Already closed | 2h 30m | Midtown W

An American in Paris

From 2,628 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 (2628)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

99
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic

See it if You like great musical theater.

Don't see it if You are crazy.

100
Entertaining, Romantic, Must see, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if You love dancing.

Don't see it if Great Musicals

89
Delightful, Romantic, Developed storyline, Great dance numbers, Great style (shifts from monet to kandinsky as the mood changes)

See it if You love a musical set in post WorldWarII France.The dancing and singing gives a lighterhearted air to postwar issues of religion&theclasses

Don't see it if ballet is not your thing. Plus, if you get confused by multiple storylines that eventually collide


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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