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Cast Recordings & Albums Lempicka Delays Cast Album Release Date (Again)

The musical played its final performance at Broadway's Longacre Theatre May 19.

Eden Espinosa Matthew Murphy

Lempicka fans will have to wait a little longer for a cast recording—the album's digital release date has been pushed back a second time, and it will now be available June 18. News of the delay was announced on the production's social media accounts. The album was initially slated for release May 29, before being moved to June 12 (the physical album is still slated for July 5).

The musical played its final performance at the Longacre Theatre May 19 and is currently nominated for three Tony Awards: Best Leading Actress in a Musical for Eden Espinosa, Featured Actress in a Musical for Amber Iman, and Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Riccardo Hernández and Peter Nigrin. 

Lempicka follows the true story of Polish painter Tamara de Lempicka, a young aristocrat-turned-artist who flees with her husband from the turmoil of the Russian Revolution for exile in Paris. Once there, Tamara meets her new muse, Rafaela, and claws her way to success. 

The production opened April 14 after beginning previews March 19. The book, lyrics, and original concept are by Carson Kreitzer, with Matt Gould co-writing the book and penning the music. Tony winner Rachel Chavkin directed.

Espinosa starred in the title role, with Iman as Rafaela, Beth Leavel as The Baroness, Andrew Samonsky as Tadeusz Lempicki, George Abud as Marinetti, Natalie Joy Johnson as Suzy Solidor, Zoe Glick as Kizette, and Nathaniel Stampley as the Baron.

READ: Eden Espinosa Has Been Waiting a Long Time for a Role Like Lempicka

The cast also included Alex Aquilino, Lauren Blackman, Stephen Brower, Kyle Brown, Holli’ Conway, Abby Matsusaka, Jimin Moon, Khori Michelle Petinaud, Ximone Rose, and Nicholas Ward. Mariand Torres was the standby for Tamara de Lempicka and The Baroness, with the company rounded out by swings Veronica Fiaoni, Michael Milkanin, Mary Page Nance, and Julio Rey.

Raja Feather Kelly (A Strange Loop) choreographed. The production featured scenic design by Riccardo Hernández, costume design by Paloma Young, lighting design by Bradley King, sound design by Peter Hylenski and Justin Stasiw, projection design by Peter Nigrini, hair and wig design by Leah J. Loukas, make-up design by Kirk Cambridge-Del Pesche, music supervision and arrangements by Remy Kurs, music direction by Charity Wicks, orchestrations by Cian McCarthy, and casting by The Telsey Office's Craig Burns. Peter Duchan served as creative consultant, with Cody Renard Richard as production stage manager.

The musical played two earlier runs, in 2019 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and in 2022 at La Jolla Playhouse. Espinosa starred in both earlier productions, both also directed by Chavkin. The work was also developed at the National Alliance for Musical Theater's Festival of New Musicals in 2016.

Seaview and Jenny Niederhoffer produced, with Sue Wagner, John Johnson, and Jillian Robbins serving as executive producers.

Visit LempickaMusical.com.

Photos: Eden Espinosa, Amber Iman, More in Lempicka On Broadway

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