Live theater tends to be more thrilling than film, largely due to the heightened odds of seeing someone flub a line or deliver a stirring monologue while sitting in your lap. Witness truly dramatic close-ups with this GrouponLive deal to see Tovarich, performed by the Maxim Gorky Drama State Theater at John Hancock Hall on Tuesday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $35, you get two upper-orchestra seats in rows HH–SS (up to a $70 value, including all fees).
- For $45, you get two upper-orchestra seats in sections AA–GG (up to a $90 value, including all fees).
- For $60, you get two lower-orchestra seats in sections O–U (up to a $120 value).
- For $75, you get two lower-orchestra seats in sections A–N (up to a $150 value).
Tovarich has lived several lives, transforming from a 1933 play into a 1937 film into a Tony-winning Broadway musical. Today, the acclaimed cast of the Maxim Gorky Drama State Theater revives the story, making their US debut to bring this story of comedic romanticism to John Hancock Hall. With the Russian Revolution shadowing his doorstep, the czar sends his fortune to Paris in the care of Prince Uryatiev and his wife, the Grand Duchess Tatiana Petrovna. The loyal couple refuses to spend a ruble of the czar’s wealth, instead supporting themselves by taking jobs as the butler and maid of a wealthy French family. But, unused to waiting on others, they struggle comically with these false identities—and their secret may be exposed when one of the guests at a dinner party proves to be a Soviet commissar.
International Concerts brings a cadre of consummate performers from around the globe to share beloved plays and musical pieces with stateside audiences. The not-for-profit organization aims to cater to a wide array of cultural interests, pairing performances from established legends with debuts from emerging talents. Over the years, they have hosted artists who have sung tributes to Pavarotti and performed La Boheme, and have honored acclaimed soprano Deborah Voigt with a black-tie gala complete with unbreakable champagne glasses.