Mayakovsky and Stalin
Closed 2h 25m
Mayakovsky and Stalin

Mayakovsky and Stalin NYC Reviews and Tickets

(28 Ratings)
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Slow, Great acting, Confusing, Ambitious, Disappointing

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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Show-Score Member Reviews (28)

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262 Reviews | 48 Followers
Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You enjoy excellent writing with a stellar cast supported by superb staging and lighting. An intelligent insight.

Don't see it if You are used to fluff and have no attention span.

679 Reviews | 160 Followers
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

59 Reviews | 9 Followers
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You like character studies and unique, complicated relationships

Don't see it if You like your plays linear and plot-driven

251 Reviews | 43 Followers
Mayakovsky and stalin: un-perfect together in a play!, Mayakovsky and stalin: interesting as two parts but not as a whole, An exposition of many victims and one evil incarnate: stalin

See it if you are interested in Russian history, and are well read on Stalin's evil legacy.

Don't see it if you have no interest in Russian political and cultural history. Read more

109 Reviews | 15 Followers
Great acting, narrative, and nuance

See it if You are interested in the period and enjoy extensive exposition and a finely-tuned production with great performances

Don't see it if You want quick pacing, plot, and drama Read more

147 Reviews | 39 Followers
Well-acted, Talky, Cryptic, Passionless, Intellectual

See it if you're interested in the history and characters of early Russian communism.

Don't see it if Came away feeling I wouldn't pass the final exam.

677 Reviews | 192 Followers
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.

267 Reviews | 51 Followers
Ambitious, Intelligent, Wordy, Complex, Great acting

See it if You're interested in well-acted historical plays and open to creative presentation.

Don't see it if You're looking for a lot of action or multiple set and costume changes. It's complex in its ideas, not in its staging (which is well done).

Critic Reviews (1)

August 1st, 2018
For a previous production

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