Brother Russia: World Premiere of Signature's Latest Rock Musical
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The last date listed for Brother Russia was Sunday April 15, 2012 / 7:00pm.
Currently at Signature Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $80.00 - $94.00
- Our Price:
- $56.25 - $75.25
You may know Beaches best as a classic big-screen tear-jerker, or you may know it as the bestselling novel upon which the movie was based. Either way, there's exciting news about this tale of two extraordinary women and their long friendship: It's now a live musical co-written by the novel's author, Iris Rainer Dart. Catch the world premiere at Signature Theatre and relive the laughter, adventure and sorrow of outlandish Cee Cee and beautiful, privileged Bertie. Despite their differences, they become childhood friends, and embark on a tumultuous 30-year journey in which they go from pen-pals to roommates to romantic rivals to emotional supporters during life's most meaningful moments. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Quotes & Highlights
- “Dempsey’s lyrics are exceptionally witty, and Rowe’s music jaunty and tuneful, yet with the sophisticated sweep of a Sondheim.” --<em>Time</em>
- See a <a target="_blank" href="http://brotherrussia.com/newyorkdemos/brother-russia-presents.html">video preview</a> of the show on Signature Theatre's website.
- Named "Most Anticipated New Musical" for Spring 2012 by the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/a-classical-spring-concert-highlights-for-2012/2012/01/23/gIQAC3HjVQ_story.html"><em>Washington Post</em></a>.
Book & Lyrics by John Dempsey
Music by Dana Rowe
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
In a desolate potato field north of Omsk, a comically fourth-rate Russian theatre troupe sets up its tents and wows the local farmers with rock-fueled adaptations of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Tonight, however, the company will toss classic literature aside to showcase the life story of their impresario and star, the seemingly immortal Brother Russia – more commonly known as Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin. Yes, that Rasputin: the hypnotic mystic who seduced and ruled the Tsar and Tsarina in the waning days of Imperial Russia.
Brother Russia contains theatrical haze, strobe lights, cigarette smoke, gunshots, and adult situations. No one younger than 6 years old will be admitted into the theater.