American in Paris Plays Paris Before Broadway‏

January 5, 2015 10:22 PM

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Producers behind the Broadway-bound "An American in Paris" made a clever move to premiere the show in Paris and this American was lucky to be able to catch it over the Christmas holidays before ending on Jan. 4th. However, it wasn't all just a calculated PR move as much as a joint venture between those that gained rights to turn the classic movie into a stage production and some creative people at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

The combined forces made for a wonderful place for this company to try out the show away from New York critics (though many New Yorkers made the 9 hour flight over to see the show) and to work out the newly revamped story with a book by Craig Lucas and a score by George & Ira Gershwin before bringin...

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