PHOTO CALL: Tiler Peck, Boyd Gaines, Karen Ziemba, Jenny Powers and Susan Stroman at the Meet-and Greet for New Musical Little Dancer

News   PHOTO CALL: Tiler Peck, Boyd Gaines, Karen Ziemba, Jenny Powers and Susan Stroman at the Meet-and Greet for New Musical Little Dancer
 
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' world-premiere production of the new musical Little Dancer will play the Eisenhower Theater Oct. 25-Nov. 30.

Directed and choreographed by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman, opening in DC is scheduled for Nov. 20.

Little Dancer features book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Lynn Ahrens and music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty.

Joining the previously announced four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines as Edgar Degas, three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker as Adult Marie van Goethem and New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck as Young Marie van Goethem are Polly Baird, Wendi Bergamini, Lauren Blackman, Sophia Anne Caruso, Janet Dickinson, Juliet Doherty, Nina Goldman, Kyle Harris, Sean Martin Hingston, Jolina Javier, Michael X. Martin, Michael McCormick, James Pierce III, Jenny Powers, Katelyn Prominksi, Michele Ragusa, John Riddle, Amy Ruggiero, Joseph Simeone, Justin Urso, Lyrica Woodruff and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba.

"Part fact, part fiction, and set in the harsh backstage world of the Paris Opera Ballet," press notes state, "Little Dancer is inspired by the young ballerina who posed for Edgar Degas and became, inadvertently, the most famous dancer in the world. Torn by her family’s poverty, her debt to the artist and the lure of wealthy men, Marie struggles to keep her place in the ballet corps—a girl on the verge of womanhood, caught between the conflicting demands of life and art." The production will also have set design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington, sound design by Kai Harada and music supervision by David Loud.

Shawn Gough will conduct the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra.

Tickets starting at $45 are on sale now by visiting the Kennedy Center website, in-person at the Kennedy Center box office or by calling (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324.

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