July 20 - August 1 | Main Stage
Featuring Tony nominee Carmen Cusack and Eden Espinosa, this world premiere musical is directed by Tony nominee Rachel Chavkin, with music by Matt Gould and book and lyrics by Carson Kreitzer. Fleeing the Russian revolution and leaving behind a world of opulence and wealth, aristocrat Tamara de Lempicka (Espinosa) and her beloved husband Tadeusz (Andrew Samonsky) are forced to make a new life. In the rising tide of fascism, Tamara takes to painting to survive, and when she meets the free-spirited Rafaela (Cusack), a prostitute on the fringes of Parisian society, she’s torn between the life she cherishes with her husband and the passion, ambition, and possibility awoken in her by her new muse. Inspired by the life of the artist who transformed herself from penniless refugee to star of the art world when the world itself teetered on chaos, Lempicka looks at the beauty and danger of one painter pursuing it all.
By special arrangement with Seaview Productions, Marathon Live Entertainment and Jenny Niederhoffer Productions
Program and casting subject to change.
Tamara De Lempicka
New York Times Critics’ Pick
“Musical theatre fans who’ve been wondering why they don’t write dominating parts for women anymore have reason to cheer”
“Lempicka is a woke throwback — old-fashioned if you think of Evita or Les Miserables, the blockbusters that ruled Broadway, as old-fashioned”
“Eden Espinosa’s Lempicka is indeed a legitimate successor to Ms. Patti LuPone’s Eva Perón”
-Ben Brantley, The New York Times
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