La Jolla Playhouse’s new musical ‘Lempicka’ to spotlight ‘epic’ woman

She is bold; she is someone who devoured life in a way that I wish I could emulate,”

Carson Kreitzer says of Tamara de Lempicka, the late Polish-born painter who is the central figure in “Lempicka,”

a musical that will take the stage at La Jolla Playhouse beginning Tuesday, June 14.

Kreitzer originated the concept and wrote the book and lyrics for “Lempicka.”

Matt Gould co-wrote the book and wrote the music, Raja Feather Kelly is the choreographer and Rachel Chavkin directs.

Eden Espinosa, who played de Lempicka in the musical’s 2018 world premiere at the Williamstown

Theatre Festival in Massachusetts, will take on the role again in La Jolla.

Espinosa also is known for starring in Broadway’s “Wicked” and The Old Globe’s “Rain” and “The Gardens of Anuncia.”

De Lempicka, born in 1898, fled the Russian Revolution and began painting in Paris.