AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, PLUS REMEMBERING JEAN-CLAUDE
"An American in Paris" is now on Broadway as a new adaptation of the 1951 Oscar-winning film.
An American in Paris is now on Broadway as a new adaptation of the 1951 Oscar-winning film, itself inspired by George Gershwin's 1928 symphonic poem. The guests are musical theater historian Robert Kimball (author of The Gershwins) and Rob Fisher, musical director of the stage musical, to discuss the Gershwin and how the composer's work is being adapted anew. Next up, Theater Talk pays tribute to Jean-Claude Baker, author of Josephine: The Hungry Heart, the biography of his foster mother Josephine Baker (1906-1975), the legendary Twentieth Century entertainer, African American icon and another American in Paris.