An American in Paris
This staged version shares many elements with the 1951 film. The Gershwins’ score is glorious, the dancing superb and the plot—an ex-G.I. stays on in Paris after World War II and falls in love—charming. One character is a hidden Jewish child, and an American Jewish composer (based on Oscar Levant) plays an important role. This instant classic is written by Craig Lucas. At the Palace Theatre on Broadway.