The George C. Wolfe-Savion Glover tap extravaganza Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk celebrates two years on Broadway April 25. The musical opened at the Ambassador Theatre on that date in 1996 and went on to win four Tony Awards, including trophies for best direction of a musical (Wolfe) and best choreography (Glover). The show originally opened at the Public, where it played a sold-out, three-month engagement from Nov. 3, 1995 to Jan. 28, 1996.
The show's current cast features Baakari Wilder as "'da beat," Lynette G. DuPre as "'da singer," and Curtis McClarin as "'da voice." Marshall L. Davis Jr., Omar A. Edwards, and Jason Samuels complete the dance ensemble, and Jared Crawford and Raymond King are the bucket drummers.
Noise/Funk's touring company will finish its eight-week run at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theater on April 26; next stop, Philadelphia's Forrest Theatre, May 1-17.