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Newman Theatre (New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street (between Astor Place & 4th St)

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Tuesdays: 8:00pm
Wednesdays: 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
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Based on the nationally best-selling novel of the same name by 2005 MacArthur Fellow Jonathan Lethem, this soaring new musical THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE will open in October with a dynamite creative team including composer/lyricist Michael Friedman (Love's Labour's Lost, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and bookwriter Itamar Moses. THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE is the extraordinary coming-of-age story about 1970s Brooklyn and beyond- of black and white, soul and rap, block parties and blackouts, friendship and betrayal, comic books and 45s. And the story of what would happen if two teenagers obsessed with superheroes believed that maybe, just maybe, they could fly.

Conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin (Bad Jews, 4000 Miles), based on the acclaimed novel by Jonathan Lethem, the soaring new musical The Fortress of Solitude makes its World Premiere at The Public this fall with a dynamite creative team including composer/lyricist Michael Friedman (Love's Labour's Lost, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and bookwriter Itamar Moses ("Boardwalk Empire," The Four of Us).

The Fortress of Solitude is the extraordinary coming-of-age story about 1970s Brooklyn and beyond- of black and white, soul and rap, block parties and blackouts, friendship and betrayal, comic books and 45s. And the story of what would happen if two teenagers obsessed with superheroes believed that maybe, just maybe, they could fly...

The Fortress of Solitude is supported in part by the National Fund for New Musicals, a program of National Alliance for Musical Theatre, with funding from Stacey Mindich Productions
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BWW Reviews:  THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Sings of Gentrification, White Privilege and SupermanBWW Reviews: THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Sings of Gentrification, White Privilege and Superman
by Michael Dale - October 27, 2014

Itamar Moses and Michael Friedman's provocative and ambitious new musical is based on Jonathan Lethem's 2003 novel. (more...)

The Public Extends New Musical THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDEThe Public Extends New Musical THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2014

The Public Theater announced a two-week extension today for The Fortress of Solitude, a world premiere musical based on the nationally best-selling novel of the same name by Jonathan Lethem. With a book by Itamar Moses, music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, and conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin, The Fortress of Solitude began previews on Tuesday, September 30 and was officially scheduled to close on Sunday, November 2. It will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 16. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Public Theater's THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Public Theater's THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Celebrates Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - October 23, 2014

The Public Theater presents The Fortress of Solitude, a world premiere musical with a book by Itamar Moses, and music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin, The Fortress of Solitude runs through Sunday, November 2. BroadwayWorld brings you phtotos from opening night below! (more...)

Review Roundup: THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Opens at the PublicReview Roundup: THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Opens at the Public
by Review Roundups - October 22, 2014

The Public Theater presents The Fortress of Solitude, a world premiere musical with a book by Itamar Moses, and music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin, The Fortress of Solitude runs through Sunday, November 2, with an official press opening tonight, October 22. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Adam Chanler-Berat and More Star in THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, Opening Tonight at the PublicAdam Chanler-Berat and More Star in THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, Opening Tonight at the Public
by BWW News Desk - October 22, 2014

The Public Theater presents The Fortress of Solitude, a world premiere musical with a book by Itamar Moses, and music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin, The Fortress of Solitude runs through Sunday, November 2, with an official press opening tonight, October 22. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Public Theater's THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, Starring Adam Chanler-Berat, Kyle Beltran & MoreBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Public Theater's THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, Starring Adam Chanler-Berat, Kyle Beltran & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 21, 2014

The Public Theater presents The Fortress of Solitude, a world premiere musical with a book by Itamar Moses, and music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin, The Fortress of Solitude runs through Sunday, November 2, with an official press opening tomorrow, Wednesday, October 22. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Adam Chanler-Berat, Kyle Beltran & More in Public Theater's FORTRESS OF SOLITUDEPhoto Flash: First Look at Adam Chanler-Berat, Kyle Beltran & More in Public Theater's FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2014

The Public Theater presents The Fortress of Solitude, a world premiere musical with a book by Itamar Moses, and music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin, The Fortress of Solitude runs through Sunday, November 2, with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 22. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Kyle Beltran Discusses New York Premiere of THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE at the Public TheaterBWW Interview: Kyle Beltran Discusses New York Premiere of THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE at the Public Theater
by Louisa Brady - October 14, 2014

Beltran (Mingus) took some time out of his busy rehearsal schedule to chat with BroadwayWorld about the role, the journey that the musical has taken to get to this point, and much more. Read the full interview below! (more...)