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.
See it if You like musicals or need to entertain out of town guests who want a traditional or nostalgic trip to Bway
Don't see it if You dislike fluff and conventional gender roles
See it if You love a light romantic comedy and beautiful dancing. The dancing is the very best element of the evening.
Don't see it if You love the movie and expect it to be as gorgeous as that. The new book really drains the energy out of the show and expands it poorly.
See it if you love ballet. There isn't much story, & it's s-l-o-w-l-y presented.
Don't see it if you want to get involved in a story with characters you could care about.
See it if You like to see beautiful dancing as the main means of story telling or see Cox and Scott walk away with the show.
Don't see it if You hate projections, want to hear a well sung evening of theatre, or want good writing because the book is terrible.
See it if You love ballet. You want to see a somewhat pretty show with no substance.
Don't see it if You want to see a well written show. You are expecting to hear the songs you love sound good. You want to see inspired set design.
See it if you love dance and dancing. This is the only redeemable aspect of the show. It would have been better as a ballet.
Don't see it if enjoy at least a mildly decent book, want to hear at least mildly good singing, want to be at least somewhat entertained.
See it if you're a big fan of ballet and other dance. There's very little story, it's very largely a dance show with a narrative
Don't see it if you're looking to see a traditional musical. Many of the songs are so-so with long dance breaks to separate them
See it if you have nothing else to see on Broadway OR if you are interested in dancing, particularly ballet.
Don't see it if You want something that pushes the edges of theater or you like 3D characters.
See it if you love ballet and/or large sweeping dance driven shows.
Don't see it if you get tired and shows or are easily distracted. If you are looking for something vocal or character focused.
See it if you're looking for a visually stunning show. The set design and the choreography are outstanding.
Don't see it if you actually want to see a real musical. This was much more of a ballet with the occasional dialogue....
See it if The dancing is top-notch and the sets and staging are beautiful. Gershwin's music is great to hear.
Don't see it if you want to hear songs you already know and a plot you can figure out in the first minute but it takes almost 3 hours to get there.
See it if You can focus only on the dancing and plot, characters or story are completely unimportant to you.
Don't see it if You are anything other than a white, heterosexual who believes that French women are an exoticized Other to be pursued.
See it if you love elegant dance; you like escapist beauty; you love Gershwin (more classical music); you like traditional early American musicals
Don't see it if you like a good story and don't want to be bored; you prefer an intimate performance space; you hate ballet