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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
Friday, March 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, March 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm MST
Herberger Theater Center and Arizona Broadway Theatre co-present AN AMERICAN IN PARIS March 8 – 24, 2019, as part of the BROADWAY AT THE HERBERGER SERIES
‘S Wonderful! Love, dreams, and the joy of being alive! An enduring story of hope, romance, and love in a city rebuilding from the heartbreak of World War II, An American in Paris is the Broadway musical adaptation of the Academy Award-winning film featuring some of George and Ira Gershwin’s most beloved music including “I Got Rhythm,” “The Man I Love” and “They Can’t Take That Away from Me.”
Herberger Theater Center (HTC) and Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) continue their uniquely successful partnership as co-presenters of the Broadway at The Herberger Series at HTC with An American in Paris March 8 – 24. Past co-productions include A Christmas Carol, Beauty and The Beast, Mary Poppins, and most recently, Sweeney Todd this past September.
“It goes without saying that we’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response from the theatre-going public to our co-presented productions at HTC over the past two years,” said Kiel Klaphake, Executive Producer at ABT. “Having an entirely new audience experience the ABT brand of Broadway-style musical theatre entertainment on Center Stage at Herberger Theater Center is both thrilling and rewarding. We could not be more excited about continuing this partnership far into the future.”
Arizona Broadway Theatre was named a Resident Company at HTC in 2018 joining Arizona Theatre Company, iTheatre Collaborative, Center Dance Ensemble, Childsplay and Arizona Opera as one of HTC’s six Resident Companies.
“We are very excited that our partnership with ABT will continue to bring fantastic productions to audiences in Phoenix and throughout the valley now and for years to come,” said Mark Mettes, President & CEO at HTC. “An American in Paris is filled with memorable music, a talented cast and a creative team that are sure to sweep audiences off their feet.”
The cast includes New York based actors and Valley newcomers Andrew Ruggieri and Rebecca Shulla as the star-crossed lovers, Jerry Mulligan and Lise Dassin. Also new to ABT and HTC are Matthew Blum (Mr. Z.) and Ensemble members Emma Bartolomucci, Alyssa Ishihara, Scotty Jacobson, Megan Schwartz, Daniel Stanley, and Emily Stys.
Returning to the Valley of the Sun are ABT alums Michael Brennan (Titanic) as Henri Baurel, Michael O’Brien (Sweeney Todd (HTC), A Christmas Carol (HTC), Man of La Mancha, Carousel, Les Mis) as Adam Hochberg, Beatrice Crosbie (Mary Poppins (HTC)) as Milo Davenport, Carolyn McPhee (Titanic, Catch Me If You Can, The Bridges of Madison County, Hands on a Hardbody) as Madame Baurel, Christopher Cody Cooley (Titanic, Catch Me If You Can, Show Boat) as Monsieur Baurel, Laurie Trygg (A Christmas Carol, Legally Blonde, The Little Mermaid, Sweet Charity, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Odd Couple) as Olga.
Filling out the Ensemble are Lauren Alagna (Catch Me If You Can), Evan Dolan (Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Carol), James Du Chateau (Catch Me If You Can), Sebastian Goldberg (Catch Me If You Can), Lauren Paley (Show Boat, A Christmas Carol, Beauty and the Beast (HTC), Charles Pang (Catch Me If You Can), and Kara Ziringer (Miracle on 34th Street, Sweeney Todd (HTC), Mary Poppins (HTC) Show Boat, A Christmas Carol (HTC)).
An American in Paris transfers to HTC following a four-week run at ABT’s Peoria location Jan 25 – March 1. Upcoming Broadway at The Herberger co-productions include The Addams Family, July 12 – 28, and Sister Act, Aug 30 – Sept 15. Three all-new shows coming as part of the Broadway at The Herberger Series were announced February 4.
To purchase tickets or for more information, visit HerbergerTheater.org, or contact the HTC Box Office at 602-252-8497.
About the Herberger Theater: Where Audience Meets Art
The Herberger Theater is a 501(c)(3) Arizona non-profit organization that supports and fosters growth of the arts in Phoenix as the premier performance venue, arts incubator and advocate. Opened in 1989 and fully renovated in 2010, the Herberger Theater offers three theater venues, art gallery, plaza and rentable event space for a variety of community uses. The Herberger Theater hosts a diverse range of dramatic, dance and musical performances; is home to local theater and dance companies; its gallery provides a venue for Arizona artists to present their works; and a plaza that hosts civic and arts events. Proceeds from annual fundraising benefits its Youth Outreach Programs, designed to give Arizona children (ages 3-19) opportunities to excel, learn and heal through experience with the arts. Over the last 29 years, four million patrons have enjoyed more than 15,000 performances at the Herberger Theater. HerbergerTheater.org
About Arizona Broadway Theatre
Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT), Arizona’s leader in Musical Theatre, is a professional theatre located in Phoenix’s West Valley that showcases locally and nationally acclaimed artists. Known for its elaborate sets, stunning costumes and talented casts, ABT also provides palate-pleasing sit-down table service with themed menu items to accompany the award-winning on-stage fare. Since opening its doors in the fall of 2005, the ABT team has taken great care to create a beautiful, versatile performance space that allows for every type of theatrical production and special event. From the locally produced Mainstage Broadway-style musicals to the community driven Theatre for Young Audiences, Academy for Young Performers arts-education camps, and Youth Performance troupe (HyRev) arts-education programs, ABT plays a uniquely pivotal role in the vibrant and growing arts scene in the Valley of the Sun. Named a Resident Company at Herberger Theater Center in 2018, ABT has expanded its brand of Broadway-style musical entertainment to an all-new audience in the Central and East Valley.