Composer Paul Simon and the cast of his Broadway musical The Capeman will make at least one more appearance in New York -- on its own float in the June 14 Puerto Rican Day Parade.
Stars Reuben Blades and Ednita Nazario will appear with Simon and other members of the cast on the float -- later to be joined by co-star Marc Anthony. They are scheduled to perform two very appropriate numbers from the show: "I Was Born in Puerto Rico" and, naturally, "Puerto Rican Day Parade."
The June 14 event will start at 11:30 AM at 44th Street and Fifth Avenue with a short concert (not including The Capeman), then will step off up Fifth Avenue to 68th Street at noon.
The Capeman, the story of real-life killer Salvador Agron and his jailhouse redemption through poetry, closed in March after a two-month Broadway run, but the original cast album is still scheduled for release Aug. 25. Simon's work with lyricist Derek Walcott was nominated for a 1998 Tony Award as Best Musical.
Simon's spokesman Vaughn Hazel told Playbill On-Line (June 11) that plans for a national tour of the musical are still up in the air.