Paris, after the end of the Second World War: GI Jerry Mulligan stays in the City of Lights after falling in love with a mademoiselle at first sight. Being a stranger, Jerry gets to know pianist Adam Hochberg, who - unbeknown to Jerry - adores the same woman. The two of them have to work together for a ballett with said woman, who is promised to Henri Baurel. Henri also gets acquainted with Jerry and Adam.
The West End production of An American in Paris was filmed live on stage at the Dominion Theatre after transferring from Broadway's Palace Theatre. On September 2017 it was announced that the production was filmed with the original leads (the production closed that same month).
The filmed performance was later released to cinemas around the world in May of 2018 and made avilable on streaming platforms in September of that same year.
The show later aired on PBS as part of Great Performances and released on home media from Liberator Film Studios in 2021.