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A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD,
A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE

A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine is a musical comedy consisting of two essentially independent one-act plays, with a book and lyrics by Dick Vosburgh and music by Frank Lazarus. It was first performed in 1979.

The first act, A Day in Hollywood, is a revue of classic Hollywood songs of the 1930s performed by singers and dancers representing ushers from Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The second, A Night in the Ukraine, is loosely based on Anton Chekhov's one-act play The Bear, and is presented in the style of a Marx Brothers movie.

The most recent appearance was in March 2009 at Playcrafters of Skippack in Pennsylvania. That performance featured a cast of Bruce Bogdanoff, David Cox, Dennis Christoferetti, Rachel Daly, Cassandra Hogan, Nancy Kadwill, Alicia Landis, Amelia Martin, Ginny Pickles and Curt Lippe as the Groucho character. In the summer of 2003, Lippe appeared as Captain Spaulding when the Actors Net of Bucks County in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, presented Animal Crackers.