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Jane Asher joins West End cast of An American in Paris

Jane Asher will star in The Gathered Leaves with her daughter Katie Scarfe. Photo: Featureflash/Shutterstock.com
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Jane Asher is to appear in the West End transfer of An American in Paris.

Haydn Oakley, Zoe Rainey, David Seadon-Young and Ashley Day have also been announced as joining the cast of the transfer, which will be led by its Broadway stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope.

The musical, which won four Tony awards in 2015, begins previews at the Dominion Theatre on March 4, 2017, with press night on March 21. It is currently booking until September 30.

The show is adapted from the Oscar-winning film of the same name, with music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin and a new book by Craig Lucas.

The stage production has been conceived by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, who also directs. Design is by Bob Crowley, with lighting and sound by Natasha Katz and Jon Weston respectively.

Projection design is by 59 Productions, and the score is adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher, with orchestrations by Christopher Austin.

Dance arrangements are by Sam Davis, musical supervision by Todd Ellison, while Don Sebesky and Bill Elliott have provided additional orchestrations.

An American in Paris is produced in the West End by Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan, Roy Furman, Michael McCabe and Joshua Andrews.

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