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Marc Blitzstein

 
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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Concert [Off-Broadway], 1941
Piano
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1938
Performer
Clerk
First Reporter
Professor Mamie

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
English Adaptation
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Adaptation
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Translation
 
[Williamstown, MA (Regional), 2003]
Translation
 
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Translation
 
[St. Louis, MO (Regional), 1981]
Adaptation
 
[Off-Broadway, 1978]
Composer
 
[Chicago (Regional), 1970]
Translation
Translation
 
[Broadway, 1966]
Translation
 
[US Tour, 1961]
Translation
 
[Broadway, 1959]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 1955]
Orchestrator
 
[Off-Broadway, 1955]
Translation
 
[Off-Broadway, 1954]
Translation
 
[Broadway, 1950]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1949]
Orchestrator
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 1946]
Composer
 
[Broadway, 1938]
Director
Director
 
[Broadway, 1937]
Composer

Writing

Songs
Composer/Lyricist
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Lyricist
Composer
Composer
Lyricist
Lyricist
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist
Sketches
Bookwriter
Librettist
Composer
Libretto/Music
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist
Adaptation
Adaptation
Adaptation

Photos

The Cradle Will RockNew York City CenterProduction Credits:Directed by Sam GoldChoreo Photo

The Cradle Will RockNew York City CenterProduction Credits:Directed by Sam GoldChoreography by Chase BrockOther Credits:Lyrics by: Marc BlitzsteinMusic by: Marc BlitzsteinBook by: Marc Blitzstein

From: 
Date:
07/10/2013
The Cradle Will RockNew York City CenterProduction Credits:Directed by Sam GoldChoreo Photo

The Cradle Will RockNew York City CenterProduction Credits:Directed by Sam GoldChoreography by Chase BrockOther Credits:Lyrics by: Marc BlitzsteinMusic by: Marc BlitzsteinBook by: Marc Blitzstein

From: 
Date:
07/10/2013
The Cradle Will RockNew York City CenterProduction Credits:Directed by Sam GoldChoreo Photo

The Cradle Will RockNew York City CenterProduction Credits:Directed by Sam GoldChoreography by Chase BrockOther Credits:Lyrics by: Marc BlitzsteinMusic by: Marc BlitzsteinBook by: Marc Blitzstein

From: 
Date:
07/10/2013
The Cradle Will RockNew York City CenterProduction Credits:Directed by Sam GoldChoreo Photo

The Cradle Will RockNew York City CenterProduction Credits:Directed by Sam GoldChoreography by Chase BrockOther Credits:Lyrics by: Marc BlitzsteinMusic by: Marc BlitzsteinBook by: Marc Blitzstein

From: 
Date:
07/10/2013
The Cradle Will RockNew York City CenterProduction Credits:Directed by Sam GoldChoreo Photo

The Cradle Will RockNew York City CenterProduction Credits:Directed by Sam GoldChoreography by Chase BrockOther Credits:Lyrics by: Marc BlitzsteinMusic by: Marc BlitzsteinBook by: Marc Blitzstein

From: 
Date:
07/10/2013

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Concert [Off-Broadway], 1941
Piano

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1938
Performer

Clerk

First Reporter

Professor Mamie

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
English Adaptation

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Adaptation

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Translation

[Williamstown, MA (Regional), 2003]
Translation

[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Translation

[St. Louis, MO (Regional), 1981]
Adaptation

[Off-Broadway, 1978]
Composer

[Chicago (Regional), 1970]
Translation

Translation

[Broadway, 1966]
Translation

[US Tour, 1961]
Translation

[Broadway, 1959]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 1955]
Orchestrator

[Off-Broadway, 1955]
Translation

[Off-Broadway, 1954]
Translation

[Broadway, 1950]
Director

[Broadway, 1949]
Orchestrator

Orchestrator

[Broadway, 1946]
Composer

[Broadway, 1938]
Director

Director

[Broadway, 1937]
Composer

Writing
Songs
Composer/Lyricist
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Lyricist
Composer
Composer
Lyricist
Lyricist
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist
Sketches
Bookwriter
Librettist
Composer
Libretto/Music
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist
Adaptation
Adaptation
Adaptation





Marc Blitzstein News

Wagner College Theatre Season Opens With THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Photo Wagner College Theatre Season Opens With THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2022

Eighty-five years after its legendary opening on Broadway, THE CRADLE WILL ROCK is coming to Wagner College Theatre's main stage. Entirely written and composed by Marc Blitzstein, the original 1937 production was directed by Orson Welles and was developed as part of The Federal Theatre Project under the New Deal.

