A multimedia solo show about one of Broadway's biggest stars, silent film legend and trailblazing lesbian iconoclast, Alla Nazimova, written and performed by Romy Nordlinger (Places, 59East59/Edinburgh Fringe).
Long before Madonna, the world was Gaga for Nazimova. Places, a theatrical multimedia solo show, tells the story of Alla Nazimova, the forgotten lesbian trailblazer, iconoclast and the greatest star you’ve never heard of. Escaping anti-semitic Tsarist Russia, she became Broadway’s biggest star with the Shubert’s naming a theater after her. Nazimova also became Hollywood’s highest paid silent screen icon and the film industry’s first female director and producer. Defying moral and artistic codes of her time, she was forced into obscurity. Returning from the grave, Nazimova raises her voice, reclaiming our collective history, lighting the way to diversity. “By opening our eyes to the past, we are better able to see our present.”
“Sexism, racism, homophobia, anti-semitism, and ageism: Nazimova was fighting these contemporary struggles back in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, but alone and without a twitter account,” stated playwright and performer Romy Nordlinger. “In writing and performing Places, I am setting the record straight and telling Nazimova’s magnificent story. We are all the stories we tell, and an artist is only dead when the last person to remember them dies.”
Places was partially developed in a production of 'Stage Struck' helmed by Mari Lyn Henry and her Society For The Preservation Of Theatrical History committed to preserving the legacy of legendary actresses.
February 26th at 7:30pm:
Theater: Dixon Place
Address: 161A Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111