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Marie, Dancing Still - A New Musical

Mar 22 – Apr 14, 2019

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Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Directed & Choreographed by Susan Stroman

Broadway visionaries meet ballet royalty. Five-time Tony Award®-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Contact), Tony Award®-winning authors Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), and acclaimed New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck invite you backstage into 19th-century Paris, where glittering opulence hobnobbed with underworld dangers.

In this era of groundbreaking artistry, a girl named Marie (Peck) dreams of being the next star of the ballet. Despite the odds of her hard-scrabble life, she scrimps, saves and steals in pursuit of her ambitions. But when fate leads her to the studio of Impressionist Edgar Degas, she unknowingly steps into immortality—becoming the inspiration for his most famous sculpture ever: Little Dancer.

Also starring Tony Award® nominee Terrence Mann (Pippin), Tony Award® nominee Louise Pitre (Mamma Mia!) and Tony Award® winner Karen Ziemba (Contact), Marie, Dancing Still - A New Musical is the gorgeous new musical poised to conquer the stage—and your heart.

Run Time for Marie, Dancing Still - A New Musical is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes including one intermission.

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Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Directed & Choreographed by Susan Stroman

Director/Choreographer: Susan Stroman

Music DirectorShawn Gough

Scenic DesignerBeowulf Boritt

Costume DesignerWilliam Ivey Long

Lighting DesignerKen Billington

Sound Designer: Kai Harada

Projection Designer: 59 Productions

Hair & Wig DesignerPaul Huntley

Music SupervisorDavid Loud

OrchestratorsDoug Besterman & Larry Hochman

Dance ArrangerBen Davis

Production Stage Manager: Johnny Milani

Read the Playbill casting announcement here.

Marie, Dancing Still Cast (click for bio):

CAITLIN ABRAHAM

CAITLIN ABRAHAM
Mme. Pru-neau, Ensemble

CAITLIN ABRAHAM

CAITLIN ABRAHAM
(Mme. Pru-neau, Ensemble)

5th Avenue Theatre debut! Broadway: OBC An American in Paris, La Cage aux Folles. International: An American in Paris (Chatelet Theatre, Paris). National Tour: Chicago. Regional: On the Town, Paper Mill Playhouse; A Chorus Line (Cassie), Woodminster. Thanks Stro, Kaitlin Shaw, Tara Rubin, HCKR. Love forever Aby and Ella. CaitlinAbraham.com. @caitlin.abraham.

POLLY BAIRD

POLLY BAIRD
Esme, Ensemble

POLLY BAIRD

POLLY BAIRD
(Esme, Ensemble)

Baird is honored to be a part of this new show. 5th Avenue Theatre debut. Endless thanks to Stro, Lynn, and Stephen. Favorite credits: Broadway: Phantom of the Opera. National Tour: An American in Paris. “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Love to mom, dad, and Laird.

JESSICA BISHOP

JESSICA BISHOP
Swing

JESSICA BISHOP

JESSICA BISHOP
(Swing)

Bishop is thrilled to be part of Marie. 5th Avenue Theatre debut. Broadway: Meg in Phantom of the Opera (and National Tour), West Side Story revival (Velma). National Tour: Evita. Film: Ted 2, Sondheim’s 80th Birthday Concert. American Ballet Theatre Scholar. Favorite role to date is Mama to Beau and Hope. @jessichick

LAUREN BLACKMAN

LAUREN BLACKMAN
Ensemble, Martine Understudy, Adult Marie Understudy, Antoinette Understudy, Mary Cassat Understudy

LAUREN BLACKMAN

LAUREN BLACKMAN
(Ensemble, Martine Understudy, Adult Marie Understudy, Antoinette Understudy, Mary Cassat Understudy)

5th Avenue Theatre debut! Broadway: Anastasia (OBC). Off-Broadway: Next Thing You Know (original cast/recording), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. World Premiere Productions: Anastasia (Hartford Stage), Little Dancer (Kennedy Center). National Tours: Hello, Dolly! (Irene Molloy). Immense thanks to the entire creative team. For all my B’s.

