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American in Paris' Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope to Guest on Stephen Colbert's Late Show

The musical will become the first Broadway show to be seen on the new program.

Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope in An American in Paris at the Palace Theatre.
(© Matthew Murphy)

An American in Paris will be the first Broadway show to appear on CBS' The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Tony-nominated stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope will perform and be intereviewed on the program on Friday, September 18, along with Tony-winning director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.

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. 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 production officially opened April 12 at the Palace Theatre and received four Tony Awards. The show's score includes the songs "I Got Rhythm," "Liza," "'S Wonderful," "But Not for Me," "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise," and more.

The cast is led by Fairchild and Cope as Jerry Mulligan and Lise Dassin, along with Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max von Essen as Henri Baurel.

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