Lempicka

July 20 - August 1 | Main Stage
2018 Season

WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL
book and lyrics by Carson Kreitzer music by Matt Gould
choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly
directed by Rachel Chavkin

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.

 

 

SPONSORED BY


James & Virginia Giddens

Andrew Martin-Weber

Anonymous

LEMPICKA is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award

 

2018 SEASON PARTNERS


Herbert A. Allen

James & Virginia Giddens

Jessica & Matt Harris

Andrew Martin-Weber

Paul Neely

2 Anonymous Donors

 



 


Cast

Tim Creavin

Ensemble

Carmen Cusack

Rafaela

Eden Espinosa

Tamara De Lempicka

Natalie Joy Johnson

Suzi Solidor

Azudi Onyejekwe

Ensemble

Grace Porter

Ensemble

Steven Rattazzi

Marinetti

Andrew Samonsky

Tadeusz Lempicki

Sav Souza

Ensemble

Nathaniel Stampley

The Baron

Kay Trinidad

Ensemble

Rachel Tucker

The Baroness

Creative

Book & Lyrics
Music
Director
Choreographer
Associate Director
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Sound Design
Music Supervisor
Music Director
Music Assistant -- Musician
Music Assistant (Pre-Rehearsal)
Orchestrations
Copyist
Ableton/Keyboard
Ableton Programmer
Associate Ableton Programmer
Music Contractor

Press

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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