Creating a new musical: ‘Marie, Dancing Still’

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

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