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Winner Helen Hayes Award: Best New Play; City State Company Rep, New York, 1985; The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC; (Music Theater Opera)Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles; New York University – Mainstage; The New Playwrights Theater, Washington DC; Recipient of four Helen Hayes Award nominations.
The Beautiful Lady features early 1900s Russian poets, the rock stars of their generation, including Anna Akhmatova, Boris Pasternak, and Vladimir Mayakovsky. These young writers changed the heart of Russia’s cultural world with their provocative poetry, raucous behavior, and outspoken politics. Get lost in St. Petersburg at the Stray Dog Cafe and witness as the voices of the Revolutionary and Futurist poets disintegrate due to censorship and propaganda. The Stalin regime froze their art and killed off many of the best poetic voices the world has ever seen.