‘An American in Paris’: Theater Review~review from The Hollywood Reporter

By: lepbc
Published on: Apr 16, 2015

Some Broadway seasons can slip by leaving the sad impression that the expressive power of dance in the musical-theater lexicon has been forgotten. But this one has already yielded the joyous resurrection of Jerome Robbins' athleticism via Joshua Bergasse's buoyant moves in On the Town. Now comes ballet luminary Christopher Wheeldon, taking an exhilarating leap as director-choreographer with An American in Paris, another show indelibly associated with a classic MGM movie musical. Not only is Wheeldon's nuanced command of storytelling through dance front and center, the production also foregrounds a triple-threat revelation in NYC Ballet principal Robert Fairchild, who proves himself more than capable of following in the suave footsteps of Gene Kelly. Read more... http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/an-american-paris-theater-review-788025