In a Director’s Viewpoint: Arizona Broadway Theatre’s production of An American in Paris

by Jay Horne HISTORY An American in Paris is a musical play inspired by the 1951 Academy Award-winning film of the same name and adapted for the stage by Christopher Wheeldon. It opened at the Palace Theatre on Broadway in April 2015, following an engagement at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Incorporating songs from George and Ira Gershwin, the book is by Craig Lucas. The musical won several Tony Awards. The…