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An American in Paris Sends Its Fidgety Feet to the West End

The Gershwin musical's original Broadway stars will headline its London production.

Tony nominees Leanne Cope and Robert Fairchild will head to London to lead the West End production of An American in Paris.
(© Angela Sterling)

An American in Paris, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary at Broadway's Palace Theatre, has announced a West End production, set to open at the Dominion Theatre in March 2017.

Winner of four 2015 Tony Awards, An American in Paris is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, the musical features a book by Craig Lucas and a score of George and Ira Gershwin's iconic tunes including "I Got Rhythm," " 'S Wonderful," and "They Can't Take That Away From Me." The story follows a young American soldier and a beautiful French girl in a "timeless story of love in a city rebuilding from the heartbreak of World War II."

The Broadway production's original stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope will reprise their Tony-nominated performances as Jerry Mulligan and Lise Dassin. Making their West End debuts, Fairchild and Cope will lead a company of over 50 actors, dancers, and musicians.

The current Broadway cast of An American in Paris is led by Garen Scribner (Jerry Mulligan), alongside original leading players Leanne Cope, Brandon Uranowitz, Max von Essen, Jill Paice, and Veanne Cox.

For tickets to An American in Paris on Broadway, click here.