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An American In Paris: The Musical Comes to Cineplex Theatres September 2018
S’Wonderful News! Iconic Musical An American In Paris: The Musical Comes to Cineplex Theatres September 2018
“An old-fashioned, big-hearted, spare-no-expense Broadway romance”
– The Wall Street Journal
Toronto, ON, (TSX: CGX), June 6, 2018 – Cineplex Events and Trafalgar Releasing announced today that the “City of Light” is coming soon to Cineplex theatres across Canada. Captured live from London’s West End, audiences can experience the highly-acclaimed and dazzling musical An American in Paris: The Musical on the big screen beginning September 20, 2018.
This new rendition of An American in Paris premiered in 2014 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris to ecstatic reviews before transferring to the Palace Theatre on Broadway, where it became the most awarded musical of the 2015/16 season, including winning four Tony® Awards. Following a successful run in Toronto as part of the overall North American tour, theatre enthusiasts from across Canada will have a chance to experience the magic of the hit musical on the big screen this fall.
Inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film of the same name, An American In Paris tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’ in 1945. The play follows Jerry Mulligan, an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war.
An American In Paris stars Tony® Award nominees Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan and Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, reprising their roles from the original Broadway production.An American In Paris also features a company of over 50 actors, dancers and musicians including Haydn Oakley as Henri Baurel, Zoë Rainey as Milo Davenport, David Seadon-Young as Adam Hochberg and Jane Asher as Madame Baurel.
The breathtakingly beautiful new musical features the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin (including the classic hits ‘S Wonderful and I Got Rhythm) as well as direction and choreography by the internationally renowned Christopher Wheeldon, recipient of the 2015 Tony® Award for Best Choreographer for this production.
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To learn more about An American in Paris: The Musical in cinemas, please visit anamericaninpariscinema.com.
For information regarding the National Tour please visit AnAmericanInParisBroadway.com.
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About Trafalgar Releasing
Trafalgar Releasing is an award winning, market leader in global event distribution, working in partnership to unite audiences with entertainment and the arts. Trafalgar Releasing is an integral part of Trafalgar Entertainment Group.
Since its launch in 2006, Trafalgar Releasing (formerly operating as Picturehouse Entertainment) brings special events to the big screen around the world including the Olivier and Tony award winning An American in Paris, Joe Stephenson's McKellen: Playing The Part, Rammstein: Paris, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, Gavin Elder’s David Gilmour Live at Pompeii and Black Sabbath: The End of The End from Dick Carruthers. Trafalgar Releasing slate includes Monty Python Live (mostly), The Rocky Horror Show Live, Roger Waters The Wall, The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s live season, Distant Sky - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen (a third collaboration with Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds), One More Time With Feeling directed by Andrew Dominik, Alan Bennett’s Diaries Live with the BBC, Faber & Faber and Profile Books, John le Carré Live: An Evening with George Smiley with Ink Factory and Fane Productions and Sophie Fiennes' Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami.
Trafalgar Releasing works with some of the world’s most renowned houses & companies; distributing high-profile arts content to cinemas worldwide from the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House. Additionally distributing in the UK, content from the Bolshoi Ballet, Glyndebourne, the National Theatre and The Metropolitan Opera.
In addition, Trafalgar Releasing has distributed award winning feature films including Paul Verhoeven’s Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, Elle, starring Isabelle Huppert, BAFTA winner The Imposter; 20,000 Days On Earth, featuring Nick Cave; The Lobster, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz; Green Room with Patrick Stewart; Todd Solondz’, Wiener-Dog, starring Greta Gerwig and Danny DeVito and Swiss Army Man with Daniel Radcliffe.