An American In Paris
Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into the perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2014-2015 season. A classic American film about young souls in Paris is reimagined for the stage. Eager to begin his life anew after the brutality of combat, World War II Army veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. With the assistance of fellow ex-pat Milo Davenport, a wealthy American with a past she wishes to forget, Jerry's life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret. Soon it becomes clear that Jerry's friends -- Adam, a Jewish American composer, and Henri, a Parisian aristocrat -- also vie for Lise's love. This romantic tangle can only be untied through the miracle of dance set to some of the greatest music and lyrics ever written.
Event url: www.anamericaninparisbroadway.com
5746 Collins Center for the Arts
Orono, ME 04469