I was fortunate enough to go to a preview of the musical ‘An American in Paris’, based on the American film of the same name which has now officially opened at the Dominion Theatre on Tottenham Court Road.
The music, dancing both classical and modern, and sets are all visually inspiring and its no wonder that the evening finished with a standing ovation.
The theme is a romantic one with three guys falling in love with the same girl in post World War Two Britain. The film starred Leslie Caron as Lise Bouvier and Gene Kelly as Jerry Mulligan features many of George and Ira Gershwin’s most iconic songs, and has been used again in this production. These include I Got Rhythm, It‘s Wonderful, I’ll Build a Stairway To Paradise and They Can’t Take That Away from Me.
Jerry Mulligan is an American GI pursuing his dream to become 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. Intertwined with the story is rich art collector Milo who wishes to add Jerry to her collection!
The cast is headed by award-winning Broadway stars Robert Fairchild (as Jerry Mulligan) and Leanne Cope (as Lise Dassin).
Monday to Saturday 7:30pm
Wednesday and Saturday matinees 2:00pm until September 30, 2017
268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7AQ
Box Office: 0845 2007982