Thursday, 23 April 2015

An American in Paris

An American in Paris, Palace Theatre (Broadway) - reviewed on 17th April
Photo: Angela Sterling
Two Brits - choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and Royal Ballet dancer Leanne Cope - make their Broadway debuts in a theatrical version of the 1951 Gene Kelly film, An American in Paris. Whilst dancing is expectedly superb, it’s the singing and acting talents of Cope and New York City Ballet star Robbie Fairchild that bring the story’s romance and drama captivatingly to life.   

Wheeldon's direction makes everything a dance, with even set changes becoming a leaping, pirouetting delight. Combined with George Gershwin's glorious score and Bob Crowley's vibrant designs, this is a joyous five star production.

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