PHOTO CALL: Reggae-Based Musical The Harder They Come Comes to America

News   PHOTO CALL: Reggae-Based Musical The Harder They Come Comes to America The London hit reggae musical, The Harder They Come, hops "the pond" to play Toronto's Canon Theatre. Rolan Bell stars.

Kerry Michael and Dawn Reid direct the reggae music-infused work, which features a book by Perry Henzell. The Harder They Come is "based on the iconic 'seventies film that launched Jimmy Cliff onto the world stage [and] tells the story of a country boy who makes for the bright lights of Kingston, Jamaica," as show notes describe. "With a head full of songs, including 'You Can Get it if You Really Want,' 'Many Rivers to Cross,' 'Higher and Higher,' 'Rivers of Babylon' and 'The Harder They Come,' he dreams of becoming a reggae star. When the harsh reality of the music scene drives him into a fast and furious life as an outlaw, he would rather die than kill his dream!"

Producer David Mirvish presents UK Arts and Theatre Royal Stratford East production which plays Toronto as the first stop on an international tour.

Here is a look at the show:

For more information, visit mirvish.com.

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