Closed 2h 25m
Mayakovsky and Stalin
West Village
68

Mayakovsky and Stalin NYC Reviews and Tickets

68%
(28 Reviews)
Positive
53%
Mixed
36%
Negative
11%
Members say
Slow, Great acting, Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious

About the Show

This dramatic character study explores two distantly connected relationships: that of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and his wife Nadya and of Soviet poet Vladimir Mayakovsky and his married lover Lilya Brik.

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Great writing, Intelligent, Slow, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if to see a study of the lives of several key figures in Stalinist Russia via a literate cautionary tale about the collision of art & politics.

Don't see it if you're not interested in Soviet Russian history; you require a linear storyline; you prefer visual spectacle to a loquacious play of ideas.

89
Beautifully played, Beautifully staged, Engaging, Analytic, Smart

See it if the early decades of the Soviet Union, its art & its human tragedy interest you.

Don't see it if you’re looking for a Dr. Zhivago knock-off. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

August 1st, 2018
For a previous production

"Murray Mednick Probes History in 'MAYAKOVSKY AND STALIN.'"
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