star Dominion Theatre

268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AQ

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An American in Paris

An American in Paris
Acclaimed as “a perfect integration of dance, romance and classic Gershwin” (The New York Times), An American In Paris is the award-winning, thrillingly staged and astonishingly danced Broadway musical featuring some of the greatest music and lyrics ever written. Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war. Performed by a company of over 50 actors, dancers and musicians, and directed and choreographed by Olivier and Tony® Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, this stunning re-imagining of the Oscar® winning film played a sold out, world premiere engagement at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris before transferring triumphantly to Broadway, where it became the most awarded musical of the year. This “breathtakingly beautiful staging of the MGM musical” (The Independent), features many of George and Ira Gershwin’s most popular and timeless songs, including I Got Rhythm, ’S Wonderful and They Can’t Take That Away From Me, together with George Gershwin’s sublime compositions Concerto in F and An American in Paris. Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Lucas, the “ravishing production” (Variety) features set and costume designs by seven-time Tony® Award-winner Bob Crowley (The Audience; Mary Poppins); projections by the renowned British designers 59 Productions (War Horse; London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony); sound by Jon Weston and lighting by Natasha Katz, who won her fifth Tony® Award for this production. Prepare to be swept away as this “elegant, exuberant and sublime new musical” (Associated Press) arrives at the beautifully refurbished Dominion Theatre from March 2017. more

Directions

The theatre can be seen from the station, on the corner of the crossroads between Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street.

Tube

Tottenham Court Road.

Train

Charing Cross, Victoria, Waterloo.

Bus

7, 8, 10, 14, 19, 24, 25, 29, 38, 55, 73, 98, 176.

Parking

Great Russell Street NCP.

History

Dominion Theatre

The Dominion Theatre is relatively new compared to other West End theatres in London. It first opened in October 1929 having been built in 1928 stop it was originally built as a theatre but was converted in the early 1930s to allow the screening of movies.

The architects were the Milburns and created a distinctive portland stone fronts of the theatre. Nowadays the capacity is well over 2000 making it a very large theatre although it was even bigger before when the former upper circle was still working.

In the last few years, the theatre has been renovated a significant amount including work on the dressing room block, the main for a and the creation of a new studio and rehearsal room. Most recently in 2011 over £200,000 spent on connecting the theatre to a building used for theatre management offices.

The theatre is currently owned by the nadir land organisation who have put on notably, the huge smash hit musical We Will Rock You. The show has been a massive runaway success and has now been running for 10 years making it easily the longest running musical ever to play at the Dominion Theatre. Other notable productions include Grease, Swan Lake, Beauty and the Beast and Scrooge but of course Queen's We Will Rock You is what it is most famous for today.

Food and Drink

Four bars which also serve hot and cold refreshments and snacks.

Accessibility

Wheelchair users welcome, disabled toilet available, infra red hearing system.

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