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An American in Paris heading to the West End?

The Tony Award-winning musical is holding auditions for ballet dancers

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Christopher Wheeldon's production of the Gershwin classic An American in Paris could be on its way across the pond after a casting call circulated yesterday announcing 'exploratory auditions' for a possible London production in 2017.

Adapted from the 1951 film starring Gene Kelly, An American in Paris premiered in Paris at the Théâtre du Châtelet before transferring to Broadway. It won four Tony Awards including Best Choreography for Brit director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.

The musical tells the story of an American soldier and a mysterious French girl yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Songs include "I Got Rhythm", "Shall We Dance" and "They Can't Take That Away From Me."

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