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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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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022
The cast has been announced for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical which will begin preview performances Wednesday, November 2 ahead of a Sunday, December 4 opening night at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022
Roundabout Theatre Company will present a special Benefit Concert Reading of The Pirates of Penzance, the Tony Award-winning musical adapted by Rupert Holmes, with music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W.S. Gilbert and direction by Scott Ellis. 
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.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced complete casting for the Special Benefit Concert Reading of The Pirates of Penzance. The concert will be taking place on Monday, October 17, 2022 at the American Airlines Theatre. 
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 25, 2022
Rita Gardner, who starred as Luisa in the original Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks, has passed away at the age of 87 from leukemia, according to friend and collegue Alex Rybeck.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022
Classic Stage Company has announced its full programming for Classic Perspectives, a series of post-show conversations inspired by A Man of No Importance by Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty, and Lynn Ahrens.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022
The right to free speech is being threatened, now more than ever. To raise awareness of the dangers of censorship for the theatre industry, the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund is presenting a special podcast, available to download now through September 24 in conjunction with Banned Books Week. Listen here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2022
Classic Stage Company's 2022 Annual Gala will honor recently-departed Artistic Director John Doyle. The Gala will take place on Monday, October 24 at 6pm at Capitale.
by Show Highlights - Oct 28, 2022
Classic Stage Company's A Man Of No Importance  will begin performances on Tuesday, October 11, with opening night set for Sunday, October 30. The cast of A Man Of No Importance includes four-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons (The Boys in the Band) and more. It will run through Sunday, December 18. Get a first look at photos here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022
Eddie Cooper, Lilli Cooper and Jennifer Sánchez will join Santino Fontana for Red Bull Theater's all-star benefit performance of Your Own Thing, the 1968 hit Off-Broadway rock musical suggested by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. This one-night-only performance will take place Monday December 12th at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space.  
by Michael Major - Oct 24, 2022
Jim Parsons appeared on CBS Mornings recently to discuss appearing Off-Broadway in A Man of No Importance. Parsons discussed the intimacy of performing the show at Classic Stage Company, his Irish accent in the production, the recent Big Bang Theory reunion, and more Watch the new video interview now!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2022
Classic Stage Company's A Man of No Importance will extend its run due to popular demand. Previously set to close on December 4, the musical will now close on Sunday, December 18. 
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 17, 2022
Patti LuPone has responded to hate on social media. Following an incident last week at Hadestown that involved Lillias White mistakenly calling out a hard of hearing audience member for using a captioning device, theatre fans are making their opinion of the event known. While some have taken to Twitter to express outrage over White's misstep, others have been quick to compare the backlash to some of LuPone's past onstage antics- many of which have received praise. 
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2022
A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will begin preview performances tonight, November 2 ahead of a Sunday, December 4 opening night at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre. Meet the cast here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022
Classic Stage Company will present a benefit performance of A Man of No Importance on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 7PM. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Classic Stage Company’s work to present reimagined classic theater.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022
RED BULL THEATER has announced that Lesli Margherita, Simon Pearl, Michael Pilato, and Vaden Thurgood have been added to the cast of their one-night-only benefit performance of the hit 1968 rock musical Your Own Thing.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022
Performances begin tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1 for the Broadway musical Sister Act at Paper Mill Playhouse. Sister Act features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane.
by Ariana Straznicky-Packer - May 29, 2022
Read an interview with John Leguizamo in which he takes about Kiss My Aztec! an irreverent new musical loosely based on Latin American history. Travel back to the 1500's as a group of Aztecs lead the resistance against Spanish invaders. With a fierce female warrior at the helm and a not-so-fierce clown in tow, they mount a scrappy attack - and get entangled with royalty, colonizers, pop stars, and puppets
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022
Meet the complete cast for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, as rehearsals began in New York ahead of the musical's world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement this summer at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022
This Memorial Day Weekend, the legendary Tony Award winner Chita Rivera (The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman) and the Tony Award nominated song-and-dance man Tony Yazbeck (On the Town) bring Broadway to the Berkshires. 
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.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 7, 2022
Milwaukee Rep presents My Way, a musical tribute to Frank Sinatra in the Stackner Cabaret March 4 - May 1, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announced Eisa Davis as the first recipient of the Roth-Vogel New Play Commission launched in partnership with 12-time Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, whose extraordinary collaborations with The Vineyard have spanned over two decades.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2022
Lindsay Duncan stars alongside Hilton McRae and Emily Bruni in the UK tour of August Strindberg's The Dance of Death, adapted by Academy Award-winning playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz and directed by Arcola Theatre's Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen.
by Joseph Harrison - Mar 27, 2022
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by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 3, 2022
Get a first look at photos and video of Sister Act, now playing through Sunday, June 26, 2022 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). The cast features Nicole Vanessa Ortiz as Deloris Van Cartier, and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022
Playwrights Horizons has extended Will Arbery’s Corsicana, directed by Tony winner Sam Gold, one week, to July 17, due to popular demand. The world premiere production opened Wednesday, June 22.
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2022
BroadwayWorld has a first look at the East Coast Premiere of the hilarious Kiss My Aztec! An upbeat musical comedy, Kiss My Aztec! features a book by comedy legend John Leguizamo and acclaimed director Tony Taccone; music by Benjamin Velez; lyrics by David Kamp, Leguizamo and Velez; and choreography by Mayte Natalio.
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.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the newest addition to the artistic team: Directing Fellow Mack Brown. Brown is the fifth Roundabout Directing Fellow. This season they will assist on multiple Roundabout productions, and work with the theatre's artistic team as a script reader and on developing two projects of their choosing.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022
Classic Stage Company announced additional casting for A Man of No Importance. Joining the previously announced Jim Parsons in the production will be Alma Cuervo, Kara Mikula, Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil, Thom Sesma, Tony nominee A.J. Shively and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2022
The Green Room 42 has announced their February line-up for in-person performances. Additionally, The Green Room 42 is excited to launch 5/5/5 Tickets – in celebration of their 5th Anniversary, five $5 tickets will be available for every show from February 15, 2022, through February 14, 2023.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2022
Classic Stage Company has announced that all remaining performances of Assassins have been cancelled due to positive Covid cases in the company.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 9, 2022
Milwaukee Rep will present My Way, a musical tribute to Frank Sinatra in the Stackner Cabaret March 4 – May 1, 2022.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2022
Classic Stage Company has released a clip of Ethan Slater and Will Swenson singing 'Ballad of Guiteau'  from their recent production of Assassins! 
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Dec 9, 2021
Comedy Works has announced that Ian Bagg will perform at Comedy Works South at the Landmark.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2021
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2022
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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.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2022
Shereen Ahmed (My Fair Lady) will complete the company for Classic Stage Company's revival of A Man of No Importance, playing Adele Rice. A Man of No Importance will begin performances on Tuesday, October 11, with opening night set for Sunday, October 30 for a limited run through Sunday, December 4.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2022
For one afternoon only, a cast of Broadway performers led by acclaimed conductor, music director, orchestrator, composer, arranger, and Arts Ignite Founder, Mary-Mitchell Campbell (The Prom, Mean Girls, Company) will gather for an arts education celebration called Our Stories, Our Songs on September 18, 2022 at 3:00pm at Ramscale Studio (463 West St, New York, NY).
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.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022
Hartford Stage announced today the cast and creatives for its upcoming production of the East Coast Premiere of the hilarious Kiss My Aztec!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022
The cast will feature Nicole Vanessa Ortiz (Paper Mill Debut, Smokey Joe's Cafe Off-Broadway) as Deloris Van Cartier, Akron Watson (Paper Mill Debut, The Color Purple on Broadway) as Curtis, Jennifer Allen (Carnival at Paper Mill, The Bridges of Madison County on Broadway) as Mother Superior, and more!
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 2, 2022
The Broadway Podcast Network (Dori Berinstein, Co-Founder & CEO; Alan Seales, Co-Founder & CTO) is pleased to announced that The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales is celebrating it's 200th episode in true Broadway style, with special guest, Broadway legend Patti LuPone! The 200th episode is available now, exclusively on the BPN iOS app, and it will be available everywhere you get your podcasts on Tuesday, April 5th.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022
Playwrights Horizons will present Will Arbery’s Corsicana, directed by Sam Gold, June 2–July 10 (opening June 22) in the Mainstage Theater. In Corsicana, a small city in Texas, a woman with Down syndrome named Ginny and her half-brother Christopher are unmoored in the wake of their mother’s death.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022
Berkshire Theatre Group has announced the 2022 Colonial Concert Series: Featuring Broadway Luminaries. 
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 11, 2022
LuPone recalls her first introduction to the musical Gypsy (playing Louise) in highschool, speaking candidly about not understanding the play at the time, and shares how she was initially banned from participating in any of Arthur Laurents work before going on to win a Tony Award for playing Rose. She reflects on going to the 'dark side' a lot when COVID shut the industry down, noting it wasn't that she couldn't perform but rather that she had nothing to fill that void with, and shares how close-knit and supportive the cast and crew of Company is as a result of the collective trauma and uncertainty they faced together once they resumed rehearsals. LuPone also speaks about the importance of doing her work completely in the rehearsal room, allowing her and the audience to both play and relax once she is onstage, and shares why she looks at the audience every single night.

