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Bienvenue! Broadway Set to Welcome An American in Paris on Opening Night

The new musical, which opens tonight, features a score by George and Ira Gershwin and a book by Craig Lucas.

A rollicking dance number from An American in Paris, directed by Christopher Wheeldon.
(© Angela Sterling Photography)

The Broadway production of An American in Paris celebrates its opening tonight, April 12, at the Palace Theatre. The musical premiered at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris last year and began Broadway previews March 13.

To celebrate the opening-night festivities (and her Broadway debut), An American in Paris star Leanne Cope, a First Artist with London's famed Royal Ballet, will be taking over TheaterMania's Instagram account on April 12 beginning at 5pm to bring you photos you'll see nowhere else, from backstage, in the wings, and at the show's swanky after-party at the Pierre Hotel.

Featured in the company are Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max von Essen as Henri Baurel. The ensemble is made up of Caitlin Abraham, Will Burton, Michael Cusumano, Attila Joey Csiki, Taeler Elyse Cyrus, Ashlee Dupré, Rebecca Eichenberger, Sara Esty, Laura Feig, Jennie Ford, Kurt Froman, Heather Lang, Dustin Layton, Nathan Madden, Gia Mongell, Candy Olsen, Rebecca Riker, Adam Rogers, Sam Rogers, Shannon Marie Rugani, Garen Scribner, Sam Strasfeld, Sarrah Strimel, Charlie Sutton, Allison Walsh, Scott Willis, and Victor J. Wisehart.

Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, An American in Paris features music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin and a book by Craig Lucas. According to press materials, "An American in Paris transforms the timeless story of love in a city rebuilding from the heartbreak of World War II into a new musical of hope, redemption and romance." The show is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon.

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