The Beautiful Lady

April 30 - May 17, 2020


Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 East 4th Street (2nd Floor)

Thursday to Saturday at 7PM; Sunday at 3PM

$35 Adult Tickets; $30 Student/Senior Tickets [+$1 Facility Fee]

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Music by Elizabeth Swados
Book by Paul Schmidt
Directed by Anne Bogart

The Beautiful Lady by Elizabeth Swados, is a powerful work of musical theatre that dramatizes with pressing urgency the necessity of free speech and the enduring power of art. Set in an artists’ café during the Russian Revolution, the Beautiful Lady sings the words of radical poets of the time, translated by Helen Hayes Award-winner Paul Schmidt. As the revolution turns and begins to persecute its own, the poets advocate for a free and just society, seeking meaning and purpose in their resistance.
This special presentation by La MaMa honors Ellen Stewart’s centennial. Ellen who nurtured Elizabeth Swados as a young artist frequently collaborated with Liz.


The Beautiful Lady is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts, Individual Artist. This production was made possible by the La MaMa Distinguished Artist Initiative, with lead funding provided by the Marta Heflin Foundation.