The Theater: Unholy Russia

GORKY Book and Lyrics by STEVE TESICH Music by MEL MARVIN

Imagine a somewhat insecure Bertolt Brecht writing a kind of Man of La Mancha about Maxim Gorky, the Russian Revolution and its after math. Add to this some of the folk flavor of Fiddler on the Roof and you get a rough approximation of what a strange and ambitious amalgam is represented by this musical now at Manhattan's American Place Theater.

Playwright Steve Tesich, 33, has attempted to use one man, Maxim Gorky, as the mirror of a homeland, Russia, undergoing radical social...

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