First Nighter: Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon Sparks the Gershwins' "An American in Paris"

April 13, 2015 1:53 AM

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Christopher Wheeldon's choreography for An American in Paris, at the Palace, is so spectacular that you have to forgive anything else wrong with the production--and believe you me, there's plenty to forgive--and I mean plenty.

But before I get to that, the first thing most George Gershwin lovers will want to know is whether the "American in Paris" ballet succeeds. Like gangbusters. Featuring New York City Ballet soloist Robert Fairchild--playing the Army veteran/aspiring artist Jerry Mulligan--and the Royal Ballet's Leann...

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