Tony nominee Rebecca Luker will lead the world premiere musical Little Dancer at the Kennedy Center. Featuring a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty, the show will start its D.C. run in October 2014 in the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater. Susan Stroman will direct and choreograph.
Luker is a three-time Tony nominee for her performances in The Music Man, Mary Poppins and Show Boat. Her additional Broadway credits include Nine, The Sound of Music, Something Wonderful, The Phantom of the Opera and The Secret Garden. She most recently appeared off-Broadway in Death Takes a Holiday.
Set in the harsh backstage world of the Paris Opera Ballet, Little Dancer follows a young ballerina who, after posing for Edgar Degas, became the most famous dancer in the world.