This is 'the one'. An American in Paris is a thing of absolute beauty, a visually breathtaking musical in which no-one sings for the first 10 minutes while the scenery, music and projection combine to set the story, which then explodes in a luxurious dance-led staging the like of which London hasn't seen in decades, iced with mellow Gershwin tunes. Leading man Robert Fairchild is movie-star handsome but his athletic grace in the ballet and command of the romance and the comedy will leave you gasping for comparisons and short of superlatives. If we could give six stars, we would. An American in Paris, Dominion Theatre, 268-9 Tottenham Court Road, W1T 7AQ, £19.50-125.00, Until 30 October, ★★★★★ [Monday-Saturday]
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