The Cradle Will Rock Frequently Asked Questions

What is the order of songs in The Cradle Will Rock and what's the order?
I'm Checkin' Home Now
Moll and Gent
Moll and Dick
So That's the Way
Hurry Up and Telephone
Moll and Druggist
Oh, What a Filthy Night Court
Mrs. Mister and Reverend Salvation
Hard Times
The Sermon
War! War!
Croon-Spoon
The Freedom of the Press
Let's Do Something
Honolulu
Drugstore Scene
Summer Weather
Gus and Sadie Love Song
Hotel Lobby Scene
Don't Let Me Keep You
The Rich
Ah, There You Are
Ask Us Again
Art for Art's Sake
Nickel Under the Foot
Polyphonic
Leaflets
The Cradle Will Rock
Faculty Room Scene
Lovely Morning
Triple Flank Maneuvre
Do I Have To Say?
Listen, Fellas
Doctor and Ella
Joe Worker
Stuck Like a Sandwich
Ex-Foreman
Final Reprises

What productions of The Cradle Will Rock have there been?
The Cradle Will Rock has had 11 productions including Broadway which opened in 1938, Broadway which opened in 1938, Broadway which opened in 1947, Broadway which opened in 1947, Off-Broadway which opened in 1964, Off-Broadway which opened in 1964, Off-Broadway which opened in 1983, Off-Broadway which opened in 1983, West End which opened in 1985, Off-Broadway which opened in 2013 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2019.