Read Reviews for The Cradle Will Rock Off-Broadway

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Tony Yazbeck, Lara Pulver, and Eddie Cooper star in the John Doyle-helmed revival at Classic Stage Company.
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Lara Pulver, Kara Mikula, Benjamin Eakeley, Tony Yazbeck, and Ian Lowe Joan Marcus

Classic Stage Company's Off-Broadway production of Marc Blitzstein’s The Cradle Will Rock officially opened April 3. Directed by Tony winner John Doyle, the play with music is a Depression-era indictment of rampant capitalism.

First seen in 1937 directed by Orson Welles, the original production was shut down on the eve of opening night by federal authorities over so-called “budget cuts,” commonly considered a thin veil for fears of the play’s pro-labor stance.

Cradle Will Rock began previews at CSC March 21 and will continue through May 19.

The cast is made up of Ken Barnett, Eddie Cooper, Benjamin Eakeley, Tony nominee David Garrison, Ian Lowe, Kara Mikula, Olivier winner Lara Pulver, Sally Ann Triplett, Rema Webb, and Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck.

Read reviews for the Off-Broadway revival below.

New York Magazine / Vulture (Sara Holdren)

New York Stage Review (Michael Sommers and Steven Suskin)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

New York Theatre Guide (Donna Herman)

Parterre (David Fox)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Check back for updates.

Watch the Cast of Off-Broadway's The Cradle Will Rock Discuss How Marc Blitzstein's Play With Music Resonates Today

The production features sets by Doyle, costumes by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Jane Cox and Tess James, and music supervision from Greg Jarrett. Casting is by Telsey + Company.

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