Amber Iman, Beth Leavel, Andrew Samonsky, More Join the Cast of Lempicka on Broadway | Playbill

Broadway News Amber Iman, Beth Leavel, Andrew Samonsky, More Join the Cast of Lempicka on Broadway

The biomusical following the life of the artist and exiled aristocrat played previous runs at Williamstown Theatre Festival and La Jolla Playhouse.

Amber Iman, Beth Leavel, and Andrew Samonsky

Amber Iman, Beth Leavel, Andrew Samonsky and more have joined Matt Gould (Witness Uganda) and Carson Kreitzer's Broadway-bound musical Lempicka, which will star Eden Espinosa as previously announced. Performances will begin at the Longacre Theatre March 19 ahead of an April 14 opening night. Tony winner Rachel Chavkin is at the helm.

The work follows the true story of Polish painter Tamara de Lempicka, a young aristocrat-turned-artist who flees with her husband from the turmoil of the Russian Revolution for exile in Paris. Once there, Tamara meets her new muse, Rafaela, and claws her way to success. The book, lyrics, and original concept are by Kreitzer, with Gould co-writing the book and penning the music.

Opposite Espinosa in the titular role, Iman, Leavel, and Samonsky will star as Rafaela, The Baroness, and Tadeusz Lempicki, respectively. The cast wll also feature George Abud as Marinetti, Natalie Joy Johnson as Suzy Solidor, Zoe Glick as Kizette, and Nathaniel Stampley as The Baron. Espinosa, Iman, Abud, Johnson, and Samonsky are reprising their roles from the La Jolla Playhouse production.

Raja Feather Kelly (A Strange Loop) is choreographing. The production will feature scenic design by Riccardo Hernández, costume design by Paloma Young, lighting design by Bradley King, sound design by Peter Hylenski and Justin Stasiw, projection design by Peter Nigrini, hair and wig design by Mia Neal, music supervision by Remy Kurs, music direction by Charity Wicks, orchestrations by Cian McCarthy, and casting by The Telsey Office. Peter Duchan is serving as creative consultant, and Cody Renard Richard will be production stage manager.

The musical has played two earlier runs, in 2019 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and in 2022 at La Jolla Playhouse. Espinosa starred in both earlier productions, both also directed by Chavkin. The work was also developed at the National Alliance for Musical Theater's Festival of New Musicals in 2016.

Seaview and Jenny Niederhoffer are producing, with Wagner Johnson Productions serving as executive producers.


See photos from the La Jolla run below:

See Production Photos of New Musical Lempicka Staring Eden Espinosa

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