An American in Paris (Broadway)
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An American in Paris (Broadway)
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An American in Paris (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(2645 Ratings)
Positive
90%
Mixed
8%
Negative
2%
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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (2,645)

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206 Reviews | 51 Followers
100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like spectacular Broadway shows.

Don't see it if I can't find a reason why not going to see it. Read more

87 Reviews | 31 Followers
100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You want to see amazing dancing.

Don't see it if You don't like post-war romances.

55 Reviews | 16 Followers
100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Romantic

See it if you enjoy historical plays.

Don't see it if you don't like France.

367 Reviews | 40 Followers
100
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Romantic

See it if you love the American musical done beautifully. Strong back-story makes it more than just lovely dancing and musical numbers

Don't see it if there is no one who should not see it.

84 Reviews | 17 Followers
100
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if a terrific show I loved it

Don't see it if no reason not to see it

230 Reviews | 46 Followers
100
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Masterful

See it if You can in the next 3 days. A marvelous production

Don't see it if You like plays more than musicals

80 Reviews | 15 Followers
100
Clever, Enchanting, Dizzying, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You love the best of Broadway

Don't see it if Everyone will love this show!

235 Reviews | 232 Followers
100
Delightful, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You love dancing and classic Broadway.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Broadway. It's that good.

Critic Reviews (45)

The New York Times
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 been a defining element of the American musical theater practically since its inception. Just about everything in this happily dance-drunk show moves with a spring in its step."
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New York Theatre Guide
April 13th, 2015

"There is nothing self-conscious about "An American in Paris." It’s dazzling and noisy in the best sense of an American musical. At the same time it puts a canny, majestic lift beneath the patter and pas de deux, as Paris is redeemed."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
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 be satisfying but especially at a time when more conventional musicals aspire to the condition of high-speed sledgehammers, it is a delight to relax into a show with a dreamier pace."
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The Wall Street Journal
April 13th, 2015

"This is what musical-comedy dance can look like when it’s made by a choreographer who knows how to do more than just stage a song...Not since “West Side Story” has dance been used to such overwhelming effect on Broadway...“An American in Paris” is in no way for ballet buffs only: It is, first and foremost, an old-fashioned, big-hearted spare-no-expense Broadway romance. That it is also a masterpiece of theatrical dance is sweet icing on an already tasty cake."
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Deadline
April 12th, 2015

"Visually sumptuous and musically rapturous – and really, what more could you ask for? – the show has so many charms. And yet, "An American In Paris" is fabulous looking but vacant. It’s a dance show that features some wonderful dancing yet never takes flight. It’s lifeless at the center."
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New York Daily News
April 12th, 2015

"Guiding his first musical, Wheeldon shows a vibrant vision and buckets of imagination, transforming the 1951 film that inspires the show...“An American in Paris” is at its best whenever it’s in motion, which is often. Occasionally the show stubs its toes on corny jokes and book scenes that could use a bit more finesse, such as Jerry’s clunky wartime reflections. That’s nitpicking — just a bit of minor turbulence during this lighter-than-air ride."
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The Hollywood Reporter
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 interludes convey such soaring romance, dialogue scenes can sometimes seem an impediment. But an awkward transition or two can't diminish the pleasures of a show that's one long sustained swoon."
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New York Post
April 12th, 2015

"An airy, gentle caress of a show, “An American in Paris” is a welcome oddity on Broadway. Based on the 1951 movie, this musical stars two classically trained dancers — directed by dancer-turned-choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. What those three bring is often swooningly beautiful...The downside of this elegance is that when the production needs pep and razzmatazz, it’s in short supply...But when those two are onstage, they make you believe in love — and the power of dance — all over again."
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