Wheeldon's "American in Paris"

November 28, 2001

There have been rumblings about Christopher Wheeldon’s Broadway project for a while now, but yesterday the official word went out: Wheeldon is directing and choreographing a new production of the Gershwins’ An American in Paris. The show will premiere at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris in December of 2014 before coming to Broadway in the spring of 2015—Wheeldon’s Broadway debut.

There are many reasons to be excited about this musical, not the least of which is that Wheeldon has been casting serious ballet dancers for its upcoming workshop. We’ll let you know when we hear more details. In the meantime, we’ll leave you with an excerpt from the fantastical “American in Paris Ballet” from the 1951 film An American in Paris, starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. Excited to see what Wheeldon has up his sleeve for this iconic work.