STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Tiler Peck's LITTLE DANCER Photo Shoot at the Kennedy Center
New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck stars as Young Marie in the Kennedy Center's world premiere musical LITTLE DANCER. Click below to go behind the scenes of Peck's photo shoot for the production, and check out the final portrait here!
Performances for the Kennedy Center world premiere musical begin October 25 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater and the official press night is Thursday, November 20. The production features book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Lynn Ahrens, music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty, and direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Along with Tiler Peck as the young Marie van Goethem, the musical will star four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines as Edgar Degas and three-time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker as the adult Marie van Goethem.
Part fact, part fiction, and set in the harsh backstage world of the Paris Opera Ballet, Little Dancer is inspired by the 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, Marie struggles to keep her place in the ballet corps -- a girl on the verge of womanhood, caught between the conflicting demands of life and art.
The creative team includes set design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design byKen Billington, sound design by Kai Harada, and music supervision by David Loud. Shawn Gough will conduct the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra.
Complete casting will be announced soon. Tickets are on sale now to Kennedy Center Members; tickets go on sale to the general public August 6.