Behind The Scenes Video For Ahrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER
The official description of LITTLE DANCER is as follows: "Part fact, part fiction, and set in the harsh backstage world of the Paris Opera Ballet, this brand-new Kennedy Center musical is inspired by the story of Marie van Goethem, a young ballerina who posed for Edgar Degas and became, inadvertently, the most famous dancer in the world. Torn by her family's poverty, her debt to the artist, and the lure of wealthy men, she struggles to keep her place in the corps de ballet--a girl on the verge of womanhood, caught between the conflicting demands of life and art. Degas's sculpture "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen" continues to captivate as one of the National Gallery of Art's most popular exhibits--and now the Kennedy Center brings its fascinating story to life in what is unquestionably the landmark event of the new D.C. theater season. Starring four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines (Gypsy, The Heidi Chronicles) as Edgar Degas, three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker (Mary Poppins, The Music Man) as adult Marie, and New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck as young Marie, the musical is being penned by the Tony Award-winning team of book and lyrics writer Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Rocky), with direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!)."
More information on LITTLE DANCER is available at the official site here.
View the new behind the scenes video featurette for LITTLE DANCER below.
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