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Tickets available for Pittsburgh CLO’s ‘An American in Paris’

Tickets are now on sale for the new Broadway-bound musical “An American in Paris,” which Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera is producing with the Paris-based Theatre du Chatelet.

Through Nov. 23, those with a MasterCard can purchase tickets for the musical that begins previews on March 13 for an April 12 opening at the Palace Theatre at Broadway and 47th Street in New York City. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Dec. 7.

The musical that inspired by the Oscar-winning film that starred Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera executive producer Van Kaplan, is a producer of the new musical along with Stuart Oken and Roy Furman.

“It’s all good news I have to report,” Kaplan says, calling from Paris during a break in technical rehearsals. “It’s a beautiful physical production. Everything created by Theatre du Chatelet — the costumes, props, wigs and set — will be packed up and shipped to New York.”

The action revolves around a young World War II Army veteran who chooses newly liberated Paris to begin his career as a painter. A wealthy American woman also looking for a new start, offers support. But his life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with a secret of her own.

The production is performed in English with a cast that is almost entirely American, except for British actress Leanne Cope who plays Lise, Kaplan says.

“An American in Paris” will move to Broadway after its world premiere Nov. 22 at the Theatre du Chatelet.

Details: 877-250-2929 or Ticketmaster.com/AAIP


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