Capeman Cast in June 14 NY Puerto Rican Day Parade

News   Capeman Cast in June 14 NY Puerto Rican Day Parade 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.

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.

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