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In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews by Jonathan BazLeave a Comment

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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Press Pass: All the overnight reviews for An American in Paris

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Quotes, Reviews, Sticky, Ticket recommendations by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Here’s what London is crying out for: an escape to Paris. And not the Paris of Marine Le Pen or any other modern foes and woes, but the sumptuous Hollywood Golden Age version now bursting into technicolour life onstage at the West End’s Dominion Theatre via New York and, yes, appropriately, Paris.

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NEWS: Haydn Oakley, Jay Marsh & Dominic Hodson join Side Show, Full cast

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Full casting is announced today for Broadway musical Side Show, which will receive its UK premiere in a brand new production at Southwark Playhouse, opening on Wednesday 26 October with previews from Friday 21 October. The cast joining the previously announced Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford as conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton includes Haydn Oakley (ahead of his stint in the West End premiere of An American in Paris in the new year) as Terry Connor, Jay Marsh as Jake and Dominic Hodson as Buddy Foster.

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NEWS: Jane Asher joins An American in Paris, Full cast announced

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Full casting is announced for Christopher Wheeldon’s stunning reinvention of the Oscar® winning film (that starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron) AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. Joining the previously announced Broadway stars Robert Fairchild (as Jerry Mulligan) and Leanne Cope (as Lise Dassin) will be Haydn Oakley as Henri Baurel, Zoë Rainey as Milo Davenport, David Seadon-Young as Adam Hochberg and Jane Asher as Madame Baurel. Ashley Day will be the alternate Jerry Mulligan (and will assume the role from Monday 19 June 2017).