Greek National Opera's Tribute Concerts Honoring Mikis Theodorakis Continue Throughou Photo Greek National Opera's Tribute Concerts Honoring Mikis Theodorakis Continue Throughout 2022‚Ä"23 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2022

The Greek National Opera (GNO) continues its three-year cycle celebrating and commemorating Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis (1925-2021) throughout the 2022-23 season with concerts presented on its main stage, Stavros Niarchos Hall, and its Alternative Stage at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center beginning in September and October.

Single Tickets on Sale Now for Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season Photo Single Tickets on Sale Now for Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2022

Single tickets are now on sale for Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season. The company launches single ticket sales on the heels of its silver anniversary celebration in which they also revealed an exciting brand refresh with a new logo and website designed by GriffinWink Advertising.

The Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera Kicks Off 2022/23 Season This Month Photo The Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera Kicks Off 2022/23 Season This Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2022

The Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera announces an eclectic artistic programme for the 2022/2023 season, offering audiences a multitude of opera and music theatre productions, musicals, productions for children and young people, revivals of earlier productions, festivals and concerts.

After Dinner Opera Company Presents SACCO AND VANZETTI Opera By Blitzstein And Lehrma Photo After Dinner Opera Company Presents SACCO AND VANZETTI Opera By Blitzstein And Lehrman
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 22, 2022

After Dinner Opera Company presents the New York and Orchestral staged premiere of Sacco and Vanzetti, begun by Marc Blitzstein, completed & conducted by Leonard Lehrma, and directed by Benjamin Spierman.

Founding Artistic Director of The Blank Theatre Daniel Henning to Step Down Photo Founding Artistic Director of The Blank Theatre Daniel Henning to Step Down
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022

Daniel Henning, the Founding Artistic Director of The Blank Theatre in Hollywood, is stepping down after 32 years, effective October 8, 2022. Henning founded The Blank Theatre in 1990.

The Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera Announces 2022/23 Season Photo The Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera Announces 2022/23 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2022

The Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera announces an eclectic artistic programme for the 2022/2023 season, offering audiences a multitude of opera and music theatre productions, musicals, productions for children and young people, revivals of earlier productions, festivals and concerts.

COMPANY's Patti LuPone Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a F Photo COMPANY's Patti LuPone Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

Patti LuPone has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for COMPANY.

Out Today: Kronos Quartet Releases The World Premiere Recording Of 'M√°ĽĻ Lai' Photo Out Today: Kronos Quartet Releases The World Premiere Recording Of 'M√°ĽĻ Lai'
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2022

The renowned Kronos Quartet today releases the world premiere recording of MŠĽĻ Lai, the acclaimed opera composed by Jonathan Berger with libretto by Harriet Scott Chessman, on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

Opera Saratoga Artistic And General Director Lawrence Edelson To Step Down After 2022 Photo Opera Saratoga Artistic And General Director Lawrence Edelson To Step Down After 2022 Summer Festival Season
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today that the 2022 Summer Festival will be the final season in his leadership role with the company. Edelson, who joined the company in 2014, will remain in his position through the end of July.

Marc Blitzstein Videos

VIDEO: Patti LuPone Shares Memories of Working With Stephen Sondheim and More on LATE VideoVIDEO: Patti LuPone Shares Memories of Working With Stephen Sondheim and More on LATE NIGHT
by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2021

Patti LuPone was a guest on last night's episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, which she shared some of her memories working with Stephen Sondheim, and more.

