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Dietrich Rides Again

From 9 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Ambitious, Must see, Interesting, Excruciating

About the show

Justyna Kostek stars in the world premiere of this one-woman bio-musical about legendary actress and activist Marlene Dietrich. More…

Learn all about Dietrich in this solo show. She was many things: a European film sensation, Hollywood’s highest paid actress, a lifelong fashion icon, an unceasing USO entertainer, an awarded humanitarian, an international philanthropist, a Medal of Freedom recipient, an Academy Award nominee, a Tony Award winner, the patron saint of cabaret, a bewitching singer, and an international diva. The show includes many classic songs crooned by Dietrich including "The Laziest Gal In Town," "Falling In Love Again," and "Lili Marlene."

Member Reviews (9)


Entertaining, Ambitious, Must see, Interesting, Excruciating

Ambitious, Great staging, Quirky, Raunchy, Disappointing

See it if You would like to see and hear a close approximation of icon Marlene through the years via her songs.

Don't see it if You expect something more than small views into her world.

Also The actress has tried to bring us Marlene. Her look and mannerisms are... Read more Read less

A mixed bag

See it if You want to learn a bit of the story of Marlene Dietrich.

Don't see it if You want a fully realized will not get it here.

Also You will be asked to wait in a small lobby until almost curtain time; ... Read more Read less

September 12th, 2017
“‘Dietrich Rides Again'—a new play with music by Oliver Conant and Justyna Kostek, starring the latter—proposes a new, fresh look at the diva movie and stage star, Marlene Dietrich. Although it's clear that great effort and research went into the work, it is still just an elaborate, albeit energe...
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September 11th, 2017
"Dietrich’s fearless history deserves an audacious reiteration, and in 'Dietrich Rides Again,' Conant and Kostek reward her with exactly that...Kostek adds curiously comic, impish touches to her passionate interpretation. Her performance was greatly enjoyed by the audience...Just remember 'Dietri...
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September 10th, 2017
“More like cabaret than theater. This show needs to grab you from the start, and the book by Oliver Conant and Ms. Kostek seems to not know where it’s going or what it is…Instead, we get eleven songs which are unevenly performed…Ms. Kostek is appealing, but she needs to study Dietrich’s sound jus...
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September 11th, 2017
“Kostek is delightful. She has a presence, knack for comedy and captivating charm on stage. You want terribly to like her and what she’s doing, but, alas, the misguided material doesn’t hang together...As well-intentioned as it may be, ‘Dietrich Rides Again' amounts to little more than flattery b...
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