Preview: An American in Paris @ the Paramount, Tues. 5/9 – Sun. 5/14
Winner of four 2015 Tony Awards®, An American in Paris starts a six-day run in Seattle on Tuesday, May 9th. Based on the Academy Awards’ 1951 Best Picture of the same name, which starred the fantastic Gene Kelly, (the film beat A Streetcar Named Desire, by the way) writer Craig Lucas has adapted the story for modern Broadway. Lucas’ other work includes screenwriting the film Longtime Companion and bookwriting the musical Amélie.
The touring production stars ballet dancers Garen Scribner (cool note: Scribner cofound the benefit DanceFAR) and Sara Esty (cool note: Esty was a recipient of a Princess Grace Fellowship!!), who reprise their roles as Jerry Mulligan and Lise Dassin.* In keeping with these original stars of the Broadway production, we’re also lucky to have English director Christopher Wheeldon, who won the 2015 Tony for Best Choreography, at the helm. And the music is gorgeous: “But Not For Me” and “I Got Rhythm” are just a couple of the awesome tunes you’ll hear.
*Update: Apologies to the wonderful McGee Maddox, who plays Jerry Mulligan! My mistake. Garen Scribner is not in this production.
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