Emanuel Azenberg and Ben Sprecher are attached to produce the workshop, according to an audition notice. d'Amboise will direct and choreograph.
The new play with dance was scheduled to make its world premiere at South Coast Repertory earlier this year. Noah Haidle's Mr. Marmalade made its debut in the Costa Mesa, California company's season in lieu of The Studio which was "indefinitely postponed for additional development," according to a release.
The Studio takes a behind-the-scenes look at the New York dance world as it tells the story of a very well-known choreographer with an unknown private life. At work on a new ballet, the choreographer works with two dancers — a weathered veteran and an eager newcomer.
d'Amboise has worked as a choreographer, director and dancer. On Broadway, he co-starred with Bernadette Peters in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance, earning him a Tony nomination. His choreography was featured in the original production of High Society and Terrence Mann's Romeo and Juliet. He has also created over 70 ballets for companies including the San Francisco Ballet, the New York City Ballet, the Het National Ballet in Amsterdam and The Royal Ballet of Flanders.
The multi-faceted artist comes from a dance-heavy family. He starred in Song and Dance with his sister Charlotte d' Amboise — whose credits include Contact, Chicago, Company and Carrie. Their father is choreographer-performer Jacques d'Amboise (Shinbone Alley).