Inspired by the 1951 film and winner of 4 Tony Awards, An American in Paris is a breathtakingly beautiful romantic 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. Musical numbers by George & Ira Gershwin include: "I Got Rhythm", "'S Wonderful" and "Stairway to Paradise".
Romance! Adventure! Gershwin! Who could ask for anything more? Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, An American In Paris transports the audience to post-war Paris, where romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. In this poignant production, Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love. Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly liberated Paris to try and make his mark as a painter. Jerry's life becomes complicated when he meets the mysterious Lise, a young Parisian ballet dancer with a haunting secret who, like Jerry, is yearning for a new beginning.
The winner of four Tony® Awards, this exquisite production is filled with music from legendary composers George and Ira Gershwin, featuring the classics “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “'S Wonderful,” “But Not for Me,” and “Stairway to Paradise.”