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An American in Paris Chicago TicketsAn American in Paris, which tells the charming romantic story of American veteran and artist Jerry Mulligan and his chance meeting with aspiring French ballerina Lise Dassin, celebrates the classic music of George Gershwin through song and dance. The musical is based on the 1951 Oscar-winning film starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, which derived its name from a famous Gershwin song. The writers of the musical expanded on the story and song list to fit the longer running time of the stage. Audiences in Chicago can experience the musical event whenever it comes to town.
I Got RhythmAn American in Paris is heavily steeped in the music of George Gershwin. Though he died in 1937, Gershwin is credited as the composer, as the musical incorporates some of the most famous songs from his career. George’s older brother Ira Gershwin wrote the lyrics of the songs that appear in the musical while playwright Craig Lucas wrote an all-new book based on the story of the original film. An American Paris made its worldwide debut at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris for a limited preview during December 2014. The original cast featured Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan and Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin. The musical later moved to Broadway’s Palace Theatre, with an opening on April 12, 2015, where it ran for 623 performances before embarking on a national tour. The Broadway production received 12 nominations from the 2015 Tony Awards, out of which it won four, including Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography, Best Lighting Design of a Musical and Best Scenic Design of a Musical. The original cast recording received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Musical Theater Album as well.
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Where is An American in Paris being performed in Chicago?An American in Paris will appear briefly at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace between January 31 and March 29, 2020. The theater is located just to the south of O’Hare International Airport. With on-site dining, hotels and an event center, it regularly performs popular shows from Broadway and elsewhere.
What are the musical numbers of An American in Paris?The score for An American in Paris differs from the film. A few songs were removed, like "Embraceable You" and "Nice Work If You Can Get It," and several others were added. Act one features "Concerto in F," "I Got Rhythm," "Second Prelude," "I’ve Got Beginner’s Luck," "The Man I Love," "Liza," "’S Wonderful," "Second Rhapsody/Cuban Overture" and "Shall We Dance?" The second act features "Fidgety Feet," "Who Cares?," "For You, For Me, For Evermore," "But Not for Me," "I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise," "An American in Paris" and "They Can’t Take That Away from Me."
What can I expect from the An American in Paris tour performance?An American in Paris is a fun, upbeat show with infectious music and dance routines, ranging from ballet to tap dancing. The style is heavily based on Gershwin’s classic jazzy score. The show is recommended for people of all ages, but the theater venue might impose age restrictions. You should contact the venue to learn about any guidelines and admission policies.
How long is a performance of An American in Paris?The running time is approximately two hours and 30 minutes with a single intermission between the acts.
Which musicals are similar to An American in Paris?If you enjoy the An American in Paris tour, then you might want to check out another musical inspired by a Gene Kelly film from the same era: the stage version of Singin’ in the Rain, which has much the same style and energy.
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