The Cradle Will Rock Broadway

Corporations and churches use their influence to shape laws to their favor, unemployment hits new heights, and millions of Americans are losing their homes. Sound like the New Millennium? In 1937, Mark Blitzstein’s musical called these issues into question with his scathing satire of greed, corruption and politics in the U.S. of A. So scandalous, in fact, was “The Cradle” that the U.S. Government tried to shut it down. But Blitzstein’s humor, music and agitprop parody ruled the day and the public got to hear this terrific, fun, jazzy score. Snappy tunes, wonderful characters and deep questions about our nation will take you on a rollercoaster ride through the American patriotic psyche.

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Windsor Theatre

(New York, NY)
157 W. 48th St.
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by Julie Musbach - Sep 6, 2019
Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan will return to Broadway with the second of his two exhilarating dramas celebrating Lyndon B. Johnson's legacy: THE GREAT SOCIETY. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Longtime Arizona Theatre Company (Sean Daniels, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) supporters Rob and Laurie Glaser will receive The Georgy Award for their passionate commitment to theatre and ATC at Life is a Cabaret, the 2019 annual fund-raising gala on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Temple of Music & Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 15, 2019
Brilliant social commentary or sophomoric lowbrow humor? Just what is it that makes Urinetown the Musical such a hit with audiences and theater companies a?' is it the biting satire delivered in Greg Kotis' book and lyrics and in Mark Hollmann's music and lyrics, or is it (in the case of Nashville Repertory Theatre's 35th season opening production) director Jason Tucker's fast-paced and quick-witted vision that's nothing short of mesmerizingly entertaining? We'll leave that up to you to decide a?' well, actually, we won't since that's why I am paid the big bucks to tell you what to think a?' but rest assured that no matter the reason, odds are you're going to love Nashville Rep's iteration of Urinetown and you'll want to score tickets before the show evaporates into the creative ether encircling Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Johnson Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
An invitation-only staged reading of the new musical PopStar a?" featuring an original score by one of the music industry's leading songwriting teams a?" will take place at Ripley Grier, 305 W. 38th Street, on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Classic Stage Company's 2019 gala will honor Anika Noni Rose, whose singular performance in CSC's recent production of Carmen Jones propelled it to widespread acclaim, and Ted Chapin, visionary President of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Classic Stage Company today announces the events comprising its 2019-20 season of Classic Conversations, evenings of conversation and performance featuring CSC's Tony Award-winning Artistic Director, John Doyle, with some of today's foremost musical-theater artists.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Quintessential song-and-dance man Tony Yazbeck, a Tony Award nominee for his starring role in the 2014 Broadway revival of On the Town, performs his spellbinding An Evening with Broadway's Tony Yazbeck on Saturday, November 23 at 8 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
THEATER 2020, Brooklyn Heights' NY award winning Theater Company is pleased to announce a Gala Concert a?oeBroadway in Brooklyn, A Salute to Hal Prince!a?? Join us on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 7pm a?" 10:30pm for an evening of musical delights selected from Broadway shows that were produced and/or directed by Hal Prince.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, announces the cast and creative team for the Off-Broadway premiere production of the new musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. Performances begin Tuesday, November 26, 2019 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 29, 2019 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Thursday, December 5 at 6:45 p.m.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2019
BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as David Garrison gives us a lesson on Richard Nixon and George Wallace.
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 9, 2019
It's another busy weekend in Nashville - but when is Music City not packed with events, festivals, affairs? - and we're back with our Critic's Choice recommendations to have you cut through the theatrical flotsam and jetsam and find a cultural opening that's a good fit for your harried lifestyle. Nashville Opera opens its staging of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock at Noah Liff Opera Center, Way Off Broadway Productions unveils its version of Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Music Valley Event Center, Street Theatre Company invites you to the see their staging of Lynn Nottage's Sweat at their new venue on Elm Hill Pike and Nashville Rep continues its celebration of 10 years of The Ingram New Works Festival at Nashville Children's Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
Classic Stage Company announces two events in conjunction with Tony Award-winner John Doyle's production of Marc Blitzstein's 1937 play in music The Cradle Will Rock. On May 14, legendary former New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse, author of the forthcoming Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor (Alfred A. Knopf, August 2019),and Kate Shindle, president of Actors' Equity Association, will discuss the history and current state of labor and union movements in relation to Cradle's timely and timeless themes. 
