Thursday, June 22, 2017

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS A new musical @ State Theatre

State Theatre--Key Bank Series
June 20, 2017-July 09, 2017
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Bob Abelman

Everything about this production – which is more ballet than musical theater fare and more artistry than artisanship – is remarkable.

To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's blog here.

Roy Berko

My Broadway review of “An American In Paris, A New Musical,” stated that it was “a visual, dance-driven Broadway story-telling creation that is gorgeous, enchanting, seamless and sophisticated.” Though I won’t go raise the banner as high for the touring production, I will say that it is a very, very pleasing and “’S Wonderful” evening of theater.

To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.

Kerry Clawson

"An American in Paris," whose national tour is now playing at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, is a glorious ballet musical full of intoxicating romance and stunning visuals.
This show, created from the beloved music of George Gershwin and brilliant dances by director/choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, makes you believe in love at first sight.

To see a full review of this show, read Kerry Clawson's review here.

Howard Gollop

The real star of the show, the one commanding virtually every scene, is Bob Crowley, who designed sets and costumes.  A mix of animated computer projections that function and move like set pieces and set pieces that function and move like computer projections (operated by the dancers themselves), the stage erupts in painterly gorgeousness.

Mark Horning

Can America’s favorite musical movie be improved upon in a Broadway stage production? The answer is a resounding YES! While some fans of the movie may be confused by the differences, this new story line packs more romance, sex and sizzle as you are whisked along with the sounds of the beautiful Gershwin tunes providing the musical glue that holds this show together. ‘S Wonderful.      
To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's blog.

Christine Howey

This American lacks truly compelling characters, and the story is sacrificed at times to the glory of dance—it’s easily more than half ballet alone. But this production is flat-out sublime visually, and not to be missed for that reason alone.

To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at  Cleveland Scene