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New York Post: 'An American in Paris' readies to take over Broadway

The one new show that may have some currency is “An American in Paris,” which opens April 12 at the Palace.

Based on the Oscar-winning 1951 movie, it played to sold-out houses in its December tryout at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Local critics gave it ze raves, as did some London critics who chunneled over for the premiere.

Bold, satisfying and witty,” cooed the Daily Telegraph. “A poetic cocktail of French chic and Broadway pizzazz,” said the Financial Times. “Comme sur des roulettes!” cheered Le Monde — which I translate, loosely, as “Does your dog bite?”

- Michael Riedel

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NPR: The French Go Crazy For 'An American in Paris'

"Parisians are going gaga over An American in Paris, the first-ever stage production of the 1951 Hollywood film starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron and with a musical score by George Gershwin.

The performance at Paris' Chatelet theater is getting rave reviews and has completely sold out. It's not hard to see why: The stage comes alive with the story of an American artist and the young French dancer he falls in love with. It's filled with fabulous dancing and all those great Gershwin tunes." -Eleanor Beardsley

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