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Fleeing the Russian revolution and leaving behind a world of opulence and wealth, aristocrat Tamara de Lempicka (Espinosa) and her beloved husband Tadeusz (Andrew Samonsky) are forced to make a new life.



In the rising tide of fascism, Tamara takes to painting to survive, and when she meets the free-spirited Rafaela (Cusack), a prostitute on the fringes of Parisian society, she's torn between the life she cherishes with her husband and the passion, ambition, and possibility awoken in her by her new muse.



Inspired by the life of the artist who transformed herself from penniless refugee to star of the art world when the world itself teetered on chaos, Lempicka looks at the beauty and danger of one painter pursuing it all.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022
Beginning tomorrow, September 10, 2022, the Off-Broadway transfer of This Beautiful Future will launch a $22 Rush access program exclusively with TodayTix.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter Mykal Kilgore on Sunday, September 25 at 7:00 PM. Kilgore will perform original selections from his acclaimed debut album, A Man Born Black, in addition to his latest single “The Man in the Barbershop.”
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022
Abingdon Theatre Company has announced casting for their upcoming 30th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 24 at The Edison Ballroom. Stars will come out to celebrate Abingdon’s milestone 30th anniversary as ATC honors Tony Award nominee David Zippel and ATC Board President DMW Greer. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022
General tickets are now on sale for the World Premiere of Only Gold, a new musical with music and lyrics by platinum recording artist and BRIT Award winner Kate Nash (“GLOW”) and a book by Tony Award® winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and Ted Malawer (Everything Beautiful Happens at Night) at MCC Theater.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present the solo concert debut of Samantha Pauly, currently starring on Broadway in SIX the Musical, for two special performances on Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022
Abingdon Theatre Company (Chad Austin, Artistic Director) has announced additional casting for their upcoming 30th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 24 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). The star-studded cast will be celebrating Abingdon’s milestone 30th anniversary as ATC honors Tony Award winner David Zippel and ATC Board President DMW Greer. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2022
Previews begin tonight, September 17, for the 17-week engagement of Death of a Salesman. The opening night performance is scheduled for Sunday, October 9 at the Hudson Theatre. Meet the cast bringing this iconic play to life!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022
1776 begins previews on Broadway tonight, Friday, September 16, ahead of its official opening on Thursday, October 6, 2022. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, January 8, 2023 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present two special shows with stage and screen star Eden Espinosa on Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7, both at 7:00 PM. In this intimate evening of music and stories, Eden reflects on her roots and offers a glimpse of what’s to come.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2022
A new track “Morocco” has been released from Almost Famous – Original Cast Recording. The song, performed by Solea Pfeiffer and Casey Likes, features music by Tom Kitt with lyrics by Cameron Crowe and Tom Kitt.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2022
National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced this year's directors and music directors for the 34th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which returns in person and takes place on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21, 2022, at New World Stages.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2022
Michael R. Jackson's WHITE GIRL IN DANGER will begin previews on March 15, 2023 and will officially open on April 10, 2023 at Second Stage’s Off-Broadway home, the Tony Kiser Theater. The limited 8-week run will play through Sunday, May 21, 2023.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2022
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present The Golden Girls Live: On Stage! on Saturday, September 24 at 9:30 PM. The show was created almost twenty years ago by Peter Mac and John Mac as a loving drag tribute to everyone's favorite sitcom.
by Evan Henerson - May 5, 2022
Read our critic's review. HADESTOWN, the too-hot musical by Anais Mitchell directed by Rachel Chavkin, is a scorcher. Masterfully sung, elegantly staged and with a sensibility so romantic it could physically knock you over, the national tour of the 2019 Tony Award-winning musical parks at the Ahmanson through the end of May.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022
Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced two special events for the 2022 summer season, an extension of Man of God due to popular demand, dates and programming for the Fridays@3 reading series, as well as creative teams and casting for Man of God, Most Happy in Concert, and we are continuous. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022
La Jolla Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for its 2022/2023 season opener: Lempicka, book, lyrics and original concept by Carson Kreitzer, book and music by Matt Gould, choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, and directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Broadway’s Hadestown), running June 14 – July 24.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022
Celebration Theatre is presenting a cast of trans and non-binary actors the platform to bring their trans* heroes to life on stage. Tales from the Transcestors is the telling of six transgender stories across history. It is a multi-genre experience inclusive of music, poetry, and vignettes.
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2022
The first song from the upcoming Original Cast Recording of the musical Lempicka has been released. Listen as Eden Espinosa sings 'Woman Is'!
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022
Partners Temah Higgins, Mollie Mann and DJ Martin of BOND Theatrical, an independently-owned booking and marketing agency for live entertainment, announced several staffing changes today that build on the agency's innovative and strategic offerings for their roster of clients.
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022
Meet the complete cast for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, as rehearsals began in New York ahead of the musical's world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement this summer at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2022
La Jolla Playhouse has announced the final two productions for its 2022/2023 season: the world-premiere musical The Outsiders, to run February/March, 2023; and a re-imagined production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, to run November/December, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022
Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced Mike Lew as the recipient of the 2022 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award for his play tiny father. Lew will receive the $10,000 award and the accompanying $10,000 Jay Harris Commission to write a new play.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2022
Audible Inc. has announced An Evening with Amber Iman, the next live event from Audible Theater, running for three nights only from Thursday, April 21 to Saturday, April 23. An Evening with Amber Iman will be recorded live from the Minetta Lane Theatre and released to a global audience as an Audible Original.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2022
Williamstown Theatre Festival announced today additional casting and creative team members for the 2022 Summer Season, the final two Fridays@3 readings, and fellowships.