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
Play+1 and Charging Moose Media announce Encounter Party!, an audio adventure governed by the rules of Dungeons & Dragons. Set inside the world of Ravnica from the popular game Magic: the Gathering, Encounter Party! takes five adventurers on an epic adventure filled with mystery, intrigue, puzzles, and of course, Encounters.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
Broadway's biggest names, legendary theatre insiders and devoted fans donned their best poker faces on May 13, 2019, to help those in need at this year's spirited and record-breaking edition of Broadway Bets. The lively evening of Texas Hold 'em raised an astounding $315,200 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 11, 2019
Now onstage through Mother's Day (Sunday, May 12) in a much anticipated and gleefully subversive production from Nashville Opera, The Cradle Will Rock remains hard to define: It could be described as a work of art whose meaning, its very raison d'etre, can be bent to suit any conceivable justification. Variously, Blitzstein described his 1937 work as a 'play in music' or an 'opera for actors' and its history clearly paints it as either or even as both.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
Broadway stars and poker pros will sit next to theatre fans and industry insiders for a rousing game of Texas Hold 'em when Broadway Bets, Broadway's official poker tournament, returns this Monday, May 13. The event is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
THEATER 2020, Brooklyn Heights' NY award winning professional theater company is pleased to announce its June 2019 run of the masterwork 'THE CRADLE WILL ROCK,' in a limited run of 16 performances (indoors & out) Friday, June 7th - Sunday, June 30th, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 9th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2018-2019 season.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 3/28/2019 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 29, 2019
Tonight, Broadway Twitter got a wonderful and unexpected treat when Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone made her first official appearance on the social networking site. 
by Julie Musbach - Mar 29, 2019
The new comedy musical, Tootsie begins performances on Broadway tonight, March 29th, with an opening night of Tuesday, April 23rd. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2019
Patti LuPone is returning to the New York Philharmonic to celebrate her 70th birthday!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
Classic Stage Company announces their 2019-2020 season. Bookended by two John Doyle-directed productions-William Shakespeare's Macbeth (October-December 2019) and Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins (April-June, 2020)-the lineup also includes two canonical works of gothic horror: Dracula and Frankenstein, presented in repertory, January-March 2020, based on the novels by Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced today that the company's critically acclaimed recording of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rockwill be featured this Friday evening, March 15th, 2019, on the CBS series Hawaii Five-0 (Season 9, Episode 19).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019
An evening of anarchic theatre, live music and strange goings-on…
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
The Actors' Gang presents One Act Festival, featuring two contrasting programs performed in repertory. Show one, entitled The Classic, begins performances March 14th (press opening March 23) and features two classic one-act plays -- Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit, directed by Brian T. Finney, and Samuel Beckett's Krapps's Last Tape, directed by Cynthia Ettinger. Show two, entitled The Original, begins performances March 16 (Press Opening March 29) and features three new one-act plays written, directed, and acted by The Actors Gang ensemble:  Tradition, written by James Edward Bane and directed by Tess Vidal, A Perfect World, written by Lynde Houck and directed by Danielle Powell, and Clean Slate, written by Bob Turton and directed by Zoe Hall. Both programs will run Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through April 20th.  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
The University of Washington School of Drama, led by Interim Executive Director Lynn M. Thomas and Associate Director Geoff Korf, is pleased to announce its 2019 - 2020 season.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
SONS OF APOLLO--former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal (ex-Guns N' Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force)—are pleased to announce the release of 'Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony' on August 30.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck will bring his one-man show, Both Feet Off the Ground, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only-Friday, August 16 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 17 (8 p.m.).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019
The Actors' Gang Theater presents an exhibition featuring the artworks of Ralph Steadman and Dario Fo, to accompany the run of ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST, which will open this Saturday, February 2nd and will continue until March 9th. Written by Italian playwright and Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo, translated by Jon Laskin and Michael Aquilante and directed by Will Thomas McFadden, the play began its run on Thursday, January 24th.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019
Producer Mark Cortale has announced a marquee trio for his acclaimed West End concert series - with two unique shows in one day, on Sunday February 3.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents West End star Zachary Morris (Secret Garden, Spring Awakening, Rocky Horror) and international conductor Ben van Tienen (Funny Girl, West Side Story) making their Feinstein's/54 Below debut with Instructions for Dancing, a night of singing and storytelling. In a time filled with so much doubt and unrest, let yourself be transported into their world of acceptance and empowerment, reminding you through their heartfelt stories that we are all good enough as we are. Take a haunting journey through words, music, and consciousness as they cover the songs from Alan Menken and Jerry Herman to Fleetwood Mac and the Magnetic Fields. Mesmerizing and magical, Instructions for Dancing invites you to come and rediscover yourself at Feinstein's/54 Below. Instructions for dancing the album was created by Zach and Ben in 2016 during their time on the Rocky Horror Show and is available for download on all major music retailers. http://www.instructionsfordancing.com
