Lempicka, the new musical celebrating the gripping true story of acclaimed recording artist Tamara de Lempicka, has just released its second single, “Perfection”, performed by George Abud with lyrics by Carson Kreitzer, music by Matt Gould and vocals. orchestrations by Cian McCarthy.
Lempicka, directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin and with choreography by Raja Feather Kelly, is now premiering at the Tony Award winner La Jolla Playhouse (Artistic Director Christophe Ashley), Tony Award winner, before a performance on Broadway. Opening night at La Jolla is scheduled for Saturday, June 25.
The new single from Lempicka’s upcoming Original Cast Recording, “Perfection”, was produced by Matt Stine, and recorded and mixed by Isaiah Abolin. The track was recently recorded at Berklee at PowerStation and mastered by Oscar Zambrano for Zampol Productions.
When it premiered at the Williamstown Theater Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) in 2018, it became the must-attend event of the summer. The New York Times asked, “Is Lempicka the new Evita?” A politically tumultuous tale of blonde ambition with an epic sweep has arrived,” and The New York Times called the show, “Incandescent! An exciting new work that gives fans of musical theater who ‘Wonder Why They’re Not Writing Dominant Roles for Women Anymore’ have reason to cheer. The moving, richly polyphonic music by Matt Gould with lyrics by Carson Kreitzer layers the voices against each other like lovers between the sheets and Rachel Chavkin is a miracle worker.
Amid the violence of the Russian Revolution, a young painter named Tamara de Lempicka and her aristocratic husband are forced to abandon their luxurious lifestyle and flee to the dubious safety of Paris. Relying on her raw talent and relentless ambition, Tamara forges her path from penniless refugee to in-demand portrait painter, earning a place in Parisian high society. Her world is turned upside down again when she meets Rafaela, a free spirit from the city’s slums, who introduces Tamara to a new world of decadence and passion. Torn between her new muse and her husband, struggling to make her mark in an ever-changing world, Tamara must discover the depths of her own strength to survive.
Covering decades of political and personal turmoil and told through a thrilling, pop-infused score, Lempicka boldly explores the contradictions of a world in crisis, a woman ahead of her time and an artist whose time has finally come.
Lempicka’s creative team includes Tony Award nominee Riccardo Hernandez (stage design), Drama Desk Award winner Anita Yavich (costume design), two-time Tony Award winner Bradley King (lighting design), winner Tony Award winner Nevin Steinberg (sound design), Cian McCarthy (orchestrations), Remy Kurs (musical supervision) and Peter Duchan (creative consultant).
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Lempicka will take place at La Jolla Playhouse from June 14 to July 24.
For more information, please visit www.LaJollaPlayhouse.org.