Musical “An American in Paris” to engage area audiences

AAIP-1362An American in Paris, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards®, will play the Benedum Center for a two-week engagement May 30-June 11, 2017. The first national tour of An American in Paris will be presented as part of the Pittsburgh CLO 2017 Summer Season and the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh 2016-17 series.

Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, An American in Paris is the romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.

Directed and choreographed by 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, this production of An American in Paris brings this classic tale to the stage for the first time, with music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin and book by Craig Lucas.

The score of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS includes the songs “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “’S Wonderful,” “But Not For Me,” “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise,” and orchestral music including “Concerto in F,” “Second Prelude,” “Second Rhapsody/Cuban Overture” and “An American In Paris.”

The producers are Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan and Roy Furman by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical, Pittsburgh CLO and Théâtre du Châtelet.

For tickets, call 412-456-6666, or visit CulturalDistrict.org/Paris online or in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh.