Already closed | 2h 30m | Midtown W

An American in Paris

From 2,626 member  reviews
Members say: Enchanting, Romantic, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

About the show

A new dance musical based on the classic 1951 film, telling the romantic story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable European city. More…

'An American in Paris' is the story of World War II Army veteran Jerry Mulligans, who chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. Jerry's life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret. Soon it becomes clear that Jerry's friends are also vying for Lise's love. This romantic tangle can only be untied through the miracle of dance set to George and Ira Gershwin's classic score.

2h 30m | Already closed | Palace Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (2626)

MEMBERS SAY:

Enchanting, Romantic, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging
84
Avg Score

75
Lovely, Tuneful, Insipid, Entertaining, Old-fashioned

See it if you love Gershwin melodies and big dance numbers.

Don't see it if you want a plot that makes sense. Two of the men are in love with Lise without even knowing her. The post-WWII setting is jarring.

75
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great dancing, Great music

See it if you're a fan of Gene Kelly's dancing. Smartly staged. Great dancers and singers. Romantic story.

Don't see it if you don't care about too much dancing.

68
Disappointing, Great staging, Boring, Slow, Beautiful dancing

See it if You love dance shows and ballet.

Don't see it if You don't like dance shows or ballet or slow moving stories.

71
Enchanting, Exquisite, Masterful, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if You're a fan of ballet. A lovely show heavy on the dance, light on story.

Don't see it if You're looking for a lot of story. This show is all about the dancing. The gorgeous dancing!

100
Enchanting, Masterful

See it if You want to see A-list dancing talent.

Don't see it if You don't like classics

88
Masterful, Must see, Profound, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if this show incorporated ballet with the musical! absolutely incredible . Best direction you can see, great acting, a true winner.

Don't see it if you don t like innovative musicals.

85
Beautiful, Magical, Great dancing, Charming, Pleasantly surprising

See it if you like dancing; you like getting swept away in a romantic but charming story; Brandon Uranowitz is still in it.

Don't see it if dancing bores you; classic musical charm has no effect on you; you have too high expectations.

74
Romantic, Great dancing, Fluffy, Cliched, Crowd-pleasing

See it if you appreciate excellent choreography (modern ballet) performed by great dancers & enjoy rapturous Gershwin music (sung by okay singers).

Don't see it if you are looking for plot, deep meaning or a faithful adaptation of the original classic film. (This is more of a Gershwin jukebox musical.)

96
Ambitious, Great staging, Masterful, Original, Riveting

See it if You loved the film, love Gershwin, and adore modern ballet, appreciate humor in dance,story told through dance, exquisite evocative sets

Don't see it if You don't like a lot of dance, didn't like the original film, are expecting Gene Kelly, Gershwin tunes are not your cup of tea

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great dancing, Romantic

See it if You love dance, especially ballet. You love the movie. You want great dancing mixed with great singing & acting. You enjoy Gershwin music.

Don't see it if You hate dance, especially ballet. You prefer stories told through words & music, not dance. You hate Gershwin.

80
Delightful, Romantic, Enchanting, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if you love ballet, romance, or Paris.

Don't see it if you're not into dance and romantic stories.

70
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated, Romantic

See it if You love Gershwin music and ballet.

Don't see it if You want finely drawn characters and a sensical plot.

50
Dated, Overrated

See it if You love dance.

Don't see it if You find dance boring

94
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic, Ambitious

See it if you love traditional Broadway with great music and beautiful singing. Charm and grace with some thoughtful reflection on relationships.

Don't see it if big Broadway song and dance shows are not your thing.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Original

See it if you like great choreography and constantly changing sets that are well done.

Don't see it if you expect a strong story line.

91
Enchanting, Delightful, Romantic, Original

See it if Wonderful staging of a lovely romantic story with spectacular ballet sequences and gorgeous costumes.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals that focus more on dancing than dialogue.

40
Banal, Dated, Overrated, Slow

See it if You enjoy extended repetitive dance sequences and know the plot well (since it's not explained well in this show).

Don't see it if You're looking for an engaging musical. This is extremely slow and quite boring.

100
Enchanting, Beautifully realized theater

See it if You love dance, imaginative and sumptuous production, gorgeous, memorable score.

Don't see it if You KNOW (not just assume) you don't like ballet.

79
Great dancing, Enjoyable, Slow

See it if you want to see beautiful dancing, though not familiar with the current cast, and hear lovely music. The dancing is the reason to go.

Don't see it if you are in need of a good book to stay awake, if you don't like an old fashioned musical.

87
Romantic, Delightful, Great staging

See it if You love great dancing and wonderful songs.

Don't see it if you don't like an old fashioned feel to your musicals.

87
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you like incredible dancing and a wonderful love story. Best choreography I've seen in awhile. Glorious music. Go!

Don't see it if You are an indiot!

78
Enchanting, Entertaining, Romantic

See it if you like ballet dancing and romantic stories.

Don't see it if you are not interested in romantic traditional shows.

95
Great staging, Romantic, Masterful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love dance, classic musical theater, beautiful people, vivid color, romance, a great second act without let up. Second chances.

Don't see it if You are discouraged by a long First Act, you really hate musicals or find them pointless.

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Beautiful dancing, Romantic

See it if you enjoy ballet or big dance musicals.

Don't see it if you don't like ballet or slow-moving, romantic musicals.

88
Great staging, Epic

See it if you want excellent music and dancing

Don't see it if you want a deep story


April 12th, 2015
"The city of light is ablaze with movement in the rhapsodic new stage adaptation of “An American in Paris.” This gorgeously danced — and just plain gorgeous — production pays loving tribute to the 1951 movie, to the marriage of music and movement, and to cherished notions about romance that have ...
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April 12th, 2015
"With its odd combination of dour outlook and joyful movement, and its very tasteful corralling of the giddy Gershwin songs from disparate sources that constitute its score, the show is a Broadway unicorn...The attempt to merge dance storytelling with musical-theater storytelling may not always b...
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April 12th, 2015
"If playwright Craig Lucas' book scenes at times seem over-complicated, and some of the songs feel shoehorned in rather than integral to the plot, that's a small price to pay. When the music is this glorious, who's complaining? And perhaps it's inevitable that when the many and varied dance inter...
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April 12th, 2015
"Any one of Wheeldon’s dances packs more content, smarts, and finesse than practically all the book scenes put together...When you can convey so much through pure physical expression—with a slight assist from Gershwin’s “Second Rhapsody” and “Cuban Overture”—words seem somehow insufficient. And C...
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