Complete Casting Announced for NYMF's J.O.B. The Hip Hopera

NY Musical Theatre Fest   Complete Casting Announced for NYMF's J.O.B. The Hip Hopera Complete casting has been announced for the New York Musical Theatre Festival's production of J.O.B. The Hip-Hopera, Sept. 25-Oct. 1 at the 45th Street Theatre.

The musical takes the Biblical story of Job as its jumping off point. At the hip-hop label Hoover Records, president J. Hoover is pitted against Job, his right hand man, in a test of loyalty, compassion and friendship. And in the jingle department, MC Cain is pitted against his brotha and fellow rapper MC Abel in their struggle for success. According to press notes, "It's the Old (School) Testament retold as an allegory of contemporary corporate life in the music biz."

The cast includes Eli Batalion (M.C. Abel), Jerome Sabel (M.C. Cain), Marissa Labog (Ensemble), and Aimee Zannoni (Ensemble).

The creative team includes Jerome Sabel (composer, lyricist, writer), Eli Batalion (composer, lyricist, writer), Joe Barrucco (composer), Stefan Novinski (director), Hassan Christopher (co-director, choreographer), Steven Young (lighting designer) and Joe Barrucco (sound designer).

The 45th Street Theatre is located at 354 45th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenue.

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