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INTERVIEW: The Creators Of New Musical The Glorious Death Of Comrade What's-His-Name
RyeTheNewsGuy.com turned the tables with the creators of the new musical The Glorious Death of Comrade What's- His-Name about their upcoming one-night-only concert at 54 Below. In this new interview David Bridel (Book) Simon Gray (Music) and Raymond Bokhour (Lyrics) takeover the interview by interviewing EACH OTHER! Yes, all three men talk with one another about the creation of the show, what to expect and much more! This is the first time RyeTheNewsGuy.com has had a video interview takeover and they certainly didn't disappoint!
The Glorious Life of Comrade What's-His-Name will be presented at 54 Below on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 9:30pm. The cast for this includes Jackie Hoffman alongside Christine Bokhour, Raymond Bokhour, Jim Borstelmann, Maia Guest, John Jellison, Drew McVety, Mark Price, and Andy Taylor.
Set in Stalin’s brutal Soviet Union, Semyon, an unemployed grumbler, becomes convinced that suicide is his ticket to fame and glory. Before long, friends and neighbors are plotting to exploit his impending death for fun and profit, and while they’re at it, topple an entire regime.
The story is based on a farce, The Suicide, written by Nikolai Erdman in 1928. Stalin hated it, banned it, and sent its author to Siberia for twenty years. Critically acclaimed playwright Bridel creates a timely adaptation of this black comedy that crackles with wit and snowballing insanity. The score by Gray and Bokhour (both recipients of BMI’s Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement) is potent and exciting, filled with one killer song after another.