AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Opens in London

an-american-in-paris-at-dominion-theatre_an-american-in-paris_40e9fdb75b983376c125339c7cc1d9ddThe Gershwin’s AN AMERICAN IN PARIS made its UK premiere at the Dominion Theatre on London’s West End, and the reviews are uniformly glowing. Here’s what they had to say:

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in London

Leanne Cope and Robert Fairchild (Photo: Tristram Kenton)

Ann Treneman of The Times: “It’s got starlight, it’s got sweet dreams, and, yes– it’s got rhythm too. You almost feel you couldn’t ask for anything more, but this Gershwin musical also has that indefinable something called grace, a lightness that would out-soufflé even Julia Child, and a joie de vivre that lifts it, and us, all night long.” ★★★★★

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in London

Robert Fairchild and Company (Photo: Johan Persson)

Michael Billington of The Guardian: “Theatrical gold… Christopher Wheeldon’s superb show is a riot of color and movement, with irresistible dance routines and a wealth of Gershwin classics.” ★★★★★

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in London

The Cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (Photo: Tristram Kenton)

Dominic Cavendish of The Telegraph: “This impassioned love-letter to art, to life, sharpens into focus the whirling physical attachment between Fairchild’s impeccably fleet Jerry and Leanne Cope, just divine as the bob-haired Lise, so adroit you feel she could walk down the Champs-Élysées en pointe. Together, the pair take you to Oh La La Land. As the song says: Who could ask for anything more?” ★★★★

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in London

Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope (Photo: Johan Persson)

Georgina Brown of The Daily Mail: “’S wonderful! ’S marvelous! ’S awful nice! ’S paradise! ’S what I love to see! ’S even better when the lyricist of a show writes my review for me. ★★★★★

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in London

Haydn Oakley and Company (Photo: Tristram Kenton)

Mark Shenton, The Stage: “The best-looking and best-danced musical in town is an instant classic… sheer musical theatre magic.” ★★★★★

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in London

Zoë Rainey, Robert Fairchild and Company (Photo: Johan Persson)

Nicky Sweetland, London News Online: “Occasionally a show comes along which is so beautiful, it’s hard to find superlatives to do it justice, and the newly opened stage adaptation of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is such a magical assault on the senses, it’s almost too good for words.” ★★★★★

Tristram Kenton 2Congratulations to the entire cast and crew!