The stage adaptation of Gene Kelly's classic film An American In Paris is heading to Broadway next year (15).

The 1951 movie about an American soldier falling in love in post-war Paris, France, which was inspired by George Gershwin's 1928 orchestral composition of the same name, has found a home at New York City's Palace Theater.

The venue is soon to be vacated by Tupac Shakur musical Holler If Ya Hear Me, which closes on Sunday (20Jul14).

An American in Paris, directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, will appropriately have its world premiere at the French capital's Theatre du Chatelet this December (14) for a limited run.

The production will then head to the Great White Way, with previews beginning 13 March (15).