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%
(2646 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 (2,646)

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32 Reviews | 6 Followers
83
Delightful, Exquisite, Masterful

See it if Lovely show, beautiful dancing, nice set. Story is a little dated but performances for me made up for it.

Don't see it if You don't like classic musicals. It was a little slow at times.

32 Reviews | 3 Followers
83
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if you're a dancer, love musicals, like sets

Don't see it if you you don't enjoy musicals

27 Reviews | 9 Followers
83
Slow, Refreshing, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you can wait a little bit for the good stuff to start

Don't see it if you don't have any patience

40 Reviews | 10 Followers
83
Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if You like ballet

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

21 Reviews | 7 Followers
82
Classic, Enchanting, Delightful, Romantic

See it if you enjoy the classic singing and dancing of Fred Astaire, and can appreciate storytelling through dance

Don't see it if you're expecting to watch a Broadway show with big showstoppers

33 Reviews | 7 Followers
82
Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Romantic

See it if You loved the old movie and want an evening of great music and dancing along with a few laughs.

Don't see it if You did not like the old movie or if the ballet dancing is not your thing. It is not a ballet, but some people have their preferences

28 Reviews | 15 Followers
82
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You enjoy a romantically enjoyable plot, wonderful set design...good acting and incredible dancing.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or are from out of town and want to see one of the top shows. Don't like lots of dancing.

28 Reviews | 8 Followers
82
Romantic, Must see, Dated, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You want to see one of the best golden age musicals

Don't see it if You are looking for a more modern show

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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