LOS ANGELES -- The world premiere of a new musical, Moscow, is scheduled for Feb. 27 at the Lee Strasberg Theatre. The show is produced by Playwrights' Arena, a six-year-old company dedicated to discovering and nurturing local writers.
Written by Nick Salamone and Maury R. McIntyre, Moscow is the story of three men trapped in an abandoned theatre whose only guide for survival is a first-edition script of Chekhov's Three Sisters.
The show is directed by Jessica Kubzansky, who has worked previously with Salamone and McIntyre on Riffs and Credos, produced at Playwrights Arena in 1994.
Salamone recently adapted his play, Another House on Marcy Street, for an upcoming feature film.
Kubzansky is the recipient of numerous theatre directing awards and recently received an American Film Institute Visions Award for her first short film, The House of Maxwell . The Lee Strasberg Theatre is at 7936 Santa Monica Blvd. Performances are Thu.-Sat. at 8 PM and Sun. at 3 PM through Mar. 29. For tickets, $20 (opening night, $50), call (213) 960-7756.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent