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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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Kyle Beltran, who has showcased his talent in both Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, notably starred in "The Fortress of Solitude" at The Public Theater and Dallas Theater Center. more...

Adam Chanler-Berat, who received a Lortel nomination for Best Actor for his role in The Fortress of Solitude at The Public Theater, has also starred in notable productions such as Amelie at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Sunday in the Park with George at Huntington Theatre. more...

Carla Duren, known for her performances in Broadway's HAIRSPRAY and 110 IN THE SHADE, also graced the Off-Broadway stage in THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE. more...

Stephane Duret, an actor, educator, and acceptance advocate, graced the stage in The Fortress of Solitude, bringing his dynamic talent and passion for the arts, previously seen on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots. more...

Brian Tyree Henry, a versatile actor known for his extensive work across film, television, and theater, showcased his talent in "The Fortress of Solitude" at The Public Theatre, adding to his impressive stage credits. more...

Rebecca Naomi Jones, who has an impressive array of Broadway credits including Oklahoma! and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, previously showcased her talents in The Fortress of Solitude at the Public Theater. more...

Jahi Kearse, who performed in The Fortress of Solitude at The Public Theater, boasts an impressive array of credits including Broadway productions like Holler If Ya Hear Me and Baby It's You!, as well as numerous regional and Off-Broadway shows. more...

David Rossmer, known for his Broadway roles in "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Titanic," brought his versatile talent to "The Fortress of Solitude," showcasing his extensive experience in both theater and television, including notable performances in "Blue Bloods" and "Law and Order." more...

Conor Ryan, who recently captivated Off-Broadway audiences in The Fortress of Solitude at The Public Theater, made his Broadway debut in Cinderella and boasts a rich background in regional theatre and formal training. more...

Kristen Sieh, a founding member of The TEAM, showcased her talent in The Public Theater's production of "The Fortress of Solitude," among other notable performances. more...

Britton Smith, a founding member and President of The Broadway Advocacy Coalition, showcased his talent in the past Off-Broadway production of Fortress of Solitude at the Public Theater. more...

Akron Watson showcased his talent Off-Broadway in The Fortress of Solitude at The Public Theater, adding to an impressive resume that spans Broadway, regional theatre, film, and television. more...

Juson Williams, a multifaceted performer from New York, has showcased his talents in several national touring Broadway productions, including the revival of *The Wiz*, where he worked alongside notable names like Ashanti and Tony Award winner LaChanze. more...

Awards and Nominations


2015 The Lortels
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical: Adam Chanler-Berat was nominated but did not win.
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