ANAÏS BLAKE

ANAÏS BLAKE
Étoile, Ensemble

ANAÏS BLAKE

ANAÏS BLAKE
(Étoile, Ensemble)

Thrilled for her 5th Avenue Theatre debut! National Tour: Dirty Dancing (Penny). Regional: The Asolo Theater, Contact. She danced nine years with The Sarasota Ballet, performing at Jacob’s Pillow, NY City Center, the Joyce Theater, and the Kennedy Center. Endless thanks to Susan Stroman, Jason, and her family.

JIM BORSTELMANN

JIM BORSTELMANN
Choreographer, Ensemble, Corbeil Understudy

JIM BORSTELMANN

JIM BORSTELMANN
(Choreographer, Ensemble, Corbeil Understudy)

This is Borstelmann's debut at The 5th. Original cast of seven Broadway shows: Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Chicago, The Producers, Young Frankenstein, The Addams Family, Chaplin, and Bullets Over Broadway. Films: The Producers, Center Stage. TV: The Deuce, Curb Your Enthusiasm. There’s nothing like being in a Susan Stroman show!

ABBEY DEL CORRAL

ABBEY DEL CORRAL
Ensemble, Charlotte Understudy

ABBEY DEL CORRAL

ABBEY DEL CORRAL
(Ensemble, Charlotte Understudy)

Del Corral is thrilled to be making her 5th Avenue Theatre debut! Regional: Fun Home, Once, Narnia, A Christmas Carol, among many other theater credits. TV: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, “Episode 75.” Sincere thanks to Nancy, Ms. Holly, and family for all their loving support!

DAVID ELDER

DAVID ELDER
Philippe, Ensemble

DAVID ELDER

DAVID ELDER
(Philippe, Ensemble)

5th Avenue Theatre debut. Broadway: Curtains (Bobby Pepper); 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor, Outer Critics/Astaire Award nom); Kiss Me, Kate; Titanic; Once Upon a Mattress; Damn Yankees; Beauty and the Beast; and Guys and Dolls. Film/TV: Across the Universe, Crade Will Rock, Jeffrey, and Guiding Light.

SARA ESTY

SARA ESTY
Pauline, Ensemble, Antoinette Understudy

SARA ESTY

SARA ESTY
(Pauline, Ensemble, Antoinette Understudy)

5th Avenue Theatre debut. Select theater credits: An American in Paris (OBC: Lise alternate, First National: Lise Dassin); A Chorus Line (Maggie, u/s Cassie, Encores!), Brigadoon (Jean, Encores!), The Beast in the Jungle (Vineyard Theater). Previous soloist with the Miami City Ballet, and Princess Grace Fellowship Award recipient. Thank you to the Marie team, BRS/Gage, and her family.

RICHARD GATTA

RICHARD GATTA
Swing, Phillipe Understudy, Corbeil Understudy

RICHARD GATTA

RICHARD GATTA
(Swing, Phillipe Understudy, Corbeil Understudy)

5th Avenue Theatre debut. Broadway/Tour: Bright Star, Cinderella, Billy Elliot, Fiddler, Pajama Game, Grease. NYC: Grand Hotel, Zorba!, Countess of Storyville, Back Home Again, Beatsville. Regional: Huntington, Pioneer, Ahmanson, Old Globe, ASF. Live: NBCUniversal (assoc. stage director). BS Business Economics, Empire State College. @richardgatta.RichardGatta.com.

JUSTIN GENNA

JUSTIN GENNA
Premier Danseur, Ensemble, Philippe Understudy

JUSTIN GENNA

JUSTIN GENNA
(Premier Danseur, Ensemble, Philippe Understudy)

5th Avenue Theatre debut. Genna holds an MFA from American Conservatory Theater in acting. He has worked with Milwaukee Ballet and Oakland Ballet. Regional credits: On the Town, The Boy from Oz, Rock of Ages, The Little Dog Laughed, Cyrano de Bergerac, A Christmas Carol. TV/Film: Greta Gerwig’s Little Women (2019).

