Lempicka

Author(s): Carson Kreitzer
The title role — inspired by the Polish-born Art Deco portraitist Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980) Fleeing the Russian revolution and leaving behind a world of opulence and wealth, aristocrat Tamara de Lempicka and her beloved husband Tadeusz are forced to make a new life.  In the rising tide of fascism, Tamara takes to painting to survive, and when she meets the free-spirited Rafaela, a prostitute on the fringes of Parisian society, she’s torn between the life she cherishes with her husband and the passion, ambition, and possibility awoken in her by her new muse.  Inspired by the life of the artist who transformed herself from penniless refugee to star of the art world when the world itself teetered on chaos, Lempicka looks at the beauty and danger of one painter pursuing it all.
Format: Musical

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Original or Prominent Production:
Williamstown Theatre Festival
Nationality of Author: U.S.
Original Language: English
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By special arrangement by Seaview Productions, Marathon Live Entertainment and Jenny Niederhoffer Productions

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