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Silk Stockings (1955) is Cole Porter's final Broadway musical and is based upon the Greta Garbo classic Ninotchka. A famous Russian composer (Jacob L. Smith) has been persuaded by a glib Hollywood agent (Kevin Kraft) to write the score for a movie to be shot in Paris starring an American aquatic film star (Oakley Boycott). Sent to Paris to return the composer to Mother Russia are three bumbling spies (Jody Cook; Jason Simon; Carl Danielsen) who quickly lose interest in their task. Their failure costs the Commissar of Art (T.J. Mannix) his "dacha" (among other things). His replacement (John Alban Coughlan) sends the intrepid spy-master Ninotchka (Kate Marrily) to Paris to sort out the spies, the composer and anyone else with Capitalist ideas. She fails because she succumbs to the wiles of the agent, Paris and the West. Helping sprinkle fairy "fall-out" on these Cold War proceedings are Rony Stav, Kristi Roosmaa; Yael Gonen; Sarah Spiegelman; Ethan Sher; Josh Scheer; Matthew Hardy and Mark Brown.
New York, NY 10024
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