Based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter, this musical adaptation combines contemporary sounds of rock, pop, folk, and soul to retell the tale of a woman's public punishment and her path to redemption. Although the plot unfolds in colonial America, her experience continues to resonate with the female narrative of our current times.
This exciting project is in development and we anticipate another successful reading this spring.
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 Terrance Mann (Pippin), Louise Pitre (Mamma Mia!) and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Contact), Marie is the gorgeous new musical poised to conquer the stage—and your heart.
THE FACT AND FICTION
Many people are familiar with Edgar Degas’s groundbreaking sculpture, La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans. There’s the original wax figure at Washington’s National Gallery, as well as a number of finely-wrought bronze castings at other art institutions around the world. This unique masterpiece has been copied, analyzed, critiqued, and even X-rayed.
Yet few know the real girl who posed for it. What was her name? How did this little upstart inspire a great artist? To this day, her enigmatic figure inspires ballerinas, intrigues researchers and scholars of art and invites the creators of novels, ballets and musical theater to imagine their own versions of her story...
I am gushing over this show. I sat there, in the dark, crying, not only due to the beauty and emotion of the show but also, it’s how I get when I’m seeing a show with this much potential.
This new musical is the perfect fusion of art, ballet and music theatre.
— Seattle Chinese Times
The terrific final half hour or so of the show which has momentum, passion, power and some brilliant staging and choreography from Tony Award winning director Susan Stroman including a beautiful dream ballet sequence that encapsulates the entire plot of the show in 10 minutes.
— Seattle Gay Scene
With A-list designers and a blue-ribbon cast, they have fashioned a sincere, attractive, overtly sentimental piece of speculative fiction that is admirably performed and satisfies...
— The Seattle Times
Tiler Peck seems plucked from the stars to play the young Marie, exceptionally talented in all departments, but nowhere as spectacular as her demanding appearance in the final ballet.
— Talkin' Broadway