An American in Paris

A grand premiere: Broadway right here in Paris.

Thanks to his expertise in the musicals of American composers, Jean-Luc Choplin, Director of the Châtelet Theater, associated with producers Van Kaplan and Stuart Oken from Broadway, succeeded in obtaining the rights to put on the musical comedy An American in Paris.

While all the other major works of the Golden Age of the U.S.A. have already been seen on the stage, and later, on the screen, An American in Paris has not been up until now. It will therefore be showing next November in Paris, with 40 performances, before going on to Broadway starting in April of 2015.

The theme of this musical, inspired by Vicente Minnelli’s Academy Award winning film, takes place in Paris just after France’s Liberation. Jerry, an American GI and painter in Montmartre, full of joie de vivre and good humor, meets Lise, a young sales girl, who is herself loved by Henri, an amateur singer. The feelings of love, deception, joy and the blues culminate during a ballet scene where the couple unites to one of the most celebrated choreographies of musical comedy in Hollywood.

The Châtelet Theater has called upon Christopher Wheeldon for the direction and choreography of this production. Christopher Wheeldon is one of the best choreographers of this time. His most famous works are ballets for the New York City Ballet, the Royal Ballet of London and the San Francisco Ballet, will be making his first steps toward Broadway with An American in Paris. Craig Lucas, winner of multiple Tony Awards, is in charge of writing the script and lyrics.

All the decor and costumes will be created in our workspaces under the supervision of Bob Crowley, talented scenic designer and winner of several Tony Awards.

Supporting a worldwide production of these proportions is a rare opportunity. Link your company to all the merit of audacity, creativity and excellence that this project needs.

For example:
€ 50,000 for costume design
€ 80,000 for the musical adaptation and script and lyrics writing
€ 200,000 for the production in Paris