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019
Classic Stage Company presents Marc Blitzstein's allegorical play in music The Cradle Will Rock, directed by John Doyle, March 21 - May 19, 2019. A Depression-era indictment of rampant capitalism told almost entirely in song, The Cradle Will Rock maintains a twinkle in its eye while bearing sharp fangs. The 1937 premiere of this story of American class tensions-directed by Orson Welles-was famously shut down on the eve of opening night by federal authorities over so-called 'budget cuts,' commonly considered a thin veil for fears of the play's pro-labor stance. The artists involved rebelliously circumvented its cancellation, making for one of the most memorable stories in 20th century theater history. While Blitzstein's libretto is very much a product of its own 1930s political context, The Cradle Will Rock pulses with immediacy in an era of expanding economic inequality and policy for purchase. CSC's 2018-2019 season began with The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Bertolt Brecht's allegory about the rise of fascism via a charismatic tyrant; this spring, it closes with an all-American Brecht-and-Weill-inspired work, which carries a message of defiance built into its very title.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
To celebrate last week's successful release of the cast recording as well as two prestigious Critics' Circle Awards for Marianne Elliott's critically acclaimed production ofCompany, broadcaster Paddy O'Connell will be hosting a post-show Q and A at the Gielgud Theatre, with two of the show's stars - Rosalie Craig, who plays the central role of Bobbie and Patti LuPone, who plays Joanne.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
The New York-based theater company, Theater in Asylum (TIA), will present six performances of Alice Pencavel's Totally Wholesome Foods at Episcopal Actors' Guild in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019
In the spirit of Classic Stage Company's new production of The Cradle Will Rock, Marc Blitzstein's historic pro-labor American play in music (March 21 - May 19), CSC is implementing a policy through which members of any union will receive $25 rush tickets to the show. In order to redeem these tickets, patrons must show their union ID at the box office the day of the performance they would like to attend, pending availability. This will be in addition to CSC's regular and student rush policies.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2019
The New York-based theater company, Theater in Asylum (TIA), will present six performances of Alice Pencavel's Totally Wholesome Foods at Episcopal Actors' Guild in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019
The New York-based theater company, Theater in Asylum (TIA), will present six performances of Alice Pencavel's Totally Wholesome Foods at Episcopal Actors' Guild in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announced today that Director James Blaszko has been named the 2019 Kurt Weill Fellowship recipient. With generous support from The Kurt Weill Foundation, Blaszko will serve as Assistant Director to SDC Member, Tony Award-winner, and Classic Stage Company's (CSC) Artistic Director John Doyle on his upcoming production of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock at CSC, opening on April 3, 2019.
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 30, 2019
Phone rings, door chimes, in comes Company! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the classic Stephen Sondheim musical Company is returning to Broadway this spring with the show's gender-bent production from London's West End. To prepare you to be side by side by side when the show opens, we're getting to know the two stars, Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone, by looking back at some of their most memorable performances. Check it all out!
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 28, 2019
Bless our souls! The beloved Disney classic Hercules is getting a stage adaptation courtesy of The Public Theater! The production runs from August 31st to September 8th at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. To prepare you to go the distance with Hercules, Meg, Hades, and more, we're giving you our guide to Hercules, from the movie's history to a look at the cast including Jelani Alladin, Krysta Rodriguez, and more. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
The Actors' Gang presents VIOLENCE: The Misadventures of Spike Spangle, Farmer, written by The Actors' Gang Artistic Director Tim Robbins and Adam Simon and directed by Bob Turton, who was most recently seen at The Actors' Gang as "The Maniac" in Accidental Death of an Anarchist. This no-holds barred satire of militarism and media manipulation begins performances May 2nd (Press Opening May 11th at 8:00pm) and will run Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through June 22nd. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 4/4/2019 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by Review Roundups - Apr 4, 2019
Classic Stage Company presents Marc Blitzstein's allegorical play in music The Cradle Will Rock, directed by John Doyle, March 21 - May 19, 2019.
by Michael Dale - Apr 4, 2019
In June of 1937, the United States government padlocked New York's Maxine Elliot Theatre and sent security guards to prevent the performance of a new musical, but the unknown leading lady Olive Stanton courageously fought her fears and led an act of defiance that made headlines the morning after opening night.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 3, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Get over the hump today by catching up on the latest Broadway news!
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 24, 2019
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart stars actors Becca A. Lewis in the role of Prudencia and Brooks Reeves as Colin Syme, Prudencia's academic arch nemesis who is hoping for more than an academic relationship with her, with Music Direction by David Reiffel.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
Classic Stage Company announces two exciting and illuminating events in conjunction with Tony Award-winner John Doyle's production of Marc Blitzstein's 1937 play in music The Cradle Will Rock.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019
Last week, Broadway Twitter got a wonderful and unexpected treat when Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone made her first official appearance on the social networking site. Working under the handle @PattiLuPone, LuPone joined the social network with an immediately verified account - but had yet to tweet, like, quote, or grace us with any content whatsoever.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 4/11/2019 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.