Tiler Peck will play the title role in a new musical, "Little Dancer."
That would be Marie von Goethem, the 14-year-old student of the Paris Opera Ballet who posed in the early 1880s for Degas’s yellow wax sculpture, “Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen.” The celebrated work is in the collection of the National Gallery of Art.
Shall we dance? Four-time Tony winner Boyd Gaines and New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck will join previously announced Cinderella star Rebecca Luker in the world premiere of Little Dancer at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Susan Stroman (Big Fish), the new musical by Tony-winning songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime) will begin performances October 2014 at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater. Exact dates and additional casting will be announced shortly.