LEMPICKA Previews

EDSOSLO858 Profile Photo
EDSOSLO858
#1LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/18/24 at 12:00am

Woman is powerful.

After 15 years in development, the new musical Lempicka finally arrives on Broadway TAMARA (March 19), and the Longacre Theatre is her canvas. The 20th-century historical epic stars Eden Espinosa as the titular Art Deco painter, with Andrew Samonsky as her husband and Amber Iman as her newfound muse. The principal cast also features George Abud, Natalie Joy Johnson, Zoe Glick, Nathaniel Stampley, and Beth Leavel. Lempicka boasts a pop-rock score and book by Matt Gould and Carson Kreitzer, choreography by Raja Feather Kelly, and direction by Rachel Chavkin. Opening night is April 14. 

“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 teetered on chaos, Lempicka looks at the beauty and danger of one painter pursuing it all.”

Who’s going?


Oh look, a bibu!

pattilupwned
#2LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/18/24 at 5:54am

Will be there for first preview! :)

dramamama611 Profile Photo
dramamama611
#3LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/18/24 at 7:41am

Not until next month, but I'm excited! 


If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.

bwayphreak234 Profile Photo
bwayphreak234
#4LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/18/24 at 7:53am

Wednesday night for me! Beyond excited for this one - probably my most anticipated show of the season.


"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "

60'splayoff Profile Photo
60'splayoff
#5LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/18/24 at 9:55am

I'll be there tomorrow night! So much to root for (Eden, Beth, Matt Gould- loved Invisible Thread etc.) so really hoping this brings that it factor most new musicals are missing this season IMO.

hache2
#6LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/18/24 at 10:20am

First preview! Agree that this show is likely by far the best original one opening this season.

lopside
#7LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/19/24 at 3:03pm

I am really really surprised by the amount of material from the show they let be posted online. I see some of those posts are now gone, but still. 

Kad Profile Photo
Kad
#8LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/19/24 at 3:08pm

lopside said: "I am really really surprised by the amount of material from the show they let be posted online. I see some of those posts are now gone, but still."

They held a showcase of several numbers specifically for the purpose of the press sharing them.


"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."

lopside
#9LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/19/24 at 3:12pm

Kad said: "lopside said: "I am really really surprised by the amount of material from the show they let be posted online. I see some of those posts are now gone, but still."

They held a showcase of several numbers specifically for the purpose of the press sharing them.
"

Yes, but don't think they intended for whole numbers be posted. BroadwayWorld removed all the clips from Instagram. 

MayAudraBlessYou2 Profile Photo
MayAudraBlessYou2
#10LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/19/24 at 3:13pm

lopside said: "I am really really surprised by the amount of material from the show they let be posted online. I see some of those posts are now gone, but still."

Releasing songs ahead of time is absolutely the smartest thing they could have done. Audiences are simply not buying in advance any more. So shows have to work twice as hard to get those ticket sales. Those ticket buyers want a sure thing. They dont care about spoilers. They want to know without a doubt what they are getting, so by all means showcase Eden belting to the gods

Kad Profile Photo
Kad
#11LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/19/24 at 3:29pm

BroadwayWorld, at least, was posting things that looked like they were shot with an iPhone from the mezzanine. Those seem to be the clips that got removed.


"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."

jacobsnchz14 Profile Photo
jacobsnchz14
The8re phan Profile Photo
The8re phan
#13LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/19/24 at 4:13pm

jacobsnchz14 said: "LPK Homepage – Araca Event Merch"

For such a visually stunning production about a world-famous artist, the merch is really quite bland and boring :(


Slotted spoons don't hold much soup

Jarethan
#14LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/19/24 at 4:34pm

I have tickets for this in late May.  I am hoping the show is better than the opening number that I saw on You-tube.  It did nothing for me.  Keeping fingers crossed.

Kad Profile Photo
Kad
#15LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/19/24 at 4:39pm

jacobsnchz14 said: "LPK Homepage – Araca Event Merch"

For a show about an iconic artist with a distinctive style, you’d think they’d have more interesting merch. 


"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."

QueenAlice Profile Photo
QueenAlice
#16LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/19/24 at 4:42pm

I wonder if they don't have merchandising rights on her artwork.


“I knew who I was this morning, but I've changed a few times since then.”

hearthemsing22
#17LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/19/24 at 5:18pm

MayAudraBlessYou2 said: "lopside said: "I am really really surprised by the amount of material from the show they let be posted online. I see some of those posts are now gone, but still."

