Already closed | 2h 30m | Midtown W

An American in Paris

From 2,629 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 (2629)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

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

82
Enchanting, Delightful, 's awful nice, Great staging, Romantic

See it if you enjoy old-fashioned musicals and want to indulge in a classic, frothy story brought to life on stage: leads are talented ballet dancers.

Don't see it if you want something new. This is a traditional, light-hearted, predictable musical. If you loathe ballet or fluffy romance, go elsewhere.

82
Great dancing, Slow, Romantic, Fell flat, Banal

See it if Gorgeous dancing, but as a fan of the movie it disappoints; a darker take, but there was a lack of chemistry or charisma.

Don't see it if You don't like dance, as this is the focus of the show

93
Ambitious, Enchanting, Romantic, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if You love dancing, romance, great set and costumes, music to die for, and an evening to share with a loved one.

Don't see it if You lost your soul to hip-hop

85
Masterful music, Stunning, Exquisite, Great dancing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy old-school musicals and hollywood. Classic show, we were gushing all night. It pays to know the music, but it's not a deal-breaker

Don't see it if you're looking for high drama. This show is sweet fun, an escape, visually dazzling, with beautiful romantic music that touches the heart.

88
Delightful, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you love movie musicals reimagined for the stage which are not just carbon copies of the movie

Don't see it if you don't like movie to stage musicals

86
Entertaining, Great staging, Romantic, Masterful

See it if you are a sucker for the old school musical and love great dancing

Don't see it if you expect a profound story line

90
Delightful, Great staging, Romantic, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you enjoy Christpher Wheeldon's choreography!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy spectacular singing and dancing

95
Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You are nostalgic for the good old days ofem musicals and a happy ending

Don't see it if You prefer edgy, modern, Millenial-focused themes and do not enjoy musicals

76
Disappointing, Romantic, Overrated, Great staging, Cliched

See it if you love ballet, good designs.

Don't see it if want great acting and singing. It's alright but not the best.

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.

93
Great staging, Epic, Original, Must see, Exquisite

See it if you enjoy Gershwin and like shows with big production numbers and great dancing. It's a classic love story.

Don't see it if you don't like heavy dance shows. The final ballet sequence can be long and confusing if you aren't into it.

86
Delightful, Entertaining, Dated, Fluffy, Romantic

See it if you would enjoy a light romantic story with wonderful music (of course, it's Gershwin) and lots of dancing.

Don't see it if you are not fond of musicals with a lot of dancing, or expect a play with a lot of substance..

76
Enchanting, Entertaining, Terrific dancing, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if You love Gershwin and great dancing.

Don't see it if Are wanting a cutting edge, creative production.

65
Ambitious, Cliched, Great staging, Fluffy, Romantic

See it if you like dancing and classic Gershwin

Don't see it if you are looking for much beyond beautiful dancing

88
Entertaining, Romantic, Disappointing

See it if Fabulous leads. Gershwins' classic. Beautiful dancing and staging.

Don't see it if Looking for the movie...just cannot duplicate.

79
Absorbing, Entertaining, Fluffy, Romantic

See it if you like dancing.

Don't see it if you want to think a lot.

81
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Romantic, Masterful

See it if you have a love (or just a liking!) for lush Gershwin music and dance.

Don't see it if you need more speaking and less dancing in your musicals!

91
Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if If you enjoy old time musicals, marvelous dancing, and old Gershwin songs.

Don't see it if You hate ballet or if you won't overlook a thin and trite plot when the rest of the show is fantastic.

80
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Fluffy, Romantic

See it if you enjoy good dancing and don't mind a weak plot.

Don't see it if you don't like splashy old-fashioned musicals.

79
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Overrated

See it if Like musicals with plenty of dance numbers

Don't see it if ballet & dancing are not your thing.

95
Exquisite, Elegant, superb set and costumes brilliantly reflecting the story lie

See it if You love ballet, great music and visual art.

Don't see it if You don't like dance.

84
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if if you love gorgeous dancing and Gershwin music

Don't see it if can not appreciate a mixture of dancing styles

70
Great staging, Fluffy, Overrated, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you are very patient

Don't see it if you don't enjoy old movie musicals revamped for Broadway


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 ...
read more
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...
read more
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...
read more
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...
read more

Related content