The Cradle Will Rock by Marc Blitzstein
A HOWL ! ARTS PROJECT 2009 presentation.
On a June evening in 1938 director Orson Welles, producer John Houseman and the cast and crew of a new Broadway musical were locked out of their theater on opening night by armed servicemen under orders from the Federal Govt. Without costumes, sets, lights or sound, Welles and Houseman found an unused theater, rented an upright piano and marched their audience up Broadway for what has become the most historic theatrical opening ever recorded. The entire libretto performed from the audience by actors forbidden to step onto the stage, received a 40 minute standing ovation, as legend has it. An operetta about greed, corruption and the plight of the worker could not be more timely.
This production originally produced by downtown Music Productions, East Village Concert Series and St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery.
Music Direction: Mimi Stern-Wolfe; Directed and Choreographed by Lisa Brailoff.
Artistic Coordinator: Jeannine Otis.
The Cradle Will Rock
Moll: Laura Newman
Dauber the Artist, Bugs: Michael Iannucci
Professor Trixie: Greg Senf
Larry: Mark Peters
A Gent, President Prexie, Stevie: Rob Ventre
Yasha the Violinist: Zak Risinger
Sister Mister, A Reporter: Rayna Hickman
The Druggist: Joel Abels
Professor Scoot: Tom Savage
Gus, A Dick, Cop #2: Joshua Lee Isaacs
Dr. Specialist, Junior Mister: Alex Michaels
Editor Daily, Attendant: Michael Schilke
Mr. Mister, Cop #1: Paul Malamphy
Reverend Salvation: Mark Singer
Mrs. Mister: Darcy Dunn
Ella: Jeannine Otis
The Clerk: Jason Robards III
Professor Maimi: Gavin Esham
Sadie, A Reporter: Kate Canary
On Piano: Mimi Stern-Wolfe
45 Bleecker Street Theater
45 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|