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

75
Entertaining, Dated, Fluffy, Romantic

See it if You're a fan of ballet and want to see it performed with the dancers singing.

Don't see it if You expect great vocals along with great dancing.

98
Must see, Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if you love great musical theater-great Gershwin music-great dancing-great acting-great singing -great sets, costumes, lighting, direction

Don't see it if There is absolutely no reason not to see this incredible show!

75
Slow, Romantic, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if you want to see great dance or love Gershwin music.

Don't see it if you're looking for soemthing with any depth, or that explores the impact of WWII in a real way.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Romantic, Dated

See it if you like a large cast show with beautiful music and costumes. It's all about the dancing. Just sit back and enjoy.

Don't see it if you want a complex story or depth of character. This show is beautiful to look at, but doesn't require much thinking.

91
Entertaining, Great dancing, Great score, Terrific performances, Great staging

See it if you love a Gershwin tune and enjoy the kind of brilliant choreography rarely seen on a Broadway stage!

Don't see it if musicals in the classic style don't appeal to you or you don't enjoy dance heavy productions.

76
Delightful, Great staging, Romantic

See it if like dancing (there's alot of it), like Gershwin

Don't see it if not into classic musicals or standards-type of music

90
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy both dance and music.

Don't see it if You like dramas.

60
Ambitious, Great staging, Romantic, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You like dancing - ballet.

Don't see it if You prefer more singing and less dancing.

62
Slow, Great staging

See it if If you like old time musicals

Don't see it if You don't like seeing slow moving musicals

95
Delightful, Enchanting, Masterful, Great staging, Original

See it if You love Gershwin music and beautiful Ballet. It's a love story with a happy ending. Listen for excerpts from Concerto in F.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, or don't appreciate Ballet.

82
Delightful, Great staging, Romantic

See it if you want to hear classic Gershwin songs and see incredible dancing.

Don't see it if you don't like dance. It is an extremely dance heavy show.

79
Great staging, Masterful, Banal, Exquisite

See it if you love dance and/or Gershwin. The music, dance and set are all gorgeous, and the performances strong [we saw Scribner].

Don't see it if you want a book that makes sense or has any real resonance. The plot is incoherent and feels dated even though it's new [and im a Lucas fan]

89
Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You are a fan of the movie (though it differs a bit) and a dance geek. It's heavy choreography presentation which is not for everyone

Don't see it if The dancing in musicals is not a focal point for you

50
Disappointing

See it if you would like to see beautiful choreography, and great scenic design.

Don't see it if you are looking for powerful performances,or if you do not enjoy ballet dancing.

25
Confusing, Insipid, Overrated

See it if you like beautiful dancing and don't care about any other aspect of the show

Don't see it if you like book musicals

80
Delightful, Romantic, Great dancing

See it if you love dancing and/or romance

Don't see it if you don't like dancing or romance or if you want to see something that is exactly like the movie

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Exquisite

See it if The way a Broadway show should be which is entertaining and lavish.

Don't see it if Enyoy eating sour grapes.

70
Ambitious, Great staging, Slow

See it if you want to see some of the most beautiful choreography, staging and use of projections on Broadway

Don't see it if you're not interested in a veeery sloooow story and uneven pacing

95
Enchanting, Delightful, Great staging, Masterful, Exquisite

See it if go see it - just go. ballet and broadway on a single stage.

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

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.

86
Beautiful romantic dance musical

See it if You enjoy a show with an emphasis on the mood created through ballet type dance and music

Don't see it if You need lots of dialogue to make a believable story

75
Enchanting, Masterful, Exquisite, Ambitious, Slow

See it if You love ballet mixed with other types of dance, along with Gershwin songs.

Don't see it if You need to see real chemistry between the leads to enjoy the story line or if you have trouble following a plot that is shown through dance

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.

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59
Entertaining, Fluffy, Romantic, Cliched, Enjoyable

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

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


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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