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"An American in Paris" - in Detroit! Hit Broadway show playing at Detroit Opera House

"An American in Paris" at Detroit Opera House
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Posted at 1:45 PM, Nov 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-29 13:45:38-05

An American in Paris is captivating audiences at the Detroit Opera House through December 10th.  It's a musical classic-- a romantic tale of an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and a historic city, each yearning for a new beginning following war.

Tickets are available at  Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787 and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at the Detroit Opera House and Fisher Theatre box offices.

Here's what Broadway in Detroit tells us about the show:

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." 

Directed and choreographed by 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, the show features the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and a book by Craig Lucas. 
The creative team is also comprised of Tony Award-winners Bob Crowley (set and costume designer) and Natasha Katz (lighting designer); Jon Weston (sound designer); 59 Productions (projection designer); Rob Fisher (musical score adaption, arrangement and supervision); Todd Ellison (musical supervisor); David Andrews Rogers (musical director/conductor); Christopher Austin and Bill Elliott (orchestrations); Sam Davis (dance arrangements); Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman, C.S.A. (casting); Rick Steiger (production supervisor); Dontee Kiehn (associate director and associate choreographer); and Sean Kelly (associate choreographer and resident director).

The production opened to widespread critical acclaim at the Palace Theatre on Broadway in April 2015 after its world premiere at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. The New York production closed in October, 2016 after playing more than 600 performances.  A West End production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS opened in March 2017 at the Dominion Theatre. 

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS won four 2015 Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Drama League Award for Best Musical, three Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, and two Theatre World Awards. The musical was included on the Year’s Best lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, the Associated Press, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Masterworks Broadway Original Broadway Cast recording of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS was nominated for the Best Musical Theater Album Grammy Award. 

•    Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
•    Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
•    Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
•    Special open captioned performance on December 3 at 7:30 p.m.