A JOYOUS ex-G.I. in “An American in Paris” can’t contain the thrill of finding the girl of his dreams. So he sings a Gershwin tune, “I’ve Got Beginner’s Luck.”
But the reason this beautiful ballet-happy show is so richly satisfying isn’t luck. It’s about director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon of London’s Royal Ballet.
Guiding his first musical, Wheeldon shows a vibrant vision and buckets of imagination, transforming the 1951 Gene Kelly-Leslie Caron film that inspires the show. He’s also got a cast and design team at the top of their game. Read more…