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 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
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 If you enjoy great choreography, and are open to having the dance tell the story, this is a delightful show with excellent Gershwin music
Don't see it if If you don't like dancing
See it if you want a musical that's a visual treat with a glorious score (natch, it's Gershwin) and a wonderful performance from Robert Fairchild.
Don't see it if you don't want a show that trivializes the supporting characters and situations.
See it if you love a classic touching romance, incredible dancing, Gershwin music, & excellent staging.
Don't see it if you're don't enjoy ballet, are looking for a fresh/original story, or don't enjoy long dance numbers.
See it if you love beaucoup buoyant dance & beautiful design. When the performers & their characters step outside their comfort zones, it's paradise.
Don't see it if you can't forgive some cluttered story-telling or if you prefer contemporary songs and style.
See it if you enjoy dance. It's a lot of ballet, that is performed very well. The sets are beautiful.
Don't see it if you dislike a loose story and more dancing than singing and book.
See it if You love ballet. The supporting cast is really strong. You love Gershwin. It was nice to revisit a classic with a modern twist on the set.
Don't see it if You don't tolerate classic musicals well. You can't get Gene Kelly or the movie out of your head: you won't watch it properly.
See it if you love dance and design -- this was one of the most visually stunning shows I've ever seen. Its Tony wins for design were well-deserved!
Don't see it if you're looking for a show with a peppy plot and contemporary music.
See it if You love dancing and all those great Gershwin tunes!! This is a joy to watch and a feast for the eyes! Not bad on the ears, either!
Don't see it if You don't like ballet. It's also a little slow in parts and is long (and sometimes feels it).
See it if You want to see a classic musical with a strong cast. The actors take dated material and make it charming, and the dancing is exceptional.
Don't see it if You expect it to be reimagined or brought up to date. This production treats it effectively as a period piece.
See it if you really like dance. you love the movie. Disappointing AND ambitious? Yes. Admirable to have so much dance in a show but weak story.
Don't see it if you don't like a lot of dance. you're expecting a "traditional" Broadway show
See it if you appreciate dance and want to see fantastic dancers. Robert Fairchild is a revelation. Gershwin music and gorgoeus choreography shines.
Don't see it if you get bored with dance.
See it if you enjoy the jazz inspired score of Gershwin, beautiful choreography, and are in the mood for romance.
Don't see it if you need a story with substance or are not a fan of the ballet (the show is much more ballet than musical theatre).
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.