Broadway's Lempicka Sets May Closing Date | Playbill

Broadway News Broadway's Lempicka Sets May Closing Date

Amber Iman and Eden Espinosa are both 2024 Tony nominees for their performances in the new musical.

Amber Iman and Eden Espinosa in Lempicka Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman

Broadway's Lempicka will play its final performance May 19. The musical began previews at the Longacre Theatre March 19, and officially opened April 14.

The closing notice is the first to come through following April 30's announcement of this year's Tony nominees. Though Lempicka has struggled at the box office since beginning performances, the show earned three Tony nominations, including nods for the performances of its stars Eden Espinosa and Amber Iman.

"We are so proud of our production and the family of artists and artisans who’ve shaped it," reads a statement from producers Seaview and Jenny Niederhoffer. "Few knew better than Tamara de Lempicka that art isn’t easy but always worth the effort."

The musical stars Espinosa as 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 (Iman), and claws her way to success. The book, lyrics, and original concept are by Carson Kreitzer, with Matt Gould co-writing the book and penning the music. Read the Broadway reviews here.

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Opposite Espinosa and Iman, the cast features Beth Leavel as The Baroness, Andrew Samonsky as Tadeusz Lempicki, George Abud as Marinetti, Natalie Joy Johnson as Suzy Solidor, Zoe Glick as Kizette, and Nathaniel Stampley as the Baron.

The company also includes Alex Aquilino, Lauren Blackman, Stephen Brower, Kyle Brown, Holli’ Conway, Abby Matsusaka, Jimin Moon, Khori Michelle Petinaud, Ximone Rose, and Nicholas Ward. Mariand Torres is the standby for Tamara de Lempicka and The Baroness, with the group rounded out by swings Veronica Fiaoni, Michael Milkanin, Mary Page Nance, and Julio Rey.

Raja Feather Kelly (A Strange Loop) is the musical's choreographer. The production features 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 Leah J. Loukas, make-up design by Kirk Cambridge-Del Pesche, music supervision and arrangements by Remy Kurs, music direction by Charity Wicks, orchestrations by Cian McCarthy, and casting by The Telsey Office's Craig Burns. Peter Duchan is serving as creative consultant, and Cody Renard Richard is 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 produce, with Sue Wagner, John Johnson, and Jillian Robbins serving as executive producers.


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