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Lord of the dance

Christopher Wheeldon is a formidable talent in the world of ballet; a former dancer turned choreographer, he’s now turning his skills to directing a glorious adaptation of An American in Paris, which has just opened in the West End

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS IS BASED ON ONE OF THE GREAT HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS

– A love letter to post-war Paris starring Gene Kelly and with timeless music and songs by George and Ira Gershwin. With a new book by playwright Craig Lucas, and direction and choreography by Christopher Wheeldon, the stage version stormed Broadway, earning a clutch of awards including four Tonys. Wheeldon’s busy schedule is already full of a string of ballet and opera productions for the next four years, plus choreography duties on a Ralph Fiennes-directed movie about Rudolf Nureyev this summer. He splits his time between London and New York, where he lives with his husband Ross, a yoga instructor. But right now, he’s in town to oversee the West End run of An American in Paris. Two nights into previews, we meet to discuss the pressures of adapting a cinematic classic for the stage and the power musicals have to connect with gay audiences.

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