An American In Paris coming to Wharton Center, November 14-19

Posted at 1:19 PM, Sep 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-28 13:19:55-04

The most awarded show of the 2015 Broadway theatre season, An American In Paris, will perform in Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall November 14-19, 2017, and is part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center Series. Tickets are on sale now and available at Wharton Center's official ticketing outlets; online at, at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office at Wharton Center, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON. 

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 Crawley (set and costumer designers) 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 Sean Kelly (associate choreographer). 

An American In Paris won four 2015 Tony Award, 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 Theatre Album Grammy Award. 

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." 

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