CHRISTOPHER GURR

CHRISTOPHER GURR
Corbeil, Degas Understudy

CHRISTOPHER GURR

CHRISTOPHER GURR
(Corbeil, Degas Understudy)

5th Avenue Theatre debut. Broadway: Cats (revival), Tuck Everlasting, Kinky Boots, Amazing Grace, All The Way. National Tours: Memphis, Spamalot. Off-Broadway: Arturo Ui (Classic Stage Company). Regional: The Sting (Paper Mill), Titanic (Pittsburgh CLO), Copenhagen, 1776, Twelve Angry Men (Geva), Tommy, Oklahoma! (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Lion in Winter (Indiana Rep), Drowsy Chaperone (Human Race). Television: Madam Secretary. Proud union member: Actors’ Equity, SAG/AFTRA, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society. ChristopherGurr.com.

TYLER HARDWICK

TYLER HARDWICK
Ensemble, Christian Understudy

TYLER HARDWICK

TYLER HARDWICK
(Ensemble, Christian Understudy)

Hardwick is thrilled to be making his 5th Avenue Theatre debut. Broadway: Once On This Island (Storyteller, Daniel u/s), Motown the Musical (Norman Whitfield). New York: ACAPPELLA, the Musical (Jeremiah); Marie, Dancing Still (Gilbert); Popstar (Robby). Regional: RENT, Hairspray. TV/Film: The Blacklist. Instagram: @tylerhar. Twitter: @tylerhardwick1.

KYLE HARRIS

KYLE HARRIS
Christian

KYLE HARRIS

KYLE HARRIS
(Christian)

5th Avenue Theatre debut! Broadway/National Tour: Sondheim on Sondheim, Tony in West Side Story. Regional: Little Dancer, A Room With a View, The Rainmaker, Hair. Television: God Friended Me, Stitchers (Teen Choice Nomination), High Maintenance, The Blacklist Redemption, Beauty and the Beast, The Carrie Diaries. His book Katerina Ballerina andThe Pen Pal Pack will be released next spring, written with Marie co-star, Tiler Peck. Thanks to the creative team behind this determined work of art, his family, and his fiancé, Stef. @KyleHarris.

NOELLE HOGAN

NOELLE HOGAN
Charlotte van Goethem

NOELLE HOGAN

NOELLE HOGAN
(Charlotte van Goethem)

Hogan is excited to be back at The 5th where she previously performed in the National Tour of Fun Home. Off-Broadway: Runaways (Public Theatre). TV: Succession (HBO). 2018 Regional Mini Breakout Artist for NUVO, NYCDA Mini Outstanding Dancer 2018, Junior OD 2019. She is incredibly grateful to be part of this production. Special thanks to Nancy Carson, Karen Lampiasi, Alyson Isbrandtsen, Brava Dance Center, and her family! @noelle_hogan_official.

DEE HOTY

DEE HOTY
Mary Cassatt

DEE HOTY

DEE HOTY
(Mary Cassatt)

The 5th: Starred in Mame, Lone Star Love, Anything Goes. Broadway: Bright Star, Gigi, Mamma Mia!, Footloose*, Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public*, Will Rogers Follies*, City of Angels, Me and My Girl, Big River (*Tony® nominations). Tours/Regional: Fern Hill, Sylvia, Lion in Winter, 9 to 5, Dr. Doolittle, Rich Girl, Other Desert Cities, Barnum. Film/TV: Dickinson, Mrs. Maisel, The Sinner, Elementary, Smash, Law & Order. Otterbein Univer-sity: B.A. Speech & Theatre, Honorary Doctorate of Arts. @deehoty. DeeHoty.com.

JOLINA JAVIER

JOLINA JAVIER
Nicoline, Ensemble

JOLINA JAVIER

JOLINA JAVIER
(Nicoline, Ensemble)

5th Avenue Theatre debut! Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera. NYC: The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Nixon in China, A Chorus Line. Regional: Little Dancer, The King and I, Cabaret, Carousel, and Aida. Film: Peter Joback’s The Mask music video. Commercials: BIOTrue, Kayak. Love to Stro, Mom, and Mike.

