AN AMERICAN IN PARIS will play Austin at the Bass Concert Hall

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards®, will play Austin at Bass Concert Hall for a week-long engagement from May 30 through June 3.

Based on the Oscar-winning film, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the romantic story of an American soldier, a mysterious Frenchwoman and an indomitable European town, each longing for a fresh start after war. Directed and choreographed by 2015 Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon, the show features music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, as well as a book by Craig Lucas.

The creative team also includes Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (set and costume designer) and Natasha Katz (lighting designer); Jon Weston (sound designer); 59 Productions (designer of projections); Rob Fisher (adaptation, arrangement and supervision of the musical score); Todd Ellison (music supervisor); David Andrews Rogers (music director/conductor); Christopher Austin and Bill Elliott (orchestrations); Sam Davis (dance arrangements); Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman, CSA (cast); Rick Steiger (production supervisor); Dontee Kiehn (associate director and associate choreographer); and Sean Kelly (associate choreographer and resident director).

The score for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS includes the songs “I Got Rhythm”, “Liza”, “‘S Wonderful”, “But Not For Me”, “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise”, and orchestral music including “Concerto in F”, “Second Prelude”, “Second Rhapsody/Cuban Overture” and “An American In Paris”.

The production received critical acclaim at the Palace Theater on Broadway in April 2015 after its world premiere at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. The New York production closed in October 2016 after running over 600 performances. A West End production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS played at the Dominion Theater from March 2017 to January 2018.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS won four 2015 Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Drama League Award for Best Musical, three Fred and Adele Astaire Awards and two Theater World Awards. The musical was included in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, New Yorker, Associated Press, Hollywood Reporter, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette best of the year lists. Masterworks Broadway’s original Broadway Cast recording of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS has been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

The production team includes Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan and Roy Furman by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical, Pittsburgh CLO and Théâtre du Châtelet.

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