An American In Paris Pittsburgh Tickets
An American in Paris
The Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical brings the story of love and hope as told in the 1951 film of the same name to the stage in a “ravishing production” as described by Variety magazine. Director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon blends the lyrical genius of George Gershwin with dance to tell the story of American soldier Jerry Mulligan.
Jerry finds himself in Paris right after World War II. He decides to stay and pursue his love of painting, encouraged by a chance encounter with an alluring woman. Friends Adam Hochberg, a fellow veteran, and Henri Baurel, the son of a wealthy French industrialist, help him get established. Once settled, he again meets his mystery woman. He learns she is Lise Dassin, French ballerina and the woman he and Adam have encouraged Henri to marry.
Jerry’s luck takes a turn for the better when he receives an unexpected introduction to the vibrant Parisian art scene. The futures for both Jerry and Henri become clear. Lise remains divided between her love for Jerry and her devotion to Henri. One night, at the end of a career-defining performance, she sees her way forward and leaves the theater to find her love.
Critics and fans alike praise the show. The New York Times calls it, “A triumph! Pure joy!” One critic for the Financial Times raves, “I would beg, borrow or steal to see it all again!”
Performances of An American in Paris come to the stage at Pittsburgh’s Benedum Center for the Performing Arts. A historic landmark located in the Cultural District of Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle, the theater provides an ideal setting to experience touring Broadway shows, live concerts, dance performances, family-friendly events and more. Its downtown Pittsburgh location makes it easy to get to with plenty of local parking, access via public transit and a short walk from many of the area’s fine restaurants and hotels.
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An American in Paris Trivia
The current musical gets its story from the 1951 film of the same name. It featured Gene Kelly, who received an honorary Oscar in appreciation for his talents as an actor, singer, director, dancer and choreography in the film.