TERRENCE MANN

TERRENCE MANN
Degas

TERRENCE MANN

TERRENCE MANN
(Degas)

The 5th: The Sound of Music (Capt. Von Trapp). Broadway: Pippin (Charles, Tony® nom, Outer Critics Circle Award); Les Misérables (Javert, Tony® nom); Beauty and the Beast (Beast, Tony® nom); Cats (Tugger); Barnum (Ringmaster); Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (Narrator); Finding Neverland (Frohman/Hook); Addams Family (Mal Bieneke); Tuck Everlasting (Man in Yellow Suit). Off-Broadway: Assassins (Czolgosz), Jerry Springer the Opera (Jerry Springer). Film/TV: Sense8 (Whispers), A Chorus Line (Larry), 30 Rock, Dresden Files (Bob). Artistic Director: Triple Arts Musical Theatre Intensive, Connecticut Repertory Nutmeg Series.

BARBARA MARINEAU

BARBARA MARINEAU
Sabine, Ensemble, Mary Cassatt Understudy

BARBARA MARINEAU

BARBARA MARINEAU
(Sabine, Ensemble, Mary Cassatt Understudy)

5th Avenue Theatre debut. Marineau performed in eight Broadway shows and 10 national/international tours. Her many Off-Broadway credits include Ahrens & Flaherty’s A Man of No Importance at Lincoln Center. Regional: Guthrie, Goodman, Old Globe, TUTS, Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, Cape Playhouse. Recently Marineau co-starred on CBS’s Murphy Brown and the upcoming Fosse/Verdon mini-series.

TILER PECK

TILER PECK
Marie van Goethem

TILER PECK

TILER PECK
(Marie van Goethem)

Peck is making her 5th Avenue Theatre debut! Peck is an international award-winning Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet, curator, actress, and designer. Broadway: The Music Man (Gracie Shinn), On the Town (Ivy Smith). Regional: Carousel (Louise). Film/TV: Hulu's Dance Magazine Award–winning documentary, BALLET NOW. Awards: Dance Magazine Award (2016), Forbes 30 Under 30 (2013), and Princess Grace Statue Award (2013). Peck is the designer of Tiler Peck Designs for Body Wrappers. @TilerPeck.

LOUISE PITRE

LOUISE PITRE
Adult Marie

LOUISE PITRE

LOUISE PITRE
(Adult Marie)

5th Avenue Theatre debut. Broadway: Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! (Tony® nomination). Regional: Mama Rose, Gypsy, Chicago Shakespeare; Mame, Mame, Goodspeed. Recipient of four Dora Mavor Moore awards for Blood Brothers,Piaf, Toxic Avenger, Mamma Mia! She has released four albums and tours-in-concert in Canada and the US. Next: Dr. Madden in Next to Normal this spring and Piaf in Piaf-Dietrich, A Legendary Affair this fall, both at CAA Theatre in Toronto. Pitre is working with her ultimate dream team on this production of Marie! LouisePitre.com.

JENNY POWERS

JENNY POWERS
Antoinette van Goethem

JENNY POWERS

JENNY POWERS
(Antoinette van Goethem)

The 5th: Secondhand Lions. Broadway: Grease, Little Women. Off-Broadway: It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman, Of Thee I Sing, Young Phyllis in Follies, Donnybrook!, Happiness. Regional: Dangerous Beauty, Little Dancer, The Glorious Ones, Loving Repeating: A Musical of Gertrude Stein. TV/Film: Power, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, Mercy, Law & Order: CI, Nurse Jackie, I Think I Love My Wife, The Mysteries of Laura. Debut album with husband, Matt Cavenaugh: Gonna Make You Love Me. Jenny-Powers.com. Thanks to George and Henry for letting Mommy do what she loves.

DAVID PROTTAS

DAVID PROTTAS
Swing, Christian Understudy

DAVID PROTTAS

DAVID PROTTAS
(Swing, Christian Understudy)

5th Avenue Theatre debut! Broadway: Carousel (Jigger, Craig u/s). National Tour: An American in Paris (Jerry alternate, Adam u/s). Prottas danced with the New York City Ballet for 10 years. Training includes Canada’s National Ballet School, School of American Ballet, and Walnut Hill School for the Arts. He is the recipient of the Jerome Robbins Scholarship and the Christopher Ondaatje Ballet Prize. @davidprottas.

