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An American in Paris

When: Jan. 3-8 2017

In their Tony-winning 2015 Broadway production, director-choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and playwright Craig Lucas explore a different, darker vision of Vincente Minelli's beloved 1951 MGM movie musical. When the stage work begins, it's 1945 rather than 1950, and Paris is just beginning to emerge from the trauma of occupation during the second World War. Aspiring painter Jerry, the Gene Kelly character, is a battle-scarred war veteran. Lise, the aspiring ballerina Leslie Caron played, has survived the Holocaust. As the City of Lights reawakens to new possibilities and growth, can this unlikely couple do the same? Find out when the touring version comes to Durham this week. —Byron Woods

Price: $30-$165

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