Mirvish and Aubrey Dan present the musical by George and Ira Gershwin, book by Craig Lucas. An American soldier and a mysterious French woman find each other in at the end of WWII in this musical based on the film. Opens Mar 27 and runs to Apr 29, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Wed 1:30 pm, Sat-Sun 2 pm. $59-$175.
This revamping of the movie musical about various Americans in the City Of Light features an earnest, convoluted plot and a first act that lacks narrative tension. But the second act includes one showstopper after another, capped off by the eponymous sequence in which stars McGee Maddox and Allison Walsh, both trained ballet dancers, captivate in Bob Crowleys sumptuous, Mondrian-inspired sets and costumes. S Wonderful indeed.
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Location - Princess of Wales Theatre