An American in Paris Tickets
Benedum Center | Pittsburgh
A stunning and romantic re-imagining of the six-time Emmy Award-winning 1950 movie picture, An American in Paris tells the tale of a World War II soldier who falls in love with a Frenchwoman, and Paris Herself… Be enchanted by this rich, flawless and dizzyingly beautiful dance show, scored George and Ira Gershwin's hypnotic jazz rhapsodies, which comes to Benedum Center on Saturday 10th June 2017!
“The city of light is ablaze with movement in the rhapsodic new stage adaptation of “An American in Paris” that opened at the Palace Theater on Sunday, directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, a gifted luminary of the ballet world. This gorgeously danced — and just plain gorgeous — production pays loving tribute to the 1951 movie, to the marriage of music and movement, and to cherished notions about romance that have been a defining element of the American musical theater practically since its inception. Just about everything in this happily dance-drunk show moves with a spring in its step, as if the newly liberated Paris after World War II were an enchanted place in which the laws of gravity no longer applied. Even the elegant buildings on the grand boulevards appear to take flight.” – New York Times