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The Cradle Will Rock

  • Mainstage
  • Jul 10 - 13, 2013
  • Tickets start at $25

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    Music, Lyrics and Book by Marc Blitzstein
    Choreographed by Chase Brock
    Music Direction by Chris Fenwick
    Directed by Sam Gold

    Starring
    Danny Burstein, Eisa Davis, Raúl Esparza,
    Peter Friedman, Aidan Gemme,
    Judy Kuhn, David Margulies, Martin Moran,
    Michael Park, Robert Petkoff,
    Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Anika Noni Rose,
    Matthew Saldívar, Henry Stram

    New York City Center goes Off-Broadway with Encores! Off-Center, a new musical theater series led by artistic director Jeanine Tesori. Off-Center features seminal Off-Broadway musicals filtered through the lens of today’s most innovative artists.

    In an era of Occupy Wall Street–style rebellion against corporate greed, Marc Blitzstein’s 1937 battle hymn to the proletariat feels remarkably fresh. Set against the backdrop of a steel strike and peopled with fat-cat capitalists, brutal policemen, heroic union organizers, and a warm-hearted prostitute, The Cradle Will Rock is a powerful political document, a funny, potent satire, and an extraordinary piece of theater history.

    Lobby Project
    The Lobby Project expands City Center’s performance space beyond the stage with a series of free pre-performance events featuring groundbreaking artists and performers.View Full Schedule

    Encores! Off-Center Founding Sponsors
    Stacey and Eric Mindich
    Stacy Bash-Polley

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