‘An American in Paris’ Opens in Australia in 2022, Transporting You to the City of Love

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As the arts and culture scene starts to pick back up after the lockdowns, Australian audiences have more events and performances to look forward to.

The Australian Ballet and GWB Entertainment have announced that An American in Paris will have its keenly-awaited Australian premiere in 2022, which means you’ve got one more thing to add to your calendar.

Hailed as a tour de force for its inventive choreography, the four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical tells the entrancing story of a young American soldier and a beautiful French girl, set against the iconic backdrop of the most romantic city in the world.

The musical is inspired by the Academy Award-winning MGM film and brings the enchantment and magic of Paris alive on stage with popular songs by George and Ira Gershwin, including I Got Rhythm, S Wonderful, But Not For Me and They Can’t Take That Away From Me.

Described as “a rhapsodic combination of classic score, timeless love story, exuberant dance and sumptuous design”, An American in Paris captured the hearts of audiences worldwide.

GWB Entertainment’s Richelle Brookman said in a statement, “We fell in love with An American in Paris after seeing the production in Paris at Théâtre du Châtelet and immediately set our sights on bringing the musical to Australian audiences.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with David Hallberg and The Australian Ballet and are excited for audiences to experience Director-Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s extensive ballet scenes performed by classical ballet dancers at the peak of their artistic craft, woven into a blockbuster Broadway musical that celebrates love, beauty, art, and the timeless music of Gershwin.”

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An American in Paris 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. It has
since gone on to tour London’s West End, Tokyo and Beijing.

The musical won four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Choreography for Christopher Wheeldon.

In this ground-breaking collaboration between The Australian Ballet and GWB Entertainment, the Australian production of An American in Paris will premiere at Brisbane’s QPAC’s Lyric Theatre from 8 to 30 January 2022, followed by seasons in Adelaide from February, Perth from February, Melbourne from March and Sydney from April.

Tickets for the Brisbane season at QPAC are on sale Wednesday 20 October 2021 via qpac.com.au or 136 246.

You can also join the waitlist to be notified when tickets go on sale for Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.

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