PBS set to broadcast West End's 'An American in Paris' this November
Great Performances’ “Broadway’s Best” series will return in November with four TV premieres debuting Fridays November 2–23 at 9 PM ET on PBS. The recent production of 'An American in Paris', which was shown in UK cinemas in May and is expected to have a limited release in the US this September, is expected to be shown on November 2nd.
The 1951 MGM film starring Gene Kelly was inspired by George Gershwin’s score and became one of the most famous movie musicals, winning six Academy Awards. In 2015 a new stage adaptation of the film, directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, opened on Broadway and earned four Tony Awards. During its May 2017 run in London’s West End, the Broadway production was recorded with its original stars, Tony nominees Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope.