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.
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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.