Be transported through multiple countries, wars, and decades in Lempicka on Broadway, a new pop-rock musical based on the real-life painter Tamara de Lempicka. Eden Espinosa stars as the title painter alongside Tony Award winner Beth Leavel, Amber Iman, and more. Get Lempicka tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
Through original tunes like “Woman Is,” “Perfection,” and “Stay,” the Lempicka musical tells the story of a young woman fleeing the Bolshevik Revolution for Paris with her husband and young child. The story, which spans almost six decades, details how Lempicka goes from a refugee to a highly sought-after Art Deco portraitist in French high society. Through personal and political struggles — including a forbidden romance between Lempicka and one of her models — Lempicka tells the story of a groundbreaking figure who reimagined what women can be.
The Lempicka musical premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2018. A pre-Broadway run at the La Jolla Playhouse followed in 2022, receiving rave reviews. The San Diego Union-Tribune praised the "tender and gorgeous solo songs that define and illuminate the characters.”
Those songs are by Carson Kreitzer and Matt Gould, who also co-wrote the show's book. They make their Broadway debuts with Lempicka in New York. Alongside them is director Rachel Chavkin, known for her Tony Award-winning staging of Hadestown and Tony-nominated production of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.
Lempicka tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.
March 19th, 2024
Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
By: Carson Kreitzer and Matt Gould
Songs by: Carson Kreitzer and Matt Gould
Director: Rachel Chavkin
Choreography: Raja Feather Kelly
Cast list: Eden Espinosa (as Tamara de Lempicka), Amber Iman (as Rafaela), Andrew Samonsky (as Tadeusz Lempicki), George Abud (as Marinetti), Natalie Joy Johnson (as Suzy Solidor), Zoe Glick (as Kizette), Nathaniel Stampley (as the Baron), Beth Leavel (as the Baroness)
Design: Riccardo Hernández
Costume: Paloma Young
Lighting: Bradley King
Sound: Peter Hylenski and Justin Stasiw
Other info: Orchestrations by Cian McCarthy, projection design by Peter Nigrini, hair and wig design by Mia Neal, music direction by Charity Wicks, music supervision by Remy Kurs, creative consultation by Peter Duchan
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Tony Award-winning director Rachel Chavkin teams up with a fresh writing duo to repaint the life and legacy of Tamara de Lempicka. Discover how this real-life Polish painter went from a refugee to a trailblazing, renowned figure in Parisian society, battling personal and political conflict to make her mark.
Lempicka is playing at Longacre Theatre. The theatre is located in New York, NY, USA, 10036.
The recommended age for Lempicka is Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre..
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Tickets for Lempicka start at $65.
Carson Kreitzer (book, lyrics, concept) and Matt Gould (book, music) wrote Lempicka, the duo's first Broadway musical.
Rachel Chavkin directs Lempicka. She is best known for directing the eight-time Tony-winning musical Hadestown.
The songs in Lempicka include “Woman Is,” “L’Amour Fou,” “Stillness,” and “What She Sees.” Carson Kreitzer wrote the lyrics, and Matt Gould wrote the music.
Lempicka is recommended for ages 13 and older because the show has some adult themes and content, including acts of violence. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.
Yes — Lempicka boasts amazing vocal and acting talent and a powerful feminist story. Fans of older Broadway blockbusters such as Evita and Les Misérables, which are period shows covering decades of political struggles through a moving and human lens, will enjoy this musical.