Review: An American in Paris at Starlight Theatre
About the Show
Winner of the most Tony Awards® of the 2015 Broadway season!
An American in Paris is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season!
The New York Times raves, “An American in Paris is a triumph! Pure joy!” and The Wall Street Journal declares, “Once you’ve seen it, you’ll find it hard to settle for less ever again.”
"...a production that will easily become one of the greatest pieces of musical theater ever produced, if it hasn’t already."
- Abigail Trabue
"... musical theater version of the show dazzles, with gorgeous costumes, intricate staging, and beautiful ballet moves amidst a post-WWII Paris backdrop."
- Bob Evans
"...there are great songs (courtesy of the Gershwin brothers), snatches of comedy and a knockout physical production. But the great attraction here is dancing, dancing and more dancing."
- Kate Miller
Terry Teachout, April 13, 2015
"It’s been years—decades, really—since I last saw production numbers that were infused with the kind of rich, sustained creativity that Mr. Wheeldon gives us throughout 'An American in Paris.'" read more
Marilyn Stasio, April 12, 2015
"A dancer is a thing of beauty, and there is beaucoup beauty in director-choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s ravishing production of “An American in Paris,” smartly but not slavishly adapted by Craig Lucas from the 1951 MGM movie." read more
Jennifer Farrar, April 12, 2015
"One of the most sublime..."An American in Paris," inspired by the multiple Oscar-winning 1950 musical by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin...."
David Rooney, April 12, 2015
"Not only is Wheeldon's nuanced command of storytelling through dance front and center, the production also foregrounds a triple-threat revelation in NYC Ballet principal Robert Fairchild, who proves himself more than capable of following in the suave footsteps of Gene Kelly." read more