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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS – West End

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Long before the era of the modern day jukebox musical, Hollywood was already hard at work re-hashing classic George and Ira Gershwin numbers from the 20s and weaving them into Vincente Minnelli’s 1951 movie An American In Paris. Inspired by Gershwin’s orchestral work of the same name, it was Gene Kelly’s dance work alongside Minelli’s vision that was to propel the picture to multi-Oscar success.

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NEWS: Broadway’s An American in Paris opens in West End in March 2017

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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS bursts into life on the West End stage for the first time when Christopher Wheeldon’s multi award-winning new Broadway musical comes to London’s Dominion Theatre next spring. Inspired by the Oscar® winning film and featuring the timeless music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin with book by Craig Lucas, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS has preview performances from Saturday 4 March 2017 with the official opening night on Tuesday 21 March 2017.

PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ – Touring

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Puttin’ On The Ritz – which promises to take the audience back to the ‘golden age of Hollywood’ – has the potential to be a hit show. Billed as a ‘song and dance extravaganza’, it plays to the country’s fascination with ballroom dancing (as demonstrated by Strictly Come Dancing) and with the musical genius of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter, whose hits caused many audience members to sing along.

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Review: Porgy And Bess (London Coliseum)

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We’re not ones to tut-tut about moral standards in the London theatre but this is the second show in two nights where the eponymous heroine does cocaine onstage. And you don’t expect that from the Gershwins. In Thom Southerland’s clever and noir-ishMack and Mabel at Southwark Playhouse, the darker side of Mabel Normand’s character is […]

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Review: Porgy And Bess (London Coliseum)

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We’re not ones to tut-tut about moral standards in the London theatre but this is the second show in two nights where the eponymous heroine does cocaine onstage. And you don’t expect that from the Gershwins. In Thom Southerland’s clever and noir-ishMack and Mabel at Southwark Playhouse, the darker side of Mabel Normand’s character is […]

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