The MDM Theater premiered the first Broadway site-specific musical in Russia, "The First Date," in Russia. The unusual format of the performance was appreciated by guests of the closed show: Yulia Baranovskaya, Irina Bezrukova, Ekaterina Guseva, Alika Smekhova, Nonna Grishaeva and others.
The site-specific format is characteristic of the European post-dramatic theater, when the performance is literally transferred to the space where it should take place according to the plot of the play. The production producer Dmitry Bogachev decided to build a New York bar right in the lobby of the Moscow Youth Palace. Spectators plunged into the chamber atmosphere and feel like participants in the story.
Artists of the musical "First Date"
The musical "First Date" is the story of two young people, Casey and Aaron, who dared to go on a blind date. He is a simple Jewish guy, a manager from Wall Street with a bad experience in personal relationships. She is an art critic, impudent, bright, irreconcilable.
The cast of the new musical is well known to fans of the genre. The roles in the First Date were played by Pavel Levkin, Oleg Savtsov, Julia Churakova, Stanislav Belyaev, Anna Glaube, Julia Iva, Alexey Bobrov, Alexander Kazmin, Alexey Sekrin, Anna Guchenkova and others.
Vladimir Abashkin and Ekaterina Guseva
Nonna Grishaeva and Alexander Nesterov
Elizaveta Arzamasova and Dmitry Bogachev
Ekaterina Strizhenova with daughter Alexandra
Arkady Ukupnik with his wife Natalya