Creating a new musical: ‘Marie, Dancing Still’

attends the Sneak Peek Presentation for 'Marie, Dancing Still - A New Musical' at Church of Saint Paul the Apostle in Manhattan on March 4, 2019 in New York City.

On Saturday, February 23rdthe Steps Beyond Foundation hosted an Artists Talk entitled “The Creative Process Unraveled: Creating A New Musical.” The packed evening (Steps Beyond’s most attended event to date) featured Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, Susan Stroman, and Karen Ziemba with the talk-back moderated by NY1’s On Stage host, Frank DiLella.

This particular creative team: director/choreographer “Stro,” songwriting duo Ahrens and Flaherty, and stage star KZ are gearing up for their out-of-town try-out of MARIE: DANCING STILL.  The original musical tells the informed but mostly inspired story of Marie van Goethem, the 14-year-old Paris Ballet “rat” who served as the muse for Edgar Degas’ famous sculpture, “Little Dancer”…READ MORE