Little Dancer Announces Full Cast, Led By Four-Time Tony Winner Boyd Gaines
The new Ahrens and Flaherty musical will make its world premiere at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center.
Complete casting has been announced for the Kennedy Center world premiere of Little Dancer, featuring music, book, and lyrics by the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime). Performances will begin October 25 in advance of a November 20 opening, and will run through November 30
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (Bullets Over Broadway), the story is inspired by the young ballerina who posed for Edgar Degas and went on to become the most famous dancer in the world.
As previously announced, the cast will star four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines (Gypsy) as Edgar Degas, three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker (Cinderella) as Adult Marie van Goethem, and New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck as Young Marie van Goethem. Additional casting includes Polly Baird (The Phantom of the Opera), Wendi Bergamini (Evita), Lauren Blackman, Sophia Anne Caruso, Janet Dickinson (Bullets Over Broadway), Juliet Doherty, Nina Goldman (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Kyle Harris (West Side Story), Sean Martin Hingston (Promises, Promises), Jolina Javier, Michael X. Martin (The Bridges of Madison County), Michael McCormick (Chaplin), James Pierce III (The Lion King), Jenny Powers (Grease), Katelyn Prominski, Michele Ragusa (Young Frankenstein), John Riddle (Evita), Amy Ruggiero, Joseph Simeone (West Side Story), Justin Urso (Come Fly Away), Lyrica Woodruff (Bunheads), and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Bullets Over Broadway).
The creative team includes set design by Tony winner Beowulf Boritt, costume design by six-time Tony winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony winner Ken Billington, and sound design by Tony nominee Kai Harada, with music supervised by David Loud and conducted by James Moore.