonnant!

Well, maybe not astonished exactly, but it was very good. Evocative sets, engaging performances, great lighting, and some wonderful set pieces (my favourite was the "I'll build a stairway to paradise" vignette), and a joyous and moving musical score. My only reservation was I preferred the original storyline/plot in the film. Focusing more on the Nazi occupation and its privations, as this version does, is not really the stuff of light entertainment. Also, although the actor that played Gerry Mulligan was good, his dancing did not reach the Gene Kelly stratosphere. But that's not really a criticism - there is, and only ever will be, one Gene Kelly and it's unfair to compare him with anyone else. Gene was sui generis. However,the actress that payed Lise was a total delight - wonderful dancer and utterly enchanting.


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Dance the night away

A sweet storyline, a few familiar songs and a dance routine to blow you away. An American in Paris was a delightful escape from the the 20th century. Give it a miss if a dance heavy, singing scanty performance isn't exactly your thing.


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An unbelievably brilliant show - what a cast! Fantastic!

This show was a birthday surprise from my darling husband . .and surprised I was! Not only by the brilliance of all the cast, be they singing, dancing or acting,, but the whole concept which created such a wonderful feel=good factor. My husband normally just bears with me when I drag him along to such shows, but this time he wholeheartedly loved it as much as me! . .so that speak volumes for the cast! An American in Paris - unforgettable. DON'T MISS It!!


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Must see

This show had something for everyone. Great music, spectacular backdrops, props and lighting, and superb acting. I'd struggle to iamagine anyone not getting some enjoyment from an American in Paris - I'm not given to excesses, but I think I danced through the streets of London ( to my partners concern) after the show ended.


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Stunning show all round!

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A great experience!

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Just the best music and dancing!

A wonderful, energetic show. Amazing cast. So pleased to have been there.


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Fantastic

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Delightful Production

Easy access to theatre with numerous quality hotels nearby . The lead dancers were spectacular as was the music -an entirely professional production , very recommended . Our seats were in the stalls row Q which gave a good view of the stage , near enough to see facial expressions of dancers .


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Beautiful but too long and the story is not captivating

I think the show had amazing staging and amazing dance routines in it. The singing was amazing but I wasn't captured by the story at all. Because of that, I felt like the show is dragging forever. And honestly couldn't wait for it to end.


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Glorious

Absolutely loved this! It was just so beautiful from start to finish.


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Uplifting

Great revival of a classic musical which retains all the original charm and warmth but with an up to date feel.


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modern ballet

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A must see!

Excellent. Breath-taking peformances from everyone, and the ballet sequence was absolutely brilliant.


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A must see!

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Briliian

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A joy to watch!

A beautifully choreographed stylish performance.I loved the homage to the era,through the costumes (Dior's New Look) and the set design's reference to the contemporary artists of the period! The dancing was superb Breathtaking!


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visually stunning

It is best to be fond of Gershwin's music. If you are not or do not know it the dancing and dynamism of the show will still impress you.


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Vibrant and joyful

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Disappointed

This version was too far off the original and the performa.nce too long and slow. The original music did not get its proper place and there was too much modern ballet


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Very sweet

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Not like the film....

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Good value for money with a nice storyline

Worth a watch but don't pay too much for tickets


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Story dull...

Not for me


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A flash of brilliance after the war captured by Gershwin

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Amazing Entertainment

Amazing dancing and singing; probably more time on the dancing, so if you find that boring this would not be for you. The music was secondary, and particular to the era of the Gershwin composers of the 1930s and 1940s. Some younger viewers might find the music dated, although I think it stands the test of time. Ultimately a package of dancing and song, with a slightly predictable love story.


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Amazing dancing and beautiful singing.

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Pure class

The show is a beautiful combination of a high standard of dance, enchanting music and interesting sets, which carry you along on thoroughly enjoyable journey. The theatre layout allows you to have a good view of the stage wherever you sit. If you have an appreciation of different genres of dance, I think you will get a lot of enjoyment from the show.


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Boring and unimaginative

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Something Different

First half of show slow regarding story line second half more up to expectations.


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It is the greatest show

It is the greatest show i had ever seen!


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Brilliant - Loved it!

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Spectacular! Hugely talented cast.

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All about the dance fantastic

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Unforgettable!

This modern version is a must-see. The technology behind the scenes is amazing, and the dancing quite spectacular. Thoroughly recommended.


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Wonderful entertainment

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Good show after a day of touring

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Good Show

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Superb

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Must see musical and dance

Great music and colourful. The dancing was excellent.


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Great dancing

Very much a dance show not a lot of story or sung numbers. Found the first act a bit confusing. Could not fault the dancing all very good. Not over keen on the scenery the esp the large mirrors on wheels.


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Must see!

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Great dancing, music, sets and costumes

This is one for dance lovers Soloists and chorus were superb, great choreography. Great sets and costumes and fabulous Gershwin music


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We were enthralled with the dancing sets costumes just everythings was fantastic.

