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First Look at Broadway-Bound Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope in An American in Paris

The new musical plays in France before moving to Broadway.

Renowned ballet dancers Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope star in An American in Paris at Théâtre du Châtelet in France.
(© Angela Sterling Photography)

The new musical An American in Paris is currently playing its pre-Broadway run at Théâtre du Châtelet. Inspired by the film of the same title, the show begins performances at Broadway's Palace Theatre begining March 13, 2015, with an opening set for April 12.

An American in Paris, directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, 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."

Ballet dancer Leanne Cope (in blue) will make her Broadway debut in the musical.
(© Angela Sterling Photography)

The cast is led by 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.

The creative team includes Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (sets and costumes) and Natasha Katz (lighting), Jon Weston (sound), and 59 Productions (animation and projection design) with the musical score adapted, arranged, and supervised by Rob Fisher, orchestrations by Christopher Austin, dance arrangements by Sam Davis, and musical direction by‎ Brad Haak.

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A scene from the new musical An American in Paris at France's Théâtre du Châtelet.
(© Angela Sterling Photography)