by E.H. Reiter - Jun 30, 2022
What did our critic think? LEMPICKA, the musical about artist Tamara de Lempicka is bold, dynamic, contemporary, and offers a compelling look at a unique artist as she learns about herself, art, and love.
by Review Roundups - Jun 30, 2022
What did the critics think? La Jolla Playhouse's pre-Broadway production of Lempicka, the sweeping new musical celebrating the gripping true story of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2022
National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the lineup of new musicals for their 34th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which returns in person and takes place on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21, 2022, at New World Stages. See the full lineup of musicals here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022
Lempicka, the sweeping new musical celebrating the gripping true story of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka, has just released its third single, “Stay” performed by Amber Iman with lyrics by Carson Kreitzer, music by Matt Gould, orchestrations by Cian McCarthy, music supervised, arranged, and conducted by Remy Kurs. Listen here!
by - Jun 28, 2022
Today's top stories include an inside look at the 2022 Jimmy Awards, photos from Lempicka, To Kill a Mockingbird, and more! Plus, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Antonio Banderas have announced the creation of a new joint venture, Amigos Para Siempre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022
On the heels of its West Coast premiere, the pre-Broadway production of Lempicka, the sweeping new musical celebrating the gripping true story of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka, has just released the very first production photos for the highly anticipated production. See the photos here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022
As part of their commitment to reducing barriers to participation and access, Williamstown Theatre Festival has announce a new affordable-tickets pilot program for the 2022 Season: AccessTix.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022
Second Stage Theater has announced two new productions for its upcoming 2022-23 Season. Tony Award-nominee Bess Wohl will return to the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) this Fall with the New York premiere of CAMP SIEGFRIED. Spring 2023 will see the Broadway premiere of Larissa FastHorse's THE THANKSGIVING PLAY,
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022
The Broadway League’s Black to Broadway Initiative will present the second annual Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth concert, a free outdoor event centered around Black artistry and community.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022
Lempicka, the sweeping new musical celebrating the gripping true story of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka, has just released its second single, “Perfection” performed by George Abud with lyrics by Carson Kreitzer, music by Matt Gould, and orchestrations by Cian McCarthy. Listen here! 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022
Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere musical, Goddess. The musical stage production is conceived and directed by Saheem Ali, music and lyrics by Michael Thurber, and written by Jocelyn Bioh. Previews begin Saturday, August 13, and the show runs through Sunday, September 25.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2022
Williamstown Theatre Festival is celebrating tonight’s first performance of Most Happy in Concert, Tony Award-nominated director Daniel Fish’s reimagining of Frank Loesser’s critically adored score to the musical The Most Happy Fella, choreographed by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, playing through Sunday, July 31 on the Main Stage.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2022
Additional casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. Opening night is set for Sunday, October 9 at the Hudson Theatre, and the show will run for a strictly limited 17-week engagement starting Monday, September 19.
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2022
Get a first look at the pre-Broadway production of Lempicka, the sweeping new musical celebrating the gripping true story of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka. Watch all new video highlights from the production at La Jolla Playhouse!
by - Jul 1, 2022
Today's top stories include a first look at the cast of the upcoming film adaptation of 13 the Musical, featuring Debra Messing and more! Plus, the Broadway cast of Into The Woods takes their first bows, Broadway Barks lineup announced, and more!
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2022
 As it quickly approaches the completion of its first year providing responsive support to New York City's arts community, Chelsea Factory has announced upcoming programming through the end of 2022. Located at 547 West 26th Street, the recently renovated arts and community center presents public performances from a selection of its current cohort of resident artists and esteemed organizational partners to finish the year.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 30, 2022
Tony and Olivier-winning OHenry Productions, in association with Seaview Productions, Eric Kuhn, and Jonathan Demar, has announced the Off-Broadway transfer of the sold-out, New York Times critic's pick production of This Beautiful Future.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2022
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present the New York premiere of IT: A Musical Parody for 13 performances only, opening Thursday, October 20 and running through a special Halloween performance on Monday, October 31.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2022
Williamstown Theatre Festival will celebrate a bustling week of programming at WTF including tonight’s first performance of we are continuous, tomorrow’s first performance of Just For Us, and Sunday’s one-time-only benefit performance of Jimmy Naughton & Friends, and announces casting for tiny father, the final reading in the Fridays@3 series.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present the debut performance of Black String, featuring new sounds from the ancient instruments of Korea, on Friday, September 9 at 7:00 PM. The show is being presented in partnership with The World Music Institute and Korean Cultural Center New York.
by Grace Cutler - Aug 14, 2022
Broadway and Vine, intersecting the best of Broadway with the best of Wine Country continued its vineyard concert series this week with Christopher Sieber.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2022
​​​​​​​MCC Theater has announced the complete casting for the World Premiere of Only Gold, a new musical with music and lyrics by platinum recording artist and BRIT Award winner Kate Nash (“GLOW”) and a book by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and Ted Malawer (Everything Beautiful Happens at Night).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022
Eden Espinosa, Joshua Henry, and Megan Hilty will raise the roof with a program specifically curated by The Soraya which include songs from the late Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George and Company, plus numbers from Wicked, Hamilton, Carousel, and more.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2022
 For three nights only, Audible Theater will present An Evening with Amber Iman, which began performances last night. Remaining performances at the Minetta Lane Theatre are this evening (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday) at 7:00pm. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022
La Jolla Playhouse has announced that Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord, written and performed by Kristina Wong (who was featured in the Playhouse’s Digital WOW production of Binge), directed by Chay Yew (Playhouse’s Cambodian Rock Band), will be added to its 2022/2023 season, running September 20 – October 16.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022
Diversionary announces the cast and creative team of the World Premiere Musical of EIGHTY-SIXED. Kevin Newbury will direct the World Premiere production of EIGHTY-SIXED by Jeremy J. King and Sam Salmond and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly.