Preview of Little Dancer at the Kennedy Center

• The Kennedy Center

Hi everyone. Saturday night was our first preview of Little Dancer at the Kennedy Center. It was a night I will never forget! Here are some fun behind the scenes pictures

First Rehearsal with the Orchestra

First rehearsal with the orchestra! This is really happening!!!! #sitzprobe #inspired #LittleDancerDC Enjoying my first sitzprobe with Boyd Gaines (Degas), Rebecca Luker (Older Marie) and Karen Ziemba (My mother, Martine). Definitely in good company!!! The amazing musical director David Loud introducing the orchestra to us

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present the world-premiere production of Little Dancer. Set in the harsh backstage world of the Paris Opera Ballet, the new musical is a fictionalized look at the life of the young ballerina who posed for Edgar Degas and became, inadvertently, the most famous dancer in the world. Here, the cast (including Rebecca Luker as Adult Marie van Goethem, New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck as Young Marie van Goethem and Boyd Gaines as Edgar Degas) runs through four of the show’s Lynn Ahrens (book and lyrics) and Stephen…

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The cast and creative team behind Little Dancer, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, performed excerpts and discussed the new show and BroadwayWorld was there to capture every moment. Click below for interviews with the company and four performance previews! Excerpts were performed by four-time Tony Award-winner Boyd Gaines, three-time Tony Award-nominee Rebecca Luker, New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck, and Kyle Harris. Inspired by the obscure ballerina who posed for the famed Edgar Degas sculpture Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (1879-81), this new musical follows the young dancer Marie Van Goethem as she struggles in the Paris Opera…

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