An American in Paris Will Screen in U.S. Cinemas This September | Playbill

Film & TV News An American in Paris Will Screen in U.S. Cinemas This September Original stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope co-star in the live taping that was filmed during the award-winning musical’s London run.
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The live capture of An American in Paris, which was taped during the musical’s London engagement last year, will be screened in U.S. cinemas September 20 and 23. Tickets will go on sale July 12.

Prior to its U.S. release, An American in Paris will be screened in cinemas across the globe May 16. The live capture is distributed by Trafalgar Releasing. Click here for ticket information.

Featured in the film are original Broadway stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope, who repeated their performances in the London production.

Written by Craig Lucas and based on the film of the same name, the musical features tunes by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin.

An American in Paris premiered in 2014 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris before transferring to Broadway's Palace Theatre, where it received 12 Tony nominations and won for Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations, Best Set Design, and Best Lighting Design.

The production is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon with set and costume designs by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, sound by Jon Weston, and projection designs by 59 Productions. The musical score is adapted, arranged, and supervised by Rob Fisher with orchestrations by Christopher Austin and Bill Elliott, dance arrangements by Sam Davis, and musical supervision by Todd Ellison. The U.K. musical director is Steve Ridley. The associate director-choreographers are Jacquelin Barrett and Dontee Kiehn.

An American in Paris is produced in London by Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan, Roy Furman, Michael McCabe and Joshua Andrews by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical, the Pittsburgh CLO, and Théâtre du Châtelet.

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