VIDEO: On This Day, August 25: Happy Birthday, Leonard Bernstein! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, August 25: Happy Birthday, Leonard Bernstein!
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2017

Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He took piano lessons as a boy and attended the Garrison and Boston Latin Schools. At Harvard University, he studied with Walter Piston, Edward Burlingame-Hill, and A. Tillman Merritt, among others. Before graduating in 1939, he made an unofficial conducting debut with his own incidental music to 'The Birds,' and directed and performed in Marc Blitzstein's 'The Cradle Will Rock.' Then at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, he studied piano with Isabella Vengerova, conducting with Fritz Reiner, and orchestration with Randall Thompson. 

VIDEO: On This Day, April 25: Remembering Bea Arthur
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2017

On this day in 2009, stage and Screen star Beatrice (Bea) Arthur passed away at age 86.

STAGE TUBE: May the Fourth Be with You- STAR WARS Meets Broadway and Bea Arthur!
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2015

May the Fourth be with you. That's right, it's a special day in the Star Wars fandom. Below, we celebrate May 4th with a Broadway-style flashback to Bea Arthur's big number in the 1978 Star Wars Christmas special. Check it out below!

VIDEO: Patti LuPone Makes Cameo Appearance in THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2015

Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone is making a cameo appearance in LA Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES now Through March 1. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at her appearance!

VIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone in Never-Before Aired PBS Soap Operetta
by Stage Tube - Jan 14, 2014

Below, watch Broadway star Patti LuPone like you've never seen her before as we present: 'Love Cycle: A Soap Operetta', a 'mini'musical' made for PBS in 1984 which was never broadcast.

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Raul Esparza, Judy Kuhn, Anika Noni Rose & More in Encores! THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 10, 2013

Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, the inaugural show of New York City Center's new Encores! Off-Center series will play for five performances, July 10 - 13 at City Center. The production stars Danny Burstein, Eisa Davis, Raul Esparza, Peter Friedman, Aidan Gemme, Judy Kuhn, David Margulies, Martin Moran, Michael Park, Robert Petkoff, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Anika Noni Rose, Matthew Saldivar and Henry Stram. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released highlights below!

BWW TV: In Rehearsal for Encores! THE CRADLE WILL ROCK with Raul Esparza, Anika Noni Rose, Judy Kuhn & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 2, 2013

Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, the inaugural show of New York City Center's new Encores! Off-Center series, will play for five performances, July 10-13 at City Center- starring Danny Burstein, Eisa Davis, Ra√ļl Esparza, Peter Friedman, Aidan Gemme, Judy Kuhn, David Margulies, Martin Moran, Michael Park, Robert Petkoff, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Anika Noni Rose, Matthew Saldivar and Henry Stram. The cast and creative team met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld's Richie Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say and catch a special performance preview below!

STAGE TUBE: LuPone Sings 'Roses' on Jimmy Fallon
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 18, 2010

As BroadwayWorld has reported, this week is Broadway Week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon! Each night, a different Broadway musical is visiting Fallon's studio to give a sample of their show. Christina Ricca (Time Stands Still) and the cast of Memphis kicked off the week on Monday, September 13. Yesterday, Fallon was visited by Broadway legend Patti LuPone. Click below to watch her performance of GYPSY's 'Roses."

STAGE TUBE: A Tribute to Bea Arthur - Los Hombres de 'El Cuartel'
by Eddie Varley - Apr 26, 2009

Stage and Screen star Beatrice (Bea) Arthur passed away yesterday, Saturday, April 25 at age 86. Clark Johnsen of the Mary Poppins Tour and his fellow castmates Nick Sanchez and Justin Keyes, performed a wonderful vocal tribute to the late Arthur that we are happy to share with you here on BWW TV.


Marc Blitzstein Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Marc Blitzstein been in?
Marc Blitzstein has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Marc Blitzstein been in?
Marc Blitzstein has not appeared in the West End

How many shows has Marc Blitzstein written?
Marc Blitzstein has written 11 shows including The Cradle Will Rock (Bookwriter), Pins and Needles (Sketches), No for an Answer (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), The Airborne Symphony (Composer/Lyricist), Regina (Libretto/Music), Reuben, Reuben (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Juno (Composer/Lyricist), Blitzstein! (Songs), Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill (Lyricist), A Kurt Weill Cabaret (Lyricist), The Threepenny Opera (Adaptation).