“AN AMERICAN IN PARIS” MAKES DANCE ITS ESSENTIAL LANGUAGE~article from Chicago Sun Times

NEW YORK…..With his production of “An American in Paris,” Christopher Wheeldon can be added to that impressive list of choreographers (Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Susan Stroman, Kathlen Marshall and Jerry Mitchell, among others) who moved on to direct some of…

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BWW Reviews: Wheeldon’s Ravishing AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Beautifully Fuses Ballet and Drama~article from Broadwayworld.com

Seventy years ago there was new musical on Broadway featuring the work of a choreographer who had previously been the exclusive property of the ballet world. Inspired by the symphonic jazz of Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins seamlessly blended dance into…

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An American in Paris’ review: Gershwin songs and dancing are beautiful~article from New York Daily News

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…

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An American in Paris’ review: Thrilling musical~article from Newsday

From the first moments of “An American Paris,” two things are clear about this new Gershwin musical. First, it is far more than just another Broadway remake of a Hollywood movie. And the ballet world’s choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, in his…

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‘American in Paris’ has rhythm, rapture~article from USA Today

NEW YORK — Anyone who doubts that dance can be an expression of pure masculine prowess has never seen Gene Kelly in a movie musical. It’s unlikely any performer could match the unique combination of robust athleticism and playful wit,…

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‘An American in Paris’ theater review — 3 stars~review by AM New York

Call it déjà vu, a coincidence or odd planning, but there are now two musicals on Broadway based on Oscar-winning 1950s Technicolor MGM movie musicals that starred Leslie Caron, were directed by Vincente Minnelli and are romances set in Paris….

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

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…

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Broadway Review: ‘An American in Paris’~review from Variety

A dancer is a thing of beauty, and there is beaucoup beauty in director-choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s ravishing production of “An American in Paris,” smartly but not slavishly adapted by Craig Lucas from the 1951 MGM movie. This stageworthy vehicle casts…

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Christopher Wheeldon Directs ‘An American in Paris’ for Broadway~article from NYTimes.com

Paris — “This is tricky,” said Christopher Wheeldon. Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope, the leads in his new production of “An American in Paris,” looked at him expectantly. The production team, sitting in a row in the auditorium of the…

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Exclusive! Sneak a Peek at Rehearsals for An American in Paris with Craig Lucas & Christopher Wheeldon~article from Broadway.com

Get a first look at the Broadway-bound musical based on the beloved film An American in Paris with creators Craig Lucas & Christopher Wheeldon. Read more… http://www.broadway.com/videos/155764/exclusive-sneak-a-peek-at-rehearsals-for-an-american-in-paris-with-craig-lucas-christopher-wheeldon/#play

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