Charles Strouse Musical Martin, With Gilbert Glenn Brown, Dameka Hayes, Tony Perry, Begins Oct. 19

News   Charles Strouse Musical Martin, With Gilbert Glenn Brown, Dameka Hayes, Tony Perry, Begins Oct. 19 Martin, a new musical by Tony-winning composer-lyricist Charles Strouse and book writer Leslie Lee, will begin performances Oct. 19 at the Kraine Theater.

Charles Strouse
Charles Strouse

Presented by the Negro Ensemble Company, the limited engagement will continue through Oct. 30.

Directed by Jeffrey B. Moss and choreographed by Barbara Siman, the cast features Gilbert Glenn Brown, Dameka Hayes, Heather Massie, Kyle Minshew, Tony Perry, Raena White and Curtis Wiley. The musical director is Skip Brevis.

Martin, press notes state, "recounts Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s faltering journey from defiant teenager to leader of an improbable nonviolent bus boycott, which ultimately set the tone for the civil rights movement. In this new musical, Dr. King is stunned and disappointed that students from an urban high school, named after him, have little idea who he and his colleagues were in the civil rights movement. He takes them through his struggles with racism as a youth in Atlanta, his embrace of Mahatma Gandhi’s peaceful means of protest, and the Montgomery bus boycott, where segregation on buses was declared illegal by the United States Supreme Court."

Show times are Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM, with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM.

Kraine Theater is located at 85 East 4th Street (between Second & Third Ave.). Tickets are $18 and are available through TicketCentral.com, (212) 279-4200. For more information visit www.necinc.org.

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