The Midtown International Theatre Festival presents

A Night in the Kremlin

Book by Bernard Besserglik

Music and lyrics by Bob Barton

Harpo Marx, arriving in Moscow in November 1933 as a good-will ambassador, rides to the rescue of a pair of star-crossed lovers after his interpreter’s fiancé is wrongfully accused of sabotage. His intervention leads to two encounters with Joseph Stalin and a riotous chase through the Kremlin. Songs, gags, thrills and spills. A political parable told in the manner of a Marx Brothers movie.

Directed by Cosmin Chivu

Produced by Anthony Francavilla

With: Maria Deasy, David Douglas, Jeff Essex, Lawrence Frank, Marc Garber, Angus Hepburn, Geoffrey D. Hill, Brandt Johnson, Briana Layon, Daniel Popa, Peter Tedeschi, David Zhonzinsky


  • Midtown festival awards - nominated for:
  • Best Musical
  • Best Music and Lyrics
  • Best Lead Actor - Jeff Essex
  • Best Lead Actress - Briana Layon
  • Best Supporting Actor - Angus Hepburn
  • Best Choreography - Natasa Trifan


  • Monday, July 13th - 8:00pm
  • Friday, July 17th - 4:30pm
  • Saturday, July 25th - 5:00pm
  • Sunday, July 26th - 12:00 noon
  • Friday, July 31st - 9:15pm
  • Sunday, August 2nd - 4:30pm




The June Havoc Theatre 312 W. 36th Street, First Floor, New York, NY 10018 (in the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, between 8th and 9th Avenues)