Zoe Rainey announced for An American In Paris

Date - 9 September, 2016, All News Theatre
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Zoe Rainey will be playing the principal role of Milo Davenport in An American in Paris, when it opens in the West End in April 2017.

The musical, which is inspired by the 1951 Academy Award-winning film of the same name, features music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin and a book by Craig Lucas. It had its world premiere at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, before opening at Broadway’s Palace Theatre on 12 April 2015 following previews from 13 March 2015. It was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and won four award including those for Best Scenic Design of a Musical and Best Choreography.

“Eager to begin his life anew after the brutality of combat, World War II Army veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. With the assistance of fellow ex-pat Milo Davenport, a wealthy American with a past she wishes to forget, Jerry’s life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret. Soon it becomes clear that Jerry’s friends-Adam, a Jewish American composer, and Henri, a Parisian aristocrat-also vie for Lise’s love.”

The production is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and features design by Bob Crowley, lighting design by Natasha Katz and sound design by Jon Weston.

An American In Paris will open at the Dominion Theatre on 1st April 2017.

Overview

Zoe stage credits include; Lois in Kiss Me, Kate for Opera North & Welsh National Opera, Milo Davenport in An American in Paris at the Dominion Theatre, The Winter's Tale and Romeo & Juliet, both directed by Kenneth Branagh at the Garrick Theatre, She Stoops To Conquer at the National Theatre, Guys and Dolls and Parade both at the Donmar Warehouse.

Recent film credits include Mr Holmes for Bill Condon and Walt Disney's live action remakes of Cinderella and Beauty & the Beast, directed by Kenneth Branagh and Bill Condon respectively.

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