An American in Paris to Play PPAC
PROVIDENCE, RI: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS,
the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards®, will play
the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) March 13 – 18, 2018. Tickets for AN
AMERICAN IN PARIS are on sale now at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street
in downtown Providence), online at
www.ppacri.org, and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Box Office Hours are
Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P and two hours prior to
curtain times on performance days. Ticket prices start at $42 and include a $3
per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Please
visit www.ppacri.org for the most up-to-date
Groups of 15 or more may contact Paul Hiatt at (401) 574-3162 or email@example.com to order group tickets.
Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Directed and choreographed by 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, the show features the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and a book by Craig Lucas.
The creative team is also comprised of Tony Award-winners Bob Crowley (set and costume designer) and Natasha Katz (lighting designer); Jon Weston (sound designer); 59 Productions (projection designer); Rob Fisher (musical score adaption, arrangement and supervision); Todd Ellison (musical supervisor); David Andrews Rogers (musical director/conductor); Christopher Austin and Bill Elliott (orchestrations); Sam Davis (dance arrangements); Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman, C.S.A. (casting); Rick Steiger (production supervisor); Dontee Kiehn (associate director and associate choreographer); and Sean Kelly (associate choreographer and resident director).
The score of 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 opened to widespread critical acclaim at the Palace Theatre 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 playing more than 600 performances. A West End production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS played the Dominion Theatre 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 Theatre World Awards. The musical was included on the Year’s Best lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, the Associated Press, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Masterworks Broadway Original Broadway Cast recording of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS was nominated for the Best Musical Theater Album Grammy Award.
For more information, visit www.AnAmericanInParisBroadway.com