'An American in Paris': Not the Same Old Song and Dance

April 16, 2015 6:40 PM

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The dancing and choreography in An American in Paris, playing at the Palace Theater, is so stellar that it's an absolute blessing that the music and acting holds up as well. Christopher Wheeldon takes what he knows from the ballet world and adeptly applies it to the Broadway stage.

There's nothing revolutionary about the plot to the show, but it stands apart from others like it thanks to a heightened sense of importance. That's due to the fact that the show is set in Paris after World War II, where there's a spring in people's step for the first time in a long time. Jerry Mull...

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