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New musical planned for 2014, inspsired by Degas's Little Dancer.

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#1 bart


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:37 AM

The NY Times this morning reports that a new musical (scheduled for 2014) is being planned around the "life" of Degas's iconic sculpture of a young ballet dancer (in real tutu). Title will be Little Dancer.


According to the Kennedy Center press notes, the musical is the story of the ballerina Marie, on the cusp of womanhood, as she is “torn by her family’s poverty, her debt to the artist, and the lure of wealthy men.”

Sounds like it could be interesting -- or awful -- depending on what how far they carry their melodramatic take on the storyline. Another "Red Shoes"? From a ballet-lover's perspective, you have to wonder what the dancing will be like.

The song-writing team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty will collaborate with director Susan Stoman. Premiere is planned for October 2014 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:35 AM

Other musicals by Ahrens and Flaherty:

Emperor's New Clothes
A Man of No Importance
Lucky Stiff
The Glorious Ones
Once on This Island
Dessa Rose
My Favorite Year

and, perhaps most relevant,

Chita Rivera: A Dancer's Life. Has anyone seen it?

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