Ballet at the Theater, An American in Paris Arrives on Broadway As A Broadway Collection Member
New York, NY –Eighty-seven years after its debut, the Academy Award winning film An American in Paris takes the stage in the form of an inspired, new Broadway musical. Having recently joined The Broadway Collection, the musical is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, a recipient of prestigious awards such as the Benois De La Danse and The Leonard Massine Prize (both for choreography,) the musical will officially open April 12, 2015 at the Palace Theatre.
An American In Paris is the romantic story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. It details the unique challenges and rewards of expat life, artistry and exploration in a new environment. An American in Paris promises to be the kind of new Broadway musical you thought they didn’t make anymore – a musical filled with beauty, and the unmistakable beat of the human heart. Its leads come from the world of professional ballet and wish to encourage those who appreciate ballet to attend theater and theater going audiences to seek out ballet performances.
As a part of The Broadway Collection, An American in Paris belongs to a group of New York City’s most highly regarded musicals and shows, selected for their unparalleled popularity with international audiences and put together by Broadway Inbound. Tickets are available through the international Broadway Inbound and Broadway Collection partners and domestically through traditional ticketing platforms like Telecharge and Ticketmaster.