An American in Paris
Music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Book by Craig Lucas
Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon
with members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
"Instantly catapults Christopher Wheeldon into the ranks of the top-tier director-choreographers, Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse" --The Wall Street Journal
Kennedy Center ballet fans are in for a treat when Christopher Wheeldon, the formidable choreographer behind two of our biggest 2016 crowd pleasers--San Francisco Ballet's Cinderella and The National Ballet of Canada's production of The Winter's Tale--returns to wow Washington all over again! The D.C. premiere of this feel-good Broadway hit, filled with plenty of singing and dancing, is guaranteed to sweep you off your feet and into the arms of a story you'll never forget.
Inspired by the Academy Award–winning film and featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin, An American in Paris has captivated both audiences and critics, winning four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Choreography. Its stunning combination of classic music, timeless story, breathtaking dance, and state-of-the-art design results in a spectacular production the New York Times declares "outshines anything else currently on Broadway."
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