Releasing songs ahead of time is absolutely the smartest thing they could have done. Audiences are simply not buying in advance any more. So shows have to work twice as hard to get those ticket sales. Those ticket buyers want a sure thing. They dont care about spoilers. They want to know without a doubt what they are getting, so by all means showcase Eden belting to the gods
"

Yes God forbid we go in completely blind to a show. I understand you want to know what you're getting into before spending your hard earned money on tickets, travel, dining, etc. for many, but why don't we just read a description of a show and get excited that way, or by the performers, why do we need this content before? It's sad. We're such a demanding society 

BrodyFosse123 Profile Photo
BrodyFosse123
#18LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/19/24 at 5:33pm

why do we need this content before? It's sad. We're such a demanding society

Sweets, this has been done for decades. Heck, in late 1963 Streisand recorded a single of “People” that was released during FUNNY GIRL’s out-of-town in early 1964. The song was quickly becoming a hit that it was getting applause during the Overture - out-of-town. By the time the show opened on Broadway, the song was a huge hit and it helped FUNNY GIRL’s marketing on TV and radio. 


Updated On: 3/19/24 at 05:33 PM

Jordan Catalano Profile Photo
Jordan Catalano
#19LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/19/24 at 5:34pm

Why? Because this isn’t 20 years ago where you could drop $50 to see a show. For most people, they’re spending a LOT of money for 2-3 hours at a show and want an idea if it’s worth it to them. So for those people, (who aren’t us who try to see most things, regardless) it really is like going to a fancy restaurant and wanting to see a menu beforehand to decide if it’s something they want to try. 

Broadway Flash Profile Photo
Broadway Flash
#20LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/19/24 at 6:00pm

Yes, and since seeing those clips, I’ve actually soured even more on this show.  They were probably better off hiding the product and focusing on better marketing. 

jpbran Profile Photo
jpbran
#21LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/19/24 at 6:07pm

Jordan Catalano said: "Why? Because this isn’t 20years ago where you could drop $50 to see a show. For most people, they’re spending a LOT of money for 2-3 hours at a show and want an idea if it’s worth it to them. So for those people, (who aren’t us who try to see most things, regardless) it really is like going to a fancy restaurant and wanting to see a menu beforehand to decide if it’s something they want to try."

Yup. I read a while back (here?) that it used to cost 8x more for a Broadway show vs a movie ticket, but that it's closer to double that now. I may be misremembering that figure a bit, but the gulf HAS grown greatly. I regularly spend way too much on lotsa tix to shows each year 'cause it's my #1 entertainment choice. The general public tho usually doesn't have B'way that high in their entertainment spending, so (this week's) average ticket prices of $76-210/ticket are a tough pill to swallow without SOME assurance it's going to appeal to them. I don't really like it -- but I guess I get it. 

Updated On: 3/19/24 at 06:07 PM

EDSOSLO858 Profile Photo
EDSOSLO858
#22LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/19/24 at 7:39pm

I will say that Eden had one of the more iconic opening lines of dialogue in recent memory in the La Jolla iteration, and I’m disappointed it was cut for NY.


Oh look, a bibu!

kdogg36 Profile Photo
kdogg36
#23LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/19/24 at 9:17pm

EDSOSLO858 said: "I will say that Eden had one of the more iconic opening lines of dialogue in recent memory in the La Jolla iteration, and I’m disappointed it was cut for NY."

I hope you'll let us know what that was, and what replaced it, when you get a chance after the show!

JSquared2
#24LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/19/24 at 9:23pm

EDSOSLO858 said: "I will say that Eden had one of the more iconic opening lines of dialogue in recent memory in the La Jolla iteration, and I’m disappointed it was cut for NY."


You might want to look up the word “iconic”. It does not mean what you think it means.  

TheatreFan4 Profile Photo
TheatreFan4
#25LEMPICKA Previews
Posted: 3/19/24 at 9:36pm

hearthemsing22 said: "
Yes God forbid we go in completely blind to a show. I understand you want to know what you're getting into before spending your hard earned money on tickets, travel, dining, etc. for many, but why don't we just read a description of a show and get excited that way, or by the performers, why do we need this content before? It's sad. We're such a demanding society"

Most people do not have the money to throw at shows blind nor do they live close enough to enjoy the advantages of Rush or Lotto.

And piss of with this "why can't you be satiate by a description?" When has Broadway EVER at any point been marketed by such idiocy?


Videos