AMY RUGGIERO

AMY RUGGIERO
Swing, Young Marie Understudy, Dance Captain

AMY RUGGIERO

AMY RUGGIERO
(Swing, Young Marie Understudy, Dance Captain)

5th Avenue Theatre debut! Broadway: Carousel. National Tour: Come Fly Away. NYC: Radio City Christmas Spectacular, ADM21, Manon. Regional: Little Dancer. Companies: Twyla Tharp Dance, American Repertory Ballet, Ballet Austin. Thanks to Stro and team, CESD, Tara Rubin Casting. Love to Mom, Dad, fam, TVP.

JASMINE WARD

JASMINE WARD
Ondine, Ensemble

JASMINE WARD

JASMINE WARD
(Ondine, Ensemble)

Ward is thrilled to be making her 5th Avenue Theatre debut with Marie! Off-Broadway /Lab: Little Dancer (Ondine). Regional: Arden Theatre Company: Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye (Pecola Breedlove). TV: Investigation Discovery, Evil Lives Here. Danced with New York Theatre Ballet and Brooklyn Ballet. @jward412.

LYRICA WOODRUFF

LYRICA WOODRUFF
Chantal, Ensemble, Young Marie Understudy

LYRICA WOODRUFF

LYRICA WOODRUFF
(Chantal, Ensemble, Young Marie Understudy)

5th Avenue Theatre debut. Broadway: Olga/Odette in Anastasia. Off Broadway: Finian’s Rainbow (Chita Rivera Award). Premieres: Little Dancer (Kennedy Center), In Your Arms (Old Globe). Guest Artist: Tom Gold Dance. TV: Boston Public, Private Practice, Bunheads, Switched at Birth. Training: School of American Ballet (Mae L. Wein Award). @lyricawoodruff.

KAREN ZIEMBA

KAREN ZIEMBA
Martine

KAREN ZIEMBA

KAREN ZIEMBA
(Martine)

5th Avenue Theatre debut. Broadway: Contact (Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Curtains (Tony® nom), Steel Pier (Tony® nom), Never Gonna Dance (Tony® nom), Prince of Broadway, Crazy for You, Bullets Over Broadway. Off-Broadway: And the World Goes ’Round, Kid Victory, Heartbreak House, Heresy. Regional: Six Degrees of Separation, Much Ado About Nothing, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound. TV: Madam Secretary, Elementary, The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU/Criminal Intent.

Marie, Dancing Still - A New Musical

Marie, Dancing Still is a story inspired by the famous sculpture of a young ballerina by Edgar Degas; the show is set in Paris in 1880 and 1917. Marie, the model for the sculpture, is one of the Paris Opera Ballet’s so-called “little rats,” the ballet’s student dancers.  

Marie is a brand-new musical which is still being developed, so some alterations may be made in the show’s book and lyrics during the rehearsal and preview process. 

Run Time for Marie, Dancing Still - A New Musical is approximately 2 hours & 45 minutes including one intermission.

Adult Language:

There is little adult language and it is mild. Characters throw insults at each other when they are quarreling or have had too much to drink. These are shouted over a comic melee and are unintelligible. “Whore!” is among the insults shouted.

Sexual References:

The “Abonnes,” wealthy gentlemen who are patrons of the ballet, have the privilege of visiting the dancers backstage, exchanging gifts and favors, common practice at that time. One of the men, seeing Marie’s broken toe shoes, offers to buy her new ones, but she refuses.

Marie’s mother was once a dancer. She reveals that finding herself “in the family way” ruined her career and she wants Marie to succeed.

Marie’s oldest sister is a high-living courtesan. She takes Marie on the town and tries to instruct her in the ways of the world. Told that Marie has attracted the attention of a musician, her sister jokes that he must have “a very nice instrument.” 

Alcohol/Drugs:

Marie’s mother has had a hard life and drinks too much from time to time. Marie hides her earnings (and booty from picking pockets) to protect it lest her mother squander it.

At a café, Marie is offered a drink by a man, but another gentleman sweeps it away. 

Violence:

In the café, Marie’s mother and the landlord quarrel and begin slapping at each other; Marie intervenes to defend her mother. This is a comic sequence.  

Marie has a fight with her mother and gets slapped.

The musician punches an Abonne for making an unwanted advance to Marie. 

Marie’s older sister slaps her lover for his attempted infidelity.