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An American in Paris

Your Tony Picks: Who Will Win It All on Broadway's Biggest Night?

Culturalist | Posted 05.02.2015 | Entertainment
Culturalist

Make your list now! Culturalist.com is the place to shape, share and debate your opinions on anything and everything through Top 10 lists. Want to jo...

I Have Nothing to Wear!!

Mara Menachem | Posted 05.01.2015 | Style
Mara Menachem

A few weeks ago, I was invited to a charity lunch and in typical Mara fashion I started getting ready 30 minutes prior to the event. Panic ensued when I realized I had not one appropriate item of clothing to wear.

Review: An American in Paris

Isa Freeling | Posted 04.27.2015 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Christopher Wheeldon's elegant new stage production at the Palace Theater of George and Ira Gershwin's An American in Paris is a must-see, however altered from the original 1951 movie version.

Theater: City of Lights Musical Smackdown: 'Gigi' vs. 'An American in Paris'

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.19.2015 | Arts
Michael Giltz

Two musicals set in Paris opened on Broadway within four days of each other. Both are shows that began as musicals created for the movies, something almost unheard of today unless you're an animated princess.

'An American in Paris': Who Got 'Rhythm'?

Barry Singer | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

These wildly over-existential ponderings were triggered by, of all things, the recently opened, widely celebrated, extravagantly beautiful, production of An American in Paris, which, as so many have been saying, really is great to look at.

Stage Door: An American In Paris

Fern Siegel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The revamped An American in Paris, the Broadway musical at the Palace, is sui generis. There is no other musical on The Great White Way to equal it. The dance-driven production, ending with a stunning, 14-minute ballet that closes the show, is a triumph.

'An American in Paris': Not the Same Old Song and Dance

Danny Groner | Posted 04.16.2015 | New York
Danny Groner

There's nothing revolutionary about the plot to the show, but it stands apart from others like it thanks to a heightened sense of importance. That's due to the fact that the show is set in Paris after World War II, where there's a spring in people's step for the first time in a long time.

Want to Go to Paris? Take a Shortcut Through Broadway

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Don't get me wrong, there's no problem with being a sex worker, or a wife, or a ballerina, or a heiress if you so choose. But what the female protagonists and antagonists in Gigi and An American in Paris lack is agency in their happily ever afters.

An American in Paris On Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

As An American in Paris opens at the Palace Theater, a Nazi flag seemingly draped over an entire city, drops down and floats away. The city is Paris, its narrow streets dour until we get to a café, where an American soldier, Jerry meets an American composer.

First Nighter: Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon Sparks the Gershwins' 'An American in Paris'

David Finkle | Posted 04.13.2015 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Christopher Wheeldon's choreography for An American in Paris, at the Palace, is so spectacular that you have to forgive anything else wrong with the production--and believe you me, there's plenty to forgive--and I mean plenty.

In Support of Gigi, Entertainment & Vanessa Hudgens

Cara Joy David | Posted 04.09.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

This past fall, I was unhappy the Broadway community seemed reluctant to embrace The Last Ship (before performances even began) because of some predisposed notions. This spring, I come to the defense of another musical I think people had really ingrained ideas about, Gigi.

Jill Paice on Heartbreak, Paris, and Having a Ball Playing Milo in an American in Paris

Erika Finn | Posted 04.01.2015 | Arts
Erika Finn

Broadway actress Jill Paice is having the time of her life playing the role of the rich American heiress Milo Davenport in An American in Paris on Broadway.

Christopher Wheeldon: On Choreographing Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale for the Big Screen and Directing An American in Paris for Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, one of the bard's problem plays with its themes of wrong-headed leadership and outright cruelty, may not seem a likely source for a ballet, but choreographer Christopher Wheeldon thought otherwise.

American in Paris Plays Paris Before Broadway‏

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 03.07.2015 | Entertainment
Gregory G. Allen

Producers behind the Broadway-bound "An American in Paris" made a clever move to premiere the show in Paris and this American was lucky to be able to catch it over the Christmas holidays before ending on Jan. 4th.

Dr. Zhivago and Other Possible Broadway Entries

Cara Joy David | Posted 01.19.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Ever since Dr. Zhivago was announced last month for a spring Broadway berth, I've been thinking: "What other shows that I never thought would make it will come?"

Stealing from the Best

Patricia Ward Kelly | Posted 01.17.2015 | Entertainment
Patricia Ward Kelly

Referring to the role of the artist, he said, "If he just follows the leader and accepts what's been done before, naturally, that can be brought to a very high skill. But if he wants to change it in some way and do it differently, then it jumps up to the major league." To Gene, Michael Jackson was one who made this leap.

'An American in Paris' Without Gene Kelly?

Patricia Ward Kelly | Posted 01.13.2015 | Arts
Patricia Ward Kelly

Gene would be the last person to want new generations to mimic his work. He always encouraged young people to take what he did and go beyond. Similarly, he would never wish for those following in his footsteps to forget the important role he and others played in both the creation and execution of the masterpiece that begat this new production.

CultureZohn: Tiler Peck And Robert Fairchild: Dancing As Fast As They Can

Patricia Zohn | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

"You have to practice finishing," Tiler reminds the toe students after a series of turns, "you can't just stop in mid-step and freeze." A good lesson for life as well as ballet.

The Academy Wishes Gene Kelly A Happy 100th Birthday

Debra Levine | Posted 05.21.2012 | Arts
Debra Levine

A parade of Technicolor-tinged dance sequences enchanted a full house at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater Thursday night. "A Centennial Tribute to Gene Kel...

A Festival to Remember: TCM's Opening Night

Penelope Andrew | Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Leslie Caron walks the red carpet to the 60th-anniversary screening of An American in Paris, which opened the TCM Film Festival on April 28. Photo: J...