Since the first performance at the Palace Theatre on March 13, 2015, An American In Paris will have played 719 regular performances and 29 previews.
“An American In Paris has been a dream come true for all of us, and we are beyond thrilled with the show’s success,” said the show’s producers Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan and Roy Furman. “We are announcing our closing six months ahead so that as many people as possible can plan to experience the uniqueness and beauty of the show before it leaves Broadway. The production is expected to recoup its entire investment before the end of its Broadway run.”
If you don’t have a chance to see it on Broadway before it closes, the national tour begins in Boston in October, starring Garen Scribner and Sara Esty, followed by London in March, 2017, led by original stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope. Talks also are underway with producers in Japan, China and Australia about productions there.
The show received 12 Tony nominations and won 4 for Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations, Best Set Design and Best Lighting Design. The musical also won four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical, the Drama League Award for Best Musical, three Fred and Adele Astaire Awards and two Theatre World Awards.