World Premiere Musical Broadbend, Arkansas Begins Performances Off-Broadway October 25 | Playbill

Off-Broadway News World Premiere Musical Broadbend, Arkansas Begins Performances Off-Broadway October 25 The musical traces the experience of an African-American family over three generations.
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Broadbend, Arkansas, starring Justin Cunningham (When They See Us) and Danyel Fulton (Jasper in Deadland), begins its world premiere engagement Off-Broadway October 25.

A co-production between Transport Group and the Public Theater, the musical traces three generations of an African-American family as they grapple with inequality, violence, and suppression in the South.

Transport Group Artistic Director Jack Cummings III directs the two-actor musical, which officially opens November 10 at the Duke on 42nd Street.

READ: Transport Group's 2019–2020 Season to Include The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Starring Beth Malone

Broadbend, Arkansas features a libretto by Ellen Fitzhugh and Harrison David Rivers, and music and additional lyrics by Ted Shen.

Deborah K. Abramson serves as musical director with lighting design by Jen Schriever, costume design by Peiyi Wong, sound design by Walter Trarbach, and orchestrations by Michael Starobin. Dane Laffrey is scenic consultant. Casting is by Nora Brennan. The production stage manager is Jason Hindelang.

Performances are scheduled through November 23.

 
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