Robert Fairchild & Leanne Cope Set for London’s An American in Paris


first_img ‘S Wonderful news for London! An American in Paris is heading to the West End, starring original Broadway leads Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope. The musical of hope, redemption and romance has landed the Dominion Theatre, where it will begin previews on March 4, 2017 and officially open on March 21.Fairchild appeared as a soloist since 2007 and a Principal Dancer since 2009 at New York City Ballet. Cope, a Brit, created several roles for the Royal Ballet School company, where she was promoted to First Artist in 2009. They both received Tony nominations for their work in the show.Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Christopher Wheeldon, the tuner tells the tale of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.An American in Paris features music by George and Ira Gershwin with a book by Craig Lucas. The show includes the songs “I Got Rhythm,” “‘S Wonderful,” “But Not For Me,” “Stairway to Paradise,” “Our Love Is Here To Stay,” “They Can’t Take That Away” and orchestral music including “Concerto in F,” “2nd Prelude,” “2nd Rhapsody” and “An American In Paris.” The score has been adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher.Along with Cope, the cast at Broadway’s Palace Theatre currently includes Garen Scribner, Veanne Cox, Jill Paice, Brandon Uranowitz and Max Von Essen. Fairchild departed the Main Stem incarnation earlier this year. Star Files View Comments Robert Fairchild & Leanne Cope in ‘An American in Paris'(Photo: Angela Sterling) Robert Fairchildlast_img

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