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A listing of when and where Metropolitan New York congregations and members appear in the media. For more information or to share an article with us, contact Rebekah Thornhill.

Why a Musical About the Sex-Crazed Mystic Rasputin Plays a Church in Brooklyn

Feb 20, 2017

 

90St. John’s Lutheran Church becomes home to the Russian mystical faith healer in a racy, immersive staging of Dave Malloy’s new musical.

 

Off the G train, in the heart of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, theatregoers travel to a decaying 165-year-old church, where scaffolding covers the altar, theatrical lighting hangs above the pews, and a small rock band plays in the corner. It’s what writers Dave Malloy (who recently debuted his Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 on Broadway) and Jason Craig, and director Ellie Heyman deem the perfect home for their musical Beardo, the story of Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin.

 

Read the full article from Playbill.com.

 
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