By Tony Sokol
The Cold War is getting a little hotter. And no, we’re not talking about the Trump-Putin love fest. In the upcoming The Beast and the Beauties Russian dancers urge us to make love not war as they come to Broadway in the name of Peace.
Webster Hall will host the first Russian show to premiere on Broadway. The Beast and the Beauties is produced by the President of the Association of Russian Striptease clubs, author Mr. Lucky Lee, who stars with 15 Moscow striptease dancers, ready to bare all on the American stage for the idea of peace in the world.
“The musical is remarkable not only for the synthesis of the classic Broadway musical and erotic cabaret, but also for the moral mission being put behind it,” Lee said in a statement.
“Even if it sounds contradictory to the modern society, the heroes stand in favor of family values, humanism, honor and dignity. As the world of the 21st century is still full of prejudice and double standards, a hidden deep meaning underneath the masque of burlesque and shock is much more ethical and honest than the hypocritical speeches of some moral advocates.”
The plot of the musical,” according to the official press release, “raises the most vital questions of our time: the limits allowed in erotic art, the relationship between the society and the individual, morality and freedom, the psychology of personal life, happiness and its pursuit.”
Show participants challenge “public opinion, which still refuses to recognize the rights of women and infringes women’s freedom of choice and expression. Such opinion, devoid of common sense, intimidates people from childhood, recounting crazy intimate stories, declaring sexiness a sin and fostering psychological complexes and feelings of inadequacy. This is the opinion of a tyrant, dictating our actions, choosing our friends, determining how we dress and what we say. Promoting love over evil while waging endless wars.”
The main characters of the show The Beast and the Beauties tell us to “fire with our eyes, not bullets” and “blow up dance floors, not houses,” continuing the tradition of the legendary fighters for peace and justice, who are loved by millions of people. But how well they manage to express their thoughts and convey their message is for the audience to judge.
The Golden Girls Club was founded more than 10 years ago in the depths of Moscow’s largest aristocratic entertainment holding, “Golden Palace.” n the early 2000s, Golden Girls became synonymous with the new philosophy of secular entertainment and contemporary art. Today, the team, inspired by Mr Lucky Lee, became the main ideologue of the new gender and social revolution in Russia.
The Beast and the Beauties will be staged on October 16, at Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street, New York City. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Admission is free.