An American in Paris Boston Tickets
An American in Paris
An inspiring story of hope and love after the horrors of World War II, the story follows American soldier Jerry Mulligan in post-war Paris. He decides to remain in Paris to pursue his love of painting and after his encounter with a mysterious woman. He settles in with the help of friends Adam Hochberg, a fellow veteran, and Henri Baurel, a son of a wealthy French Industrialist. Not long after, he reconnects with his lady of mystery. She turns out to be Lise Dassin, French ballerina and the woman he and Adam have encouraged Henri to propose to.
Jerry’s luck turns when he gets a timely introduction to the Paris art scene. His future becomes clear. So does the future of friend Henri. Each finds themselves called to different paths. Lise discovers she faces a difficult choice between love and devotion. As she establishes herself as an accomplished artist of her own, she sets off to meet her love.
An American in Paris won four Tony Awards in 2015, including one for Best Choreography. The show also won numerous awards including three Outer Critics Circle, four Drama Desk, and three Fred and Adele Astaire Awards and a Drama League Award for Outstanding Production.
This award-winning production of An American in Paris comes to Boston’s Wang Theater. A national historic landmark, the theater regularly hosts world-class performances of theater, music, dance and touring Broadway shows. Located in Boston’s Theater District, visitors can easily drive, take the “T” or other public transit, or even walk from any of the nearby hotels.
The musical continues to delight audiences with its artistry and story of hope, love and romance. Director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon combines the music of Gershwin with dance and staging to create a show pleasing to fans and critics alike. Variety states “a dancer is a thing of beauty, and there is beaucoup beauty in director-choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s ravishing production.” A reviewer for the Wall Street Journal said of the show, “It’s been years – decades, really, since I last saw production numbers infused with the kind of rich, sustained creativity…throughout ‘An American in Paris.’”
In addition to Boston, the Broadway box office sensation is on tour in select cities throughout the US. Check out the performance schedule and purchase tickets with The StubHub Advantage.
An American in Paris Trivia
The inspiration for the current production comes from a 1951 film of the same name featuring Gene Kelly. For his role and contributions, he received an honorary Oscar in appreciation for his talent as an actor, singer, director, dancer and especially for his choreography in the film.