The Total Bent 2016

Run Time:
One hour and 50 minutes, with no intermission
Opened: May 25, 2016
Closing: June 26, 2016

The Total Bent - 2016 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

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

Stew and Heidi Rodewald, creators of the Tony Award-winning show Passing Strange, team with director Joanna Settle to bring you their thrilling new musical, THE TOTAL BENT, a riotous new show at the crossroads of the sacred and profane, survival and liberation, gospel and rock 'n' roll.

When a British record producer arrives in Montgomery, Alabama to hook Marty Roy, a young black musical prodigy, he launches us back into Marty's tumultuous upbringing. The son of a gospel star and self-proclaimed healer, Marty spent his childhood writing the songs that have made his charismatic father famous. But in a nation on the verge of social upheaval, with the rising heat from the street guiding his pen, Marty finds himself at odds with his spiritually forceful father as he strives to create a masterpiece that will change America- no matter the cost.

A funny, fiery, one-of-a-kind show, THE TOTAL BENT is about the passions that divide a father and son as they make their music and make their choice between salvation and selling out.

The Total Bent - 2016 - Off-Broadway Cast

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The Total Bent - 2016 Off-Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2017 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Ato Blankson-Wood
2017 The Lortels Outstanding Choreographer David Neumann
2017 The Lortels Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical Ato Blankson-Wood