Wolfe, Baran and Malamphy Head Cast of Cradle Will Rock at Theatre 80 Starting Sept. 2 | Playbill

News Wolfe, Baran and Malamphy Head Cast of Cradle Will Rock at Theatre 80 Starting Sept. 2
Downtown Music Productions and St. Marks in the Bowery present the Depression-era musical The Cradle Will Rock beginning Sept. 2 at Theatre 80; the production kicks off Howl! Arts Project 2010.

Directed by Larry Marshall with musical direction by Mimi Stern-Wolfe, the cast includes Laura Wolfe as Moll, Charles Baran as Larry Foreman and Paul Malamphy as Mr. Mister. The ensemble comprises Ryan Cahill, Darcy Dunn, Gavin Esham, Brian Henry, Marcus Moss, Jeannine Otis, Zak Risinger, Tom Savage, Michael Schilke, Greg Senf, Steve Sieck, Mark Singer and Go Takeuchi.

The Cradle Will Rock features book, music and lyrics by Marc Blitzstein. Laura Stilwell is the production's choreographer.

Set in Steeltown, USA, The Cradle Will Rock, according to press notes, "tells the story of Larry Foreman whose efforts to start a workers' union could be thwarted by the wealthy businessman Mr. Mister. Along the way, a wide range of societal characters become involved, taking sides in economic warfare that mirrors today's 'great recession.' Blitzstein's characters include Mr. Mister's wife and their spoiled children; artists who sell out; struggling shopkeepers and blue-collar workers; immigrant families; a faithless priest; and a charming prostitute named Moll."

Performances run at Theater 80 (80 St. Marks Place) on Sept. 2, 3, 28 and 29 at 8 PM. Tickets are $20. For reservations, visit www. brownpapertickets.com or call (800) 838-3006. Cash only at the door.

For more information, including a complete schedule of events, visit www.howlfestival.com.

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