Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope in An American in Paris.

The Broadway musical An American in Paris will head to the West End next year when it opens at the Dominion Theatre on 21st March.

The production is inspired by the Oscar-winning film of the same name, and features music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin.

Bookings are currently being taken until 30th September 2017.


An American in Paris focuses on the character of Jerry Mulligan, an American GI striving to make it as a painter in Paris, where the possibilities seem endless.

By chance, Jerry encounters a beautiful young dancer named Lise, and the streets of Paris become the backdrop to what’s described as a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war.

An American in Paris features songs including I Got Rhythm, ‘S Wonderful, and They Can't Take That Away From Me, alongside some of George Gershwin’s compositions including Concerto in F and An American in Paris.

Casting and creative

Robert Fairchild, a New York City Ballet Principal dancer, will play Jerry Mulligan, and British Royal Ballet dancer Leanne Cope will play Lise Dassin.

The stars, who are reprising the roles following the Broadway run of the show, will both be making their West End debuts.

The pair will lead a company of over 50 actors, dancers and musicians. Further West End casting is to be announced.

An American in Paris is directed and choreographed by British-born Christopher Wheeldon, who won Best Choreographer for this production at the Tony Awards in 2015.

You can watch the trailer video for An American in Paris below:

Group bookings

Groups of ten or more can benefit from group discounts.

GTOs can call 0844-847 2311 or e-mail to make a group booking.

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Pictured: Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope in An American in Paris; original Broadway cast. (Photo credit: Matthew Murphy).