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Coincidence: TCM is airing the Oscar-Winning 1951 Film of 'An American in Paris' tonight (Nov. 28) at 8 (EST)
Last Edit: WaymanWong 04:48 pm EST 11/28/20
Posted by: WaymanWong 04:35 pm EST 11/28/20
In reply to: 'S Wonderful news: The Show Must Go On with Tony-Winning 'An American in Paris' on Nov. 27 - WaymanWong 07:43 pm EST 11/26/20

I enjoyed the 2015 stage adaptation, starring Robert Fairchild on Broadway, and then caught Ryan Steele doing the national tour.

But I still far prefer the original MGM movie. You can't beat Gene Kelly teaching ''I Got Rhythm'' to a bunch of adorable kids, or Georges Guetary belting ''I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise,'' flanked by showgirls. And most of all, there's the 17-minute closing ballet, starring Leslie Caron and Kelly. It's a tour de force of dance and art direction, an explosion of color and costumes that references French impressionist painters. What a masterpiece!
Link 'An American in Paris' ballet with Kelly & Caron: Dancing Scene, Part 1 of 7
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