If you haven't seen Christopher Wheeldon's Tony Award winning musical An American in Paris yet, you better hop to it. The hugely successful Broadway production closes on January 1, 2017 after a nearly two-year long run. Don't panic if you can't drop everything and buy a plane ticket to New York, though: The show will commence its national tour in October 2016.
The U.S. tour will star former San Francisco Ballet soloist Garen Scribner as Jerry Mulligan (who has been performing the role on Broadway) and former Miami City Ballet soloist Sara Esty as Lise Dassin. At the show's London opening in March 2017, New York City Ballet principal Robert Fairchild and The Royal Ballet's Leanne Cope will reprise their originating roles.
“Ballerinas" and “Broadway" can be used in the same sentence more and more these days. Who could forget Megan Fairchild and Misty Copeland in On the Town? Next up for Lincoln Center/Great White Way crossovers: New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin (who also starred in On the Town) will join the cast of the CATS revival, opening on Broadway in July.
The American in Paris tour includes stops in Florida, Texas, California, Colorado, Iowa and more. For a complete list and tickets, visit here.