The cast and creative of team of Marie, Dancing Still – A New Musical, written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, were in New York this week ahead of the show's upcoming production at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, the musical is about the relationship between French artist Edgar Degas and Marie Van Goethem, the real-life dancer in the corps de ballet of the Paris Opera who posed for him.
New York City Principal Ballet Dancer Tiler Peck, who starred in the musical’s 2014 Kennedy Center engagement (under the title Little Dancer), returns to the role of Marie, opposite Tony nominee Terrence Mann as Degas. The cast also features Tony nominee Louise Pitre as Adult Marie, Tony nominee Dee Hoty as Mary Cassat, Tony winner Karen Ziemba as Martine Van Goethem, Jenny Powers as Antoinette Van Goethem, Kyle Harris as Christian, Christopher Gurr as Corbeil and Degas Understudy, with Noelle Hogan as Charlotte Van Goethem.
Flip through photos of the production below:
Photos: See the Cast and Creative Team of Marie, Dancing Still Meet the Press
The creative team has updated material since its 2014 world premiere at the Kennedy Center, focusing more on the once “unknown” woman at the heart of the story. “It feels right to honor Marie, this unknown young dancer who's actually now the most famous dancer in the world,” Ahrens told Playbill. “It’s time the world knew her name and her struggle and her triumph.”
Performances will begin in Seattle March 22 and run through April 14.