We both went with no real expectation of what to expect. We loved it all the wonderful male dancers you could not take you eyes off the lead role both male and female, neither of us wanted it to finish.


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A tad boring but acting excellent

Overall acting was very good and the lightening and music was lively; however I felt the show lacked spirk and I list engagement with the storyline on the first half - picked up on the 2nd of the show with excellent dancing and music.


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Colourful, entertaining

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Down memory Lane

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Great music and dancing

The sets were really good and smoothly done. The dancing was amazing and the music was good. The only down fall for me was the story line which lost my interest in places. Great theatre and good seats(not cramped).


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À 'must see' for dancers

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It's flawless

There is nothing about this show I can criticise. It was clever, beautifully choreographed and the dancing was superb. Leanne Cope is an exceptionally talented dancer - mesmerising.


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Good all round entertainment

Well put together with amazing costumes and scenery. Well acted and great singing but story a little dated and weak


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2nd time of seeing this show . Great dancing storyline not great

A happy feel good show


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Great atmosphere with a sense of good taste

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Fabulous

An amazing show, brilliant singing and dancing, fabulous sets, great music. Thoroughly enjoyed it!


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Great Show - really Enjoyed it

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diversity and colorful

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Average

Slightly disappointing: music rather insensitively played and clipped rather than revealing the richness, the lushness of Gershwin’s music. It never really took off for me, rather than being transported into a magical place for a few hours it was rather stilted.


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‘s Wonderful!

Simply stunning! A kaleidoscope of colours, light and shade and inventive backdrops set the scenes for a non-stop experience of dancing and singing of the highest order. Just don’t miss it before it goes.


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Wow

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Relaxing, excellent orchestra, good voices

A nice, relaxing show with an excellent orchestra and conductor. Good voices. Storyline average though. The blasphemy was unnecessary and upsetting. Otherwise worth watching.


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Good show but lacked a little in the story.

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A must see!

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Brilliantly performed, and staged. As a retired dance teacher/choreographer, I thought the choreography lacked the variety & versatility of the film musical; so many of the movements were the same in a lot of the routines - which flattened it a bit/became rather monotonous - but they were performed brilliantly. I also felt "less" would have been "more" with all the devises/props that were used, but on the whole, it was an enjoyable show - but without the "wow" factor for me, apart from "Stairway to Paradise" and beautiful lines of the female lead; and perhaps "Fidgety Feet number.


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Saigon stumbles on Broadway whilst Paris soars in the West End

27 Mar 2017

An American In Paris Often visitors from New York will ask me what theatre I'd recommend they see whilst in the U.K. And, honestly, that's quite a difficult question to answer. So many hit shows have either already been seen in New York or are about transfer there.

This cross-fertilisation began in the late 1980s, a strange decade in the history of New York musicals when they weren't producing anything of note whilst the British were dominating the world with Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals like Cats and Phantom of the Opera and mega hits also produced by Cameron Macintosh including Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, both of which earned their reputations in the West End before taking American Theatre by storm.

Review: An American in Paris

16 Mar 2017

Lise Dassin - An American in Paris One of Wheeldon’s finest moments that captures the romantic essence of its Parisian roots and brings it into the present day. Experience a cast and creative team working its peak in a fitting homage to an iconic style.

Think of American Jazz and the roaring twenties and you automatically think of the Gershwin brothers. George and Ira are synonymous with the style – Rhapsody in Blue; virtuoso piano jazz standards; lilting, dreamy trumpet melodies; plush orchestration. All the aspects of a timeless classic composition can be found in An American In Paris – fitting, since it is itself one of the true great films of its era, a bastion of historical Hollywood in all its intoxicating glamour.

Rehearsals begin for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

17 Jan 2017

An American in Paris One of the most life enhancing shows I've ever seen on Broadway is the Gershwin musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and I'm delighted to report that rehearsals have begun for The West End production.

The plot is described in today's official press release as the story of "Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war"

An American in Paris is coming to London

22 Apr 2016

An American In Paris The rumours were true!

Broadway’s Tony Award-winning new musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is coming to the West End, opening at the Dominion Theatre in March 2017

Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at the Palace Theatre, New York City

25 Mar 2016

An American in Paris Word on the street is that the show will be coming to London sometime in 2017.

Over the past 15 years there has been a plethora of adaptations of Hollywood movies into stage musicals. The success of these ventures from film to the stage depends on whether or not the theatrical team behind the transfer is able to create a piece that is not just a lazy copy but rather one that has a unique theatrical language and reason for being on the stage.

An American in Paris

28 Apr 2015

Hand to God You can usually describe a musical by saying "its a bit like" something else.

I think one of the reason why I fell so completely for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is that it's so fresh and so original in its concept and execution.

Don't get me wrong this is main stream Broadway fare but somehow the Gershwin estate have given these guys permission to retell the story of the classic movie musical of the same name but with a crunchy new script that doesn't shy away from the Nazi legacy in Paris and real heartbreak.


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Dominion Theatre
268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AQ GB

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  • Capacity: 2